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. Gavin has held a number of external appointments related to healthcare and skills both nationally and internationally and currently is: an Independent Consultant and Specialist in Higher Education and Skills; Vice Chair of Governors at Newbury College/University Centre Newbury; and Principal External Examiner at Royal Holloway University of London.

Sue Mann

Sue has run her own consultancy since 2009 and works with companies all around the world. She became a QP in the mid 1980’s and a QP Assessor in the early 2000’s. Although her core knowledge and experience is in GMP, she has built up knowledge and experience in Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and has helped write a guidance document published by PQG and ECA which expands upon the EU GDP Guideline. Sue has dealt with many GMP systems in her over 40 years’ experience in the industry; including WHO whilst involved in a development project in a number of African countries, funded by UNIDO. Sue has been a QP for many years and understands the complexity of the role and its position within a company. She is an inspiring trainer being able to break down complex topics into understandable sections and can “train” at all levels in an organisation. She understands what it is that is important in fulfilling the role of a QP.

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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