2018/2019

Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Eligibility

Students from the Biological and Chemical Sciences Area of Study (CK402 entry) who pass First Science may opt to enter this programme, provided they have passed First Science and passed CM1200 and CM1201. There are twenty places available each year.

Quotas

Students who opt to enter will be offered places in order of merit based on their First Year Examination results in Chemistry. In filling the quotas, places will be given to students passing the First University Examination in Science at the Summer Examination in the first year of registration for the First University Examination in Science, and in order of merit of marks in Chemistry obtained thereat. Remaining places, if any, will be filled in order of merit without distinction as to when the examination was completed. The decision as to the filling of such remaining places will be made after the results of the Autumn Supplemental Examination are known.

In Second Science, students take modules common to the Second Science degree programme in Chemistry encompassing the basic elements of Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry. Four other modules are taken from the Biological Sciences including modules in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Physiology. Students take 60 credits as follows:

Chemistry (40 credits)
CM2001 (5 credits)
CM2002 (5 credits)
CM2003 (5 credits)
CM2004 (5 credits)
CM2005 (5 credits)
CM2006 (5 credits)
CM2007 (5 credits)
CM2008 (5 credits)

Biochemistry
BC2001 (5 credits)
BC2002 (5 credits)

Molecular Biology
ML2001 (5 credits)

Physiology
PL2021 (5 credits)

Optional Module - CM0004 (5 credits)
Students interested in taking this optional module must note their interest to the module co-ordinator in the first week of Semester 1. Places are limited and will be allocated based on results obtained in First Year and subject to the approval of the Programme Co-ordinator. CM0004 is not included for progression to subsequent year and is not counted toward the final degree award. The result obtained in CM0004 will be recorded on the student's transcript.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second University Examination in Science - Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College only for very serious reasons.

In Third Science, students take 10 modules (60credits), equally divided between Chemistry and the Biological Sciences, as follows:

Chemistry (35 credits)
CM3001 (5 credits)
CM3004 (5 credits)
CM3024 (10 credits)
CM3101 (5 credits)
CM3102 (5 credits)
CM3110 (5 credits)

Biochemistry
BC3001 (5 credits)
BC3006 (5 credits)

Pharmacology
PT3001 (5 credits)
PT3002 (5 credits)
PT3005 (5 credits)


Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Students who have passed Third Year may choose not to proceed to Fourth Year and may opt instead to be conferred with a BSc Ordinary Degree.

Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Third University Examination in Science - Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

Industrial Placements will be held in the vacation between Third and Fourth Year over the five month period June - October. This work placement is a core Fourth Year module (10 credits). Commencement of the final year is in week 9 to accommodate this.

The Fourth Year involves a work placement module (10 credits on a Pass/Fail basis), seven taught modules (40 credits) and a further 10 credits comprising either a 10 credit Chemistry research project (CM4208) or a 5 credit Chemistry project (CM4203) plus a 5 credit Biochemistry project (BC4014). A maximum for 10 places are available on BC4014. Allocation of projects will be made in consultation with students with priority given on the basis of overall marks in SECOND SCIENCE.

Work Placement Module
CM4204 (10 credits)

Chemistry (25 credits)
CM4001 (5 credits)
CM4101 (5 credits)
CM4103 (5 credits)
CM4108 (5 credits)
CM4109 (5 credits)

Biochemistry
BC4002 (5 credits)

Pharmacology
PT4005 (5 credits), PT4012 (5 credits)

Projects
either
CM4203 (5 credits) and BC4014 (5 credits)
or
CM4208 (10 credits)

Please note that this programme does NOT result in a qualification to practise as a pharmacist.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2018/2019.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the BSc (Hons) Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the College, only for very serious reasons.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BSc in Chemistry of Pharmaceutical Compounds (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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