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Regulation of Complementary Medicines - PHAR7815

Year - 2020

This unit provides a detailed overview of the processes involved in the development, production and regulation of complementary medicines and devices (with a focus on herbal and nutritional supplement products). In this unit, students will learn foundation concepts and principles of complementary medicines, the regulatory framework, relevant policies and ethical implications (including evidence claims) governing this industry, good manufacturing practice (GMP) and quality standards, submission of product dossiers requirements as well as internationalisation of complementary medicine products (e. g. regulation in Asia and other key areas for export). Students will gain an understanding of the processes and guidelines involved in registering complementary products with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia and will be able to assess the level and quality of evidence to support the manufacturer's claim. This unit is suitable for postgraduate students who are working in or interested in entering the complementary medicine development, manufacturing and regulation sector.

online lectures, podcasts, discussion boards, webinars, interactive media

online quizzes (20%), short answer questions/case studies (40%), written assignment(s) (40%)

Online resources, readings and other learning recourses will be provided or accessible via the Library

Assumed knowledge
Students will be expected to have a relevant health care, health science or science related undergraduate qualification or experience working in this sector.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Pharmacy
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Joanna Harnett, Dr Rania Salama, Dr Hui Xin Ong
HECS Band: 3
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