6 - 8 Months (Self Paced)
Maximum Allowed Duration: 24 Months
Expected Effort: 10-15 hours/week
Pharmaceutical medicine is recognized as a global scientific discipline. This program will provide you with the know-how of the complete value chain of drug development from molecule to marketplace.
TOTAL CREDITS: 32
Next Start Date
Why study this program?
Pharmaceutical medicine is branch of medical science that deals with the discovery, development, evaluation, registration, monitoring and medical aspects of marketing of drugs for the advantage of patients and public health. While there are no distinct boundaries of pharmaceutical medicine, at its heart is the evaluation of new therapies in humans and the translation of basic medical research into new treatments, protection and well-being of patients enrolled in clinical studies, and knowing more about the safety of drugs and their risk-benefit ratio. Pharmaceutical physicians find employment in the pharma-biotech industry, drug regulatory agencies and clinical research organizations, and always remain in close contact with practicing physicians and the academia.
Pharmaceutical medicine is now recognized as a global scientific discipline and plays an important role in getting safe and effective treatments to the marketplace. Pharmaceutical physicians need excellent inter-personal skills to coordinate their research and development efforts with other industry experts, organisations and regulatory agencies worldwide.
The goal of the online Pharmaceutical Medicine program conducted by James Lind Institute is to produce certified professionals who have extensive skills and competency in the development and maintenance of pharmaceuticals, knowledge of global pharmaceutical regulations, drug safety and marketing of healthcare products.
The program 'Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine - APGDPM' is custom made to prepare professionals to qualify the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine examination carried out by the Royal College of Physicians, London. The training curriculum of this online pharmaceutical medicine course is in accordance with the guidelines of the International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians (IFAPP) and provides a thorough knowledge and understanding of all core concepts needed to face the exam.
The APGDPM program provides you with the know-how of the complete value chain from molecule to marketplace.
What will be taught?
MODULE 01: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE & PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
MODULE 02: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE
MODULE 03: CORE CONCEPTS OF PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINE
MODULE 04: DRUG DISCOVERY & FORMULATIONS
MODULE 05: ETHICS IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT
MODULE 06: CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY & PHARMACOKINETICS
MODULE 07: CLINICAL TRIALS & MANAGEMENT
MODULE 08: LEADERSHIP & WORKING IN COMPLEX ORGANIZATIONS
MODULE 09: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, DATA & STATISTICS
MODULE 10: PHARMACOVIGILANCE
MODULE 11: REGULATORY AFFAIRS
MODULE 12: HEALTH ECONOMICS
TOTAL CREDITS: 32
MODE OF STUDY: ONLINE
The curriculum for the program - Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine is extensive, has been developed and evaluated by experienced industry professionals and is fully endorsed by the industry. Not only is this program suitable for new graduates but also for working professionals who either wish to grow further in their career, or those who wish to make a move to the pharmaceutical sector from any other related industry.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on an ongoing basis by the faculty based on the following criteria:
One is the completion of the online multiple choice question tests that follow each lesson; and second is the timely submission of assignments for each study module within the JLI e-Campus.
Your academic performance in the program will be assessed on a 4 point GPA scale. More details about our evaluation system is available in the following link: Evaluation System
Am I eligible?
The minimum eligibility criteria for Advanced PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (APGDPM) would include either of the following:
- Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc
- Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS etc
- Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics
- Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.
- Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses are also eligible to apply.
If you lack the above mentioned educational prerequisite you may still be eligible to apply upon recommendation of your supervisor if you have some work experience in the pharmaceutical industry / clinical research / allied areas. Please contact our admission representatives / counsellor to discuss your case.
What support will I receive?
As a student you can interact online with the faculty members and fellow students to network and to discuss important topics via your e-Campus. The faculty promptly answers all questions related to the study in the Online Campus Tutoring Center (OCTC).
Towards the end of the program you will be provided placement assistance if required and career development support via the “Student Success Team”.
In addition, each participant registered in the Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine Course is provided with a mentor who has experience in bringing new medical products to the marketplace. The mentor can be contacted at any time via email or phone.
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James Lind Institute offers various masters degree programs in the areas of public health, business administration etc.
- MPH (with specializations)
- M.Sc in Health Mgmt
- MBA (various specializations)
For information on available masters programs via our School of Health Sciences; & our Business School click below:
"Pharmaceutical medicine has gained worldwide importance lately and many pharmaceutical companies prefer to hire people with training in pharmaceutical medicine. They add a lot of value to the research and development teams because of their end-to-end drug development knowledge"