This programme will focus on core competencies such as Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Distribution, Quality Management Systems, Strategic Management, Clinical Research Co-ordination, Project Planning and Finance, and Professional and Technical Communication.
Students can attend class two evenings a week or attend on-line. Students also attend workshops or practical group one Saturday a month on campus. Extensive Coaching & Mentorship workshops will be provided with specific focus on individual assessment and improvement.
A Demand for New Skills
The pharmaceutical industry has traditionally required individuals with strong science or engineering backgrounds to support its significant manufacturing activities in Ireland. Today, there is a new skill-set required along with those with scientific knowledge. This skill-set requires professional individuals with a strong knowledge of manufacturing, compliance, regulation as well as business improvement. These skills need to be supported with an ability to assimilate information, make effective decisions and communicate clearly using the latest technologies and systems.
This BA (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Business Operations developed by Innopharma College of Applied Sciences in conjunction with Griffith College will equip individuals with these skills and competencies.
Who is this Programme for?
The programme is targeted at those who wish to develop their career in the areas of pharmaceutical operations, compliance, business improvement, technology transfer, validation and clinical trials. With extensive input and participation from the pharmaceutical sector this programme is ideal for those involved in manufacturing, compliance, business improvement, quality assurance, validation, data analytics, clinical trial co-ordination and engineering.
Entrants will possess a minimum qualification at NFQ Level 7 in science, engineering, quality or a related discipline. Recognition of prior learning will also be taken into account.
Duration and Hours
This 10 month programme is delivered over two semesters. Learners attend classes two evenings per week (6.30pm - 9.30pm) and one Saturday per month for practical and group work.
Programme Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the programme learners will be able to:
- Describe in detail the quality systems, manufacturing, packaging and distribution processes and data methods governing the pharmaceutical industry’s operations, and ongoing development.
- Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of regulatory and quality management, pharmaceutical packaging, change control and distribution techniques required across pharmaceutical and clinical research.
- Demonstrate business knowledge of strategic management, environmental scanning and the implementation of appropriate business strategies.
- Appropriately identify the current and future quality and regulatory requirements for packaging, change control, distribution and contract management and regulatory environment and assess strategies to implement technology transfers, new business introductions, contract manufacturing and project implementation.
- Exercise appropriate judgement in applying methods for project costing, planning, data collection and analysis tools to plan, implement and track typical projects within the industry.
- Liaise effectively, ethically and compliantly with others to project manage changes and deliver significant projects and implementations involving multi-cultural and multi-site teams.