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 Commencement Date
Why study this program?
Pharmaceutical medicine is a branch of medicine pertaining to the discovery, development, evaluation, registration, monitoring and medical aspects of marketing of medicines for the benefit of patients and public health.
The aim of pharmaceutical medicine programs in general is to produce certified personnel with specialized skills and competency in development and maintenance of the pharmaceutical and environment of health economics, and their association with the drug development. Pharmaceutical medicine does not have any distinct boundaries; however the main focus of this scientific discipline is testing of new drugs in humans, translation of pharmaceutical drug research into new medicines, safety and well-being of clinical trial participants, and understanding the safety profile and benefit-risk balance of medicines.
Pharmaceutical Medicine offers a wide range of career prospects with pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and the drug regulatory authorities being the three main types of employer. People trained in pharmaceutical medicine can contribute to the clinical development of multiple drugs within these organisations.
Pharmaceutical medicine is a global discipline and plays a vital role in bringing safe and effective medicines to the marketplace. Pharmaceutical physicians require good communication skills to coordinate their clinical development efforts with other pharmaceutical specialists, organisations and regulatory authorities across the globe.
The program 'Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine - APGDPM' offered by the James Lind Institute is tailor made to prepare professionals to outshine in the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine examination conducted by the Royal College of Physicians, London. The course curriculum is in line with the recommendations of the International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians (IFAPP) and offers in-depth knowledge and understanding of key concepts required to face the exam. The goal of the program is to provide focused training to the candidates enabling them to demonstrate their competence in a wider perspective. The APGDPM program equips students with the knowledge of the entire 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?
Throughout the course, the students can interact with the faculty and other students via the e-Campus to discuss any coursework related issues.
Each student enrolled in the Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine Course (APGDPM) is also assigned a mentor throughout the course who will be a senior professional from the industry. Towards the end of the program you will be provided placement assistance if required and career development support via the “Student Success Team”.
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"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"