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BIOT8004 - Ad Bioanalytical Techniques

Title:Ad Bioanalytical Techniques
Long Title:Advanced Bioanalytical Techniq
Module Code:BIOT8004
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Biotechnology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: ANN WARD
Module Description: This module introduces the student to advanced principles and applications of modern bioanalytical techniques.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Analyse a broad range of immunoassay systems and describe the principles and applications of modern immunochemical automated systems.
LO2 Evaluate the relative merits of different bioassay systems and biomarkers used in the evaluation of safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals and environmental pollutants.
LO3 Evaluate the principles of biosensor design and display a comprehensive knowledge of the wide range of molecular recognition elements and transducers available, and the medical, bioprocessing and environmental applications of this technology.
LO4 Explain the applications and requirements of quality, standardisation & validation principles in bioanalytical techniques
LO5 Discuss the application of nanotechnology and the future of bioanalytical techniques
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Biosensors and Affinity Sensors
Technology & application, Enzyme & Microbial biosensors, Fibre optical biosensors, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Immunosensors, Electrochemical, Piezoelectric & Calorimetric sensors, Nanomechanical & Integrated optical biosensors.
Immunochemical Techniques
Advanced principles of immunoassays. Time Resolved fluorimetry, Luminometry, Automation, Immunomagnetic separation techniques & applications. Advanced concepts of standardisation and method validation, Immuno-PCR, Microarray and microspot technology
Bioassay Methodologies
Bioassay for drug development, Anti-Viral & Anti-Cancer bioassays, Anti- Microbial bioassay, Cell-based receptor functional assays, Enzyme bioassays.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Assessment of principles & application of immunoassay systems 1 30.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent & directed learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Wild D. 2013, Immunoassay handbook, 4th Ed., Elsevier Science & Technology Oxford [ISBN: 0080970370]
  • Rogers K.R & Mulchandani A. 2010, Affinity Biosensors: Techniques & Prorcols [ISBN: 1617370665]
  • Gosling, J 2006, Immunoassays, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0199637113]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jeanette M. Van Emon 2007, Immunoassay and other bioanalytical techniques, 1st Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 0849339421]
  • Atta-ur Rahman, MI Choudhary, W Thompson, 2001, Bioassay Techniques for Drug Development [ISBN: 9058230511]
  • Xueji Zhang, Huangxian Ju, Joseph Wang 2008, Electrochemical sensors, biosensors, and their biomedical applications [ISBN: 0123737389]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SPHBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 7 Mandatory

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