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Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical
Medicine (APGDPM)

Online Pharmaceutical Medicine Training | Online Pharmaceutical Medicine Course

Pharmaceutical Medicine Training | Online Pharmaceutical Medicine Course | Pharmaceutical Medicine Institute

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.

Course Structure


    program curriculum

Course duration

Self Paced 6 - 8 months (Maximum duration 24 months)

A student enrolled in the Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine Program (APGDPM) is expected to study online for a minimum of fifteen hours per week.

Course Assessment

Course assessment involves online multiple choice questions for each lecture, followed by assignments for each study module.

Overall academic performance in the program is measured on a 4 point Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) scale. More information about this is available here: Evaluation System

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria for Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine Program (APGDPM) would include either of the following:

  • MBBS/BHMS/BAMS/BPT/MPT/BDS/Bachelor in Naturopathy & Veterinary Science /MD/MS.

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Sciences.

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Life Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology).

  • Graduate or equivalent degree in Nursing/Allied Health.

  • Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses may also apply.

Fee Structure

Course fee for all JLI courses is very reasonable. Please use our Course Fee Calculator below to know the course fee applicable to you.

If you are not sure about the fee applicable to you for Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine, please send an email to or chat with our online counsellor.

For more details about the admission procedure please click here.

Academic Support

Throughout the course, the students can interact with the faculty and other students via the “Online Campus Tutoring Centre” to discuss any coursework related issues.

Each student enrolled in the Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine program (APGDPM) is assigned a mentor throughout the course who will be a senior professional from the industry. Students are in close contact with the “Student Success Team” during this clinical research course and thereafter as alumni. To know more about the “Student Success Team”, click here.

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