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PHAR7817: Pharmaceuticals: Development and Regulation

2024 unit information

This unit of study provides a broad overview of the processes involved in translating a new pharmaceutical product from a laboratory setting to an approved product. It is targeted at people interested in or already working in the pharmaceutical industry. This unit will give students the skills to understand how medicines are researched, developed and regulated. The regulatory requirements for chemistry, manufacturing and controls, pre-clinical testing including toxicity studies, and clinical testing will be discussed. Finally, the unit will examine the legal and regulatory requirements for registration of these types of products.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:


Code PHAR7817
Academic unit Pharmacy
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Explain the major milestones involved in the lifecycle of a pharmaceutical product
  • LO2. Evaluate and construct data package requirements for the registration of a pharmaceutical product in Australia
  • LO3. Perform activities associated with the role of the regulatory affairs specialist
  • LO4. Integrate knowledge, skills and experience of pharmaceutical product development and regulation using reflective practice

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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