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Key Info

  • Course CodeCR_SVASC_7
  • Field of StudyBiopharmaceutical,Pharmaceutical
  • Type of CourseCertificate
  • Type of QualificationCertificate
  • Type of Study Part time Online
  • Application Closing Date28th September 2020
  • Level7
  • LocationBishopstown Campus
This Special Purpose Award in Validation Science provides an accredited level 7 qualification in Validation Science over one year for individuals who are seeking to up-skill or cross-skill in order to gain suitable employment in sectors such as biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. The course is delivered using a blended approach of online material content using MP4 videos and a number of industrial led workshops (pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device industries). The course is assessed using online assessments and online submissions of assignments.

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

 

 

Overview

This Special Purpose Award has been developed in response to the requests from the industrial participants in the South Western Skills Forum.


The programme targets employment roles in production/ manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, commissioning, qualification, validation and operation roles within pharmaceutical/biotechnology/medical device manufacturing companies.


Students gain valuable knowledge and key skills in subject areas pertinent to working in highly regulated manufacturing environments such as GMP, QA, QC and Validation.


Students will attain a knowledge and understanding of the principles of quality regulation as required by the principles of current Good Manufacturing Practice. The importance of validation of equipment, plant, utilities, processes and procedures in industry will be shown to be an essential approach to consistently producing products of the intended quality. The student will gain an understanding of the increasing regulatory requirements relevant to the biomedical, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry. The proposed modules are focused not only on the biotechnological industries but also find applications into other regulatory compliant environments such as the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors.

 

The programme uses a mixture of online multiple choice question assessments and online submission of assignments.
 


Award

Special Purpose Award - Certificate in Validation Science (10 ECTs) (Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualification)

 

 

INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

Initial email will be sent to students personal email account with information once the student has been accepted onto the course.   


Once registered, students will be sent an email to the personal email address with information on how to activate your myCIT email, how to access CANVAS (CIT’s virtual learning platform) and web4student (your academic record). Your myCIT email address will be the mode of contact for information from the co-ordinator of the course. 


Registration date to be confirmed.


Overview on using CANVAS and myCIT email:

CANVAS: https://tel.cit.ie/canvas-for-students

Email: http://www.mycit.ie/itsupport/cit-student-email/

 

Link to MAP of CIT:

MAP

Candidates are required to have a minimum of a Level 6 qualification (120 credits), or equivalent, in an engineering or science discipline.

 

To Apply

  • Online application is open for course commencing 30th September 2020.
  • The full course fee of €1,250 will be payable online upon acceptance of an offer.
  • You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply online' button below, you are only asked to pay the course fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.

Note: The running of individual modules will be dependent on a sufficient number of students enrolling on the course. The module may be withdrawn if this requirement is not fulfilled.
 

 

The content covered and the assessment breakdown can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

The course consists of two 5 credit modules:

Semester 1 (September to December) 13 weeks

  • Introduction into Validation 
    Introduction into Validation consists of 40 lessons (online videos) divided into 6 topic units with 6 assessments to be completed (Multiple Choice Questions answered online).


    There will be a number of workshops (4 max) delivered by industrial partners which will be hosted in CIT and UCC, and there will be assessments to be completed on these workshops. Your attendance to these will be required. Information on these workshops (dates/venue/topic) are to be finalised.

    There will be a number of Webinars from industry partners which will be available online.

 

Semester 2 (February to May) 13 weeks

  • Validation Science  

    Validation Science consists of 40 lessons (online videos) divided into 8 topic units with 2 assessments to be completed (Multiple Choice Questions answered online) plus project/assignment work.  There will be a number of workshops (4 max) delivered by industrial partners which will be hosted in CIT and UCC. Your attendance to these will be required. Information on these workshops (dates/venue/topic) are to be finalised.

    There will be a number of Webinars from industry partners which will be available online.

 

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