10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The design of manufacturing processes and facilities required by the medical device, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry will be studied in depth. The unit will cover the design principles, economic analysis and the role of the regulatory authorities in this field.The unit aims to provide student with an appreciation of the logic behind process design and of the role of regulatory authorities in controlling the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Students will gain experience in designing pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing facilities.

Staff Contact: Dr RJ Falconer
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study, site visits
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Chemical and Biological Engineering):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK