CHEM ENG 2012 - Pharmaceutical Production Processes

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

This course provides an overview of the pharmaceutical engineering technology and translation in industry. The course covers the basic information about recombinant DNA technology and application in pharmaceutical industry; the role of key operational units in drug manufacturing processes. Brief introduction to process design emphasizing unique requirements of pharmaceutical plants (e.g. high purity, specialized utility systems, etc.) will be included. In the end of the course, you will be able to understand the most important pharmaceutical products manufacturing processes. The learning approaches include lectures, project design, presentation, quiz in the class and problem solving tutorials.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code CHEM ENG 2012
    Course Pharmaceutical Production Processes
    Coordinating Unit School of Chemical Engineering
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Assumed Knowledge CHEM ENG 1007
    Course Description This course provides an overview of the pharmaceutical engineering technology and translation in industry. The course covers the basic information about recombinant DNA technology and application in pharmaceutical industry; the role of key operational units in drug manufacturing processes. Brief introduction to process design emphasizing unique requirements of pharmaceutical plants (e.g. high purity, specialized utility systems, etc.) will be included. In the end of the course, you will be able to understand the most important pharmaceutical products manufacturing processes. The learning approaches include lectures, project design, presentation, quiz in the class and problem solving tutorials.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Jingxiu Bi

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 Recognise the role of key operational units in pharmaceuticals manufacturing processes;
    2 Explain the fundamental concepts of cell growth kinetics;
    3 Apply the principles of fermentation operation control of batch, fed-batch and continuous fermentation;
    4 Apply the principles of fermentation and bioreactor operation to solve out the real-world problems. Understand the process of animal cell culture and its application to produce therapy products;
    5  Explain the principles of different methods of sterilization in set-up the pure culture and avoid the contamination risk;
    6 Apply the fundamental principles for membrane separation;
    7 Discuss the principles of different liquid chromatography and their application in bio-pharmaceuticals production, advanced techniques in chromatography process design;
    8 Apply the integrated unit operations to design a process to recover products from biological processes & natural resources;
    9  Emphasize unique requirements of pharmaceutical plants (e.g. high purity, specialized utility systems, etc);
    Describe and sketching common bioseparation methods and equipments.

     
    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
    The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1   1.2   1.3   1.4   1.5   1.6   2.1   2.2   2.3   2.4   3.1   3.2   3.3   3.4   3.5   3.6   

    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    2-6
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1-6
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    7-9
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    7, 8
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    7-9
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Further information will be available prior to the start of the semester.
    Total 0
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    This assessment breakdown complies with the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy.
     
    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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