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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title From Bench to Market: the Development of Pharmaceutical Drug Products
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 18526
Module Lead
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-18 hours
Practical Classes and workshops-4 hours
Guided independent study-78 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description From the latest technologies used in drug discovery through to post market surveillance activities – this module looks at the stages involved in the multimillion-pound process of drug product development. The module covers the typical “time-line” of drug product development, including Issues and importance of stages in drug product development; Drug discovery; Developability; Preformulation, primary and secondary manufacturing; Quality by design approaches to pharmaceutical manufacturing; Pre-clinical studies and clinical studies; The regulatory and quality environment of the pharmaceutical industry; Marketing and post marketing activities; Patents and protection intellectual property.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:
  • Describe and demonstrate an understanding of the drug discovery process;
    • Describe and demonstrate an understanding of the key stages in the development of a pharmaceutical drug product;
      • Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory, patent and quality environment of the pharmaceutical industry;
        • Demonstrate an understanding of and evaluate current and emerging strategies for improving pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.
    Assessment 18526-01 : Exam : Exam (School Arranged) - Computer-based (100%)
    Assessment Methods & Exceptions 2 x 25 % online class tests, 50% written coursework (submitted on Canvas).

    100% written coursework (submitted on Canvas)
    Other None
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