Approved training courses

Course description

Please note that this is a 4.5 day course.

Once a new chemical entity has proved its potential in clinical studies, the challenge begins to formulate the compound into an effective medicine and to manufacture that medicine reliably so that safety, quality and efficacy are assured.

This course addresses the two important activities of formulation and processing and provides key information on:
•How the physico-chemical attributes of the drug and the therapeutic indication influence route of administration and dosage form
•Assuring bioavailability
•Methods of manufacture of the major dosage forms
•Factors affecting suitability for use of the major dosage forms

This is Part 1 of a two-part course and deals with:

Formulation Issues
• Molecular properties of drugs
• Pharmacokinetics
• Bioavailability
• Bioequivalence

Oral Dosage Forms – Tablets, Capsules, Liquids
• Major processing methods
• Formulation challenges for the oral route of administration
• Critical process steps
• Key GMP requirements
• What goes wrong and the role of the QP

We will teach you the important formulation requirements of these products and how they influence the performance of the medicine in the body, the key processing steps in the production of these dosage forms, critical process control points and process monitoring requirements and, very importantly, what can go wrong during processing and potential consequences for the safety, quality and efficacy of the medicine.


Please speak to Aimee Harding, QP Administrator at NSF, about entry requirements for both QP training and/or postgraduate qualifications.

Additional info

Lunches and refreshments are included in the course fee plus a special 'course dinner' on the penultimate evening. Specially negotiated B&B rates are available. For further information please contact Aimee Harding, QP Administrator at NSF.


Hilton Hotel

Teaching method





5 day


£3330.00 GBP (plus VAT)

Training provider

NSF International




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