BioPharmaChem Skillnet

Certificate in CPD: Introduction to Biopharmaceuticals and Advanced Personalised Therapies

NFQ Level

Level 8

Teaching Mode

Part-Time

Duration

8 weeks

Biopharmachem Skillnet
UCC
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This program introduces students to the molecular and cellular basis of diseases and how they influence the design and manufacturing of biological therapies. The course emphasizes protein and vaccine-based treatments and explores emerging gene and cell therapies along with personalized treatments.

Key Takeaways:

  • Comprehensive introduction to molecular and cellular biology as it pertains to diseases
  • Deep dive into protein and vaccine-based therapies, plus emerging gene and cell therapies
  • Focus on large-scale drug and vaccine manufacturing processes

Why Choose this Course?

  1. Expert Collaboration: Jointly designed by UCC’s School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology and BioPharmaChem Skillnet.
  2. Industry-Relevant: Specifically tailored for those aiming to enter or upskill in BioPharma.
  3. Industry-Experienced Faculty: Delivered by experienced lecturers and industry experts
  4.  Job Ready: Prepares students for technical, operational, quality, and management roles.

Course Structure and Content

Module: BC5007 Introduction to BioPharmaceuticals and Advanced Personalized Therapies

  • Overview: Basics of molecular biology, disease mechanisms, and their relationship with biotherapeutics.
  • Content Focus: Design and manufacturing of biological drugs, personalization of medicine, emerging applications in gene and cell therapies.

Entry Requirements

Educational Background:

  • NFQ Level 8 qualification required.
  • A quota allocated for those without formal qualifications but significant industry experience.

Application Materials:

  • Application statement, birth certificate or passport, photograph, CV, language test report (if applicable), and transcripts.

 

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