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QP Medicinal Chemistry and Therapeutics course

Gain a greater understanding of the workings of the body and the effect that the medicines that we make have on humans and animals. Meets the UK QP Study Guide requirements and is approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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QP Medicinal Chemistry and Therapeutics course

This QP Medicinal Chemistry and Therapeutics course will help you to gain a greater understanding of the workings of the body and the effect that the medicines that we make have on humans and animals. This online course meets the UK QP Study Guide requirements.

The QP Medicinal Chemistry and Therapeutics course is available online using a desktop pc, laptop, tablet or even a smartphone. It has been designed for busy QP candidates who want to fit short 15 to 30-minute chapters of learning into a hectic work schedule and cannot afford three, four or five days out of the office.

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QP Medicinal Chemistry and Therapeutics module

Available: Anytime Anywhere using a desktop pc, laptop, tablet and most smartphones

Duration: Around 25 hours online learning plus 2 tutor-marked assessments

Cost: £995 plus VAT per learner (see below for details)

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VAT will be charged for delegates doing the course who are based in the UK. However, delegates from outside the UK but within the European Union (EU) will not be charged VAT if they supply their own company’s national VAT number when booking. VAT will not be charged for any delegates from outside the EU.

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Key course information

QP Medicinal Chemistry  and Therapeutics course overview:

This course provides an overview of the major systems of the body, including how they work, what can go wrong and what medicines can be used to treat, relieve, prevent and/or slow down any ill effects. We explain bit-by-bit the workings of the body and the course requires no previous medical or biological knowledge. The course defines what a medicine is and how they work at a cellular level. We then go through all of the major body systems and explain the workings of each system as well as what can go wrong. Each unit finishes with how medicines are used within each area, with lots of examples provided throughout.

Visit our Vimeo site to see a a selection of the videos from the course. View the Introductory Chapter below:

Who will the course benefit?

This course is aimed at any trainee Qualified Person (QP) as it meets the UK QP Study Guide requirements. The QP Medicinal Chemistry Therapeutics course is also of value as part of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for existing QPs. In addition this course is also of value to any Quality Professional or anyone working in a Medical, Research or Pharmacovigilance role who would appreciate a greater understanding of how medicines work and their effects on the body.

Cost: £995 plus VAT

This cost is inclusive of tutor marked assessments halfway through the programme and at the end.

The cost includes:

  •  Access to the on-line learning platform for 6 months.
  • Course notes containing copies of slides, notes and handouts.
  • Tutor support provided.
  • A course certificate on completion of the course.

Study Anytime Anywhere:

This course is of about 25 hours duration – the equivalent to a 3-day classroom based training course. The chapters of the course are each done in your own time. Work through the course materials when you like! The course is presented in short bite-size chunks with assessments throughout to check your understanding. Tutor support is available via telephone and email. Once you are assigned to the Course you have 6 months to complete the programme.

To try a free Taster course including 3 Chapters of the programme subscribe by clicking on the link in blue in this sentence.

View the short video below to understand more about this unique approach:

Course Contents

Unit 01: Drugs and the body

  • Introduction to the course and Study Guide
  • What is a medicine? How they work
  • The body – how it works. Human anatomy & physiology
  • Cells and tissues
  • Chromosomes and genes
  • Organs and organ systems
  • Routes of administration of medicines
  • An introduction to the major drug groups

Unit 02: The skeletal system

  • How the skeleton functions
  • What can go wrong and common methods of treatment

Unit 03: The muscular system

  • How muscles function
  • What can go wrong and common methods of treatment

Unit 04: The brain and nervous system

  • How the brain and nervous systems function
  • What can go wrong?
  • Common methods of treatment

Unit 05: The heart and circulatory system

  • How the heart and circulatory system function
  • What can go wrong?
  • Common methods of treatment
Unit 06: The respiratory system

  • How the respiratory system functions
  • What can go wrong?
  • Common methods of treatment

Unit 07: The alimentary system

  • How the alimentary system function
  • What can go wrong?
  • Common methods of treatment

Unit 08: Half-way tutor marked assessment

Unit 09: The reproductive & renal systems

  • How the reproductive & renal systems function
  • What can go wrong?
  • Common methods of treatment

Unit 10: The endocrine and exocrine systems

  • How the endocrine and exocrine systems function
  • What can go wrong?
  • Common methods of treatment

Unit 11: The ancillary organs

  • How the ancillary organs function (skin, eye, ear and breast)
  • What can go wrong?
  • Common methods of treatment
Unit 12: Malignant conditions

  • General information
  • What can go wrong?
  • Common methods of treatment

Unit 13: Infection, vaccination and parasites

  • Infections agents
  • What can go wrong?
  • Common methods of treatment and prevention

Unit 14: Genetic disorders

  • General information
  • What can go wrong?
  • Common methods of treatment

Unit 15: Miscellaneous

  • Drug classification
  • The role of the company medical department
  • Pharmacovigilance and on-going monitoring
  • Impact of drug activity on facility design and operation
  • Viva questions and situations

Unit 16: Final tutor marked assessment

Why choose this course?

The benefits of this programme?

  • Designed for busy QP candidates who want to fit short 15 to 30-minute chapters of learning into a hectic work schedule and cannot afford three, four or five days out of the office
  • We are one of the few listed providers of QP training in the UK.
  • Course notes (delegate pack) available to print and keep.
  • Do the course when you like – no need to attend on specific days.
  • Convenience – access anytime at home or at work.  All you need is internet access and a computer, iPad, iPhone or tablet.
  • Assessments throughout the course to check understanding.
  • 2 tutor-marked assessments included during the course.
  • Tutors contactable via phone or email (UK office hours).
  • The course fee is the price you pay – no hidden or extra costs of travel, accommodation and meals.
  • Why not give us a try? Others have and were really impressed. To try a free Taster course including 3 Chapters of the programme subscribe by clicking on the link in blue in this sentence.
  • Approved by the RSC

Previous delegate feedback:

The whole course has been extremely well structured and I have enjoyed taking it

The notes, handouts, assessments and presentations were all useful and this course provides all the information I could possibly need for viva questioning.

I would recommend more of this type of course.

In comparison to internal company run QP modules which I have now completed all, I would say that this course is better and definitely more thorough.

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