Having listened to industry & the urgent need to meet the growing demands of organisations & learners we are proud to spearhead learning pathways with MicroCreds. Our current offering is a Certificate in Continuing Professional Development: An Introduction to BioPharmaceuticals & Advanced Personalised Therapies. This course has been developed collaboratively between Staff at the School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at UCC & BioPharmaChem Skillnet.
This course is heavily funded by BioPharmaChem Skillnet for our Member Companies. It takes place via Live webinars & will be delivered over 8 weeks, online on Tuesdays 4-6pm on 21, 28 November; 5, 12 December; 9, 16, 23,30 January. The closing date for applications is 06 November 2023 with a start date of 21 November 2023. More information & book your place HERE
This programme aims to provide students with an introduction to the molecular and cellular basis of disease and how this informs the design & manufacture of biological therapies. There will be a focus on protein & vaccine based therapeutic approaches, as well as emerging gene & cell therapies & the personalized treatment of disease.
The course will provide a basic understanding of how our bodies work & how this can change in disease. It will then consider the rationale behind the development of biotherapeutics & the design of biological drugs – with an emphasis on the processes & management involved in the largescale manufacture of protein drugs & vaccines. Participants will be introduced to the concepts associated with the personalisation of medicines & novel applications associated with cell & gene therapies. Through a flexible online delivery, learners will benefit from pre-recorded & live webinars which facilitate an engaged learning environment while also supporting self-directed study.