MSc Pharmaceutical Industrial Advanced Training (PIAT) / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Pharmaceutical Engineering (PIAT 12)

Unit code PHAR71120
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Variable teaching patterns
Offered by Pharmacy
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

This unit covers the philosophy, project design and management, site selection, process flow diagrams and documentation, process utility systems, the design of laboratories, pilot plant, parenteral facility, automation of packaging systems, GMP and validation. 

Aims

  • To introduce engineers to important aspects of pharmaceutical engineering to enable them to make effective contributions to design, development and operation of facilities.
  • To provide non-engineers with an understanding of the role and activities of pharmaceutical engineers to enable them to work more effectively with engineers and to appreciate the contributions engineers can make in the industry.

Teaching and learning methods

Unit provided to the student, and then online support from tutor.

 

Knowledge and understanding

Good understanding of pharmaceutical engineering, which will support their core discipline when interacting with pharmaceutical engineers.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Good understanding of pharmaceutical engineering, which will support their core discipline when interacting with pharmaceutical engineers.

Note: The unit is NOT designed to provide basic education and training in engineering sciences. It does NOT provide an engineering 'conversion course' for non-engineers.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 70%
Written assignment (inc essay) 30%

Feedback methods

Provisional marks and feedback for coursework returned within 15 working days.

Exam marks and final marks returned after ratification at exam board. 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 2
Independent study hours
Independent study 148

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Justin Wiedemann Unit coordinator

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