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.

The QP Medicinal Chemistry and Therapeutics course is available on-line using a desktop pc, laptop, tablet or even a smart phone. Course details are shown below:

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QP Medicinal Chemistry and ThereupeuticsAround 25 hours online learning plus 2 tutor-marked assessments – £995Picture1

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To try a free Taster of this course including 3 Chapters of the programme complete the details in the panel at the bottom of the page.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Payment can be made by cheque, electronic transfer, credit or debit card. Login details will be sent shortly after payment has been made.

 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.

To try a free Taster of this course including 3 Chapters of the programme complete the details in the panel at the bottom of the page.

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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.”

“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.”

“I would recommend more of this type of course.”

Tutors:

Douglas Thorogood

Dr Douglas Thorogood is a Quality Assurance and Sterility Assurance Expert. His former roles includes senior management positions in Production, QC and QA, Regulatory Affairs and Research Development for Baxter Healthcare located in U.K., U.S.A. and Belgium. His experience also includes the use and application of isolator technology and development of Aseptic Processes. Douglas’ qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, from Guys Hospital London University and a Doctor of Philosophy.

Dominic Parry

Dominic Parry has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1992, and is a leading pharmaceutical quality management specialist. He worked for 4 years at Evans Medical Limited (now Novartis Vaccines) as a Production Development Scientist. He then moved to Hoechst Marion Roussel (now Patheon, UK), where he worked for 4 years as a Quality Assurance Officer and then Validation Manager for the sterile manufacturing operations.Over the past 15 years he has worked as a leading pharmaceutical GMP trainer and Quality Management System specialist. He works closely with pharmaceutical companies and their suppliers on evaluating, developing and continually improving their quality systems.He is generally recognised as one of the leading GMP trainers in the UK and brings an enormous amount of interest, enthusiasm and fun into the training he presents. He is Managing Director of Inspired Pharma Training Ltd.

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

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