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BIOT6005 - Introduction to Quality System

Title:Introduction to Quality System
Long Title:Introduction to Quality System
Module Code:BIOT6005
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Biotechnology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 11 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: ANN WARD
Module Description: This module introduces the principles and methods of quality systems. It details the application of quality cost analysis and introduces the concept of continuous quality improvement.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the principles of quality and quality assurance
LO2 Outline the elements and implementation of a total quality system
LO3 Describe the methods and application of quality improvement techniques
LO4 Explain the principles and use of statistical process control tools and introduce lean sigma systems
LO5 Describe and explain the basis of quality cost analysis
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 MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

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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
Introduction to Quality Systems
Quality control, Quality assurance, Total Quality Management, Quality standards and specifications, Process control
Elements of a Total Quality System
Quality audits, Documentation, Quality manual, Training, quality of design
Quality Improvement Techniques
Quality improvement and teamwork, Problem solving techniques, Introduction to lean-sigma systems
Manufacturing Quality Control
Statistical Process Control, Quality Control Charts
Quality Costs
Prevention and Failure Costs, Cost reporting and measurement, Economic models, quality cost reduction programs
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Multiple Choice Questions Mid term assessment 1,2 50.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End of semester formal examination 1,2,3,4,5 50.0 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 Classroom instruction 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Student 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
  • Summers D.C. 2009, Quality, 3rd Ed. [ISBN: 0-13-1592489-0]
  • Dipak K Sarker 2008, Quality Systems and Control for Pharmaceuticals [ISBN: 9780470056936]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Goetsch D.L. 2009, Introduction to Total Quality, 3rd Ed. [ISBN: 0-13-8003548]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SAGBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agri-Biosciences 4 Mandatory
CR_SHERB_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Herbal Science 4 Mandatory
CR_SNHSC_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science 4 Mandatory
CR_SPHBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 4 Mandatory
CR_SAGBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Agri-Biosciences 4 Mandatory
CR_BAGRI_7 Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 6 Mandatory
CR_SBIBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology 4 Mandatory
CR_SFSTE_7 Bachelor of Science in Food and Health Science 4 Mandatory
CR_BHORT_7 Bachelor of Science in Horticulture 6 Elective
CR_SCEBS_8 Common Entry Biological Sciences 4 Mandatory
CR_SBIOS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biosciences 4 Mandatory

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