QP medicinal chemistry and therapeutics

3 Day/s

CPD Hours: 21

Online, in-house, eLearning

RSC approved

Qualified Persons cannot fulfil their role in a responsible way unless they understand the actions and uses of the medicinal products manufactured and those they are asked to certify. This course provides further understanding of product ‘fit for its intended use’.

This module takes major therapeutic categories as examples and together with some basic physiology, discusses the pharmacology of particular drugs used for those categories.

The lectures are provided through subject matter experts and supported by worked manufacturing and packaging examples and experiences provided by a QP.

There are two optional eLearning modules available with this course; a Knowledge Reinforcement and a Skin Diseases module.

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This is an essential course for QP trainees, including those with a little prior knowledge of pharmacology. Provides a useful contribution to Continuing Professional Development for those wanting to learn more about medicinal products, especially those working in an operational environment (full scale or clinical trial), QC and QA.

The course includes the following topics and reinforced using group exercises:

  • Day 1
    • The QP and Medicinal Chemistry
    • Introduction to Pharmacology
    • Nervous System Therapeutics
    • Nervous System Functions
  • Day 2
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Skin
    • Respiratory Diseases
    • Diabetes
    • Basic immunology
  • Day 3
    • Renal Diseases
    • Infections
    • Basics of the Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Cancer
    • Application of Medicinal Chemistry

    By the end of the course you will have a thorough understanding of the following key topics and the drugs used to treat diseases associated with them:

    • Pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
    • The autonomic nervous system, nerves and neurotransmission
    • Pain and analgesia
    • The cardiovascular system
    • Infections
    • The role of the kidneys and renal disease
    • Skin disease
    • Cancer
    • Respiratory disease

    The course will also provide an understanding of how medicinal chemistry can be used in the QP evaluation of deviations, product certification, cleaning, complaints and recall.

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Meet the tutors

Gavin Brooks

Gavin Brooks is a Visiting Professor at both the University of Reading and at Buckinghamshire New University. He has a first class honours degree in Pharmacy and a PhD in organic chemistry and pharmacology and he was the founding Head of the Reading School of Pharmacy in 2004. He was Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning and Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Reading until 2019 and Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor at Buckinghamshire New University until April 2022. He also has held a number of external appointments related to healthcare and skills both nationally and internationally.

Sue Mann

Sue has worked in the industry for over 38 years, principally in quality and technical roles. She has a wealth of experience having held European Director & VP level positions at companies such as Eisai and Shire. For the last 11 years, Sue has been an independent consultant providing services across all major dosage forms and more recently ATMPs.

Jay Mulley

Jay is currently a lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Programme Director and Admissions Tutor for BSc Microbiology at the University of Reading. In addition to teaching I also lead a research group investigating a variety of exciting Microbiology projects including developing a new vaccine for Polio and researching mechanisms of action of metal-ion based antimicrobials. I completed my PhD in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Reading in 2009.

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