Awards
Certificate
Programme Code: DK_NACFB_9
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, Part Time
 
No. of Semesters:2
NFQ Level:9
Programme Credits:15
Programme Short Title:Certificate in Food and Feed Biotechnology
Language of Instruction:English
Department:Agriculture, Food and Animal Health
 

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner should be able to :

PO1Knowledge - Breadth
 (a)Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the facts, concepts, principles, theories and methods associated with biotechnology in the food and feed industries
PO2Knowledge - Kind
 (a)Have a detailed knowledge, experience and understanding of the theories, paradigms, defining concepts and underlying principles of the food and feed biotechnology areas
 (b)Have a detailed knowledge, experience and understanding of advanced methods for acquiring, interpreting and analysing current research, with a critical awareness of the appropriate contexts for their use through the study of original papers, reports, journals and data sets
 (c)Have a detailed knowledge, experience and understanding of the identification, definition and resolution of novel, complex, research problems
 (d)Have a detailed knowledge, experience and understanding of relevant legal and regulatory frameworks
 (e)Have a detailed knowledge, experience and understanding of aspects of the defining elements and inter-relationships of the food and feed biotechnology areas as a result of in-depth study and research
 (f)Have a detailed knowledge, experience and understanding of the current limits of theoretical and applied knowledge of the specific research area
PO3Skill - Range
 (a)Source relevant information, critically interpret and apply appropriate referenced literature from a wide range of information sources
 (b)Proactively troubleshoot and solve original technical problems
 (c)Formulate a hypothesis and design a relevant programme of investigation
PO4Skill - Selectivity
 (a)Think independently and make informed effective decisions
 (b)Make decisions in relation to a complex, or highly regulated work setting
PO5Competence - Context
 (a)Apply advanced research skills, constructively criticise, draw conclusions and offer recommendations within the food and feed biotechnology areas
 (b)Act autonomously and think independently
 (c)Formulate and communicate judgements, with incomplete or limited information
PO6Competence - Role
 (a)Develop novel technical solutions
PO7Competence - Learning to Learn
 (a)Identify knowledge gaps and source and undertake self-learning to fill the gaps
PO8Competence - Insight
 (a)Identify and articulate the key considerations of a problem
 (b)Critically comment on the technical, economic, environmental and social implications of own work and work of others
 (c)Draw complex information together and extract policy implications
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
AGRI S9Z04 Biotechnology in Animal Feeds
 

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
AGRI S9Z08 Food Biotechnology