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Course description

QP Medicinal Chemistry and Therapeutics course overview:
This course provides an overview of the major systems of the body, including how they work, what can go wrong and what medicines can be used to treat, relieve, prevent and/or slow down any ill effects. We explain bit-by-bit the workings of the body and the course requires no previous medical or biological knowledge. The course defines what a medicine is and how they work at a cellular level. We then go through all of the major body systems and explain the workings of each system as well as what can go wrong. Each unit finishes with how medicines are used within each area, with lots of examples provided throughout.

Who will the course benefit?
This course is aimed at any trainee Qualified Person (QP) as it meets the UK QP Study Guide requirements. The QP Medicinal Chemistry Therapeutics course is also of value as part of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for existing QPs. In addition, this course is also of value to any Quality Professional or anyone working in a Medical, Research or Pharmacovigilance role who would appreciate a greater understanding of how medicines work and their effects on the body.

Course contents:
Unit 01: Drugs and the body including chapters on:
1.01 Introduction to the course and Study Guide
1.02 What is a medicine? How they work
1.03 The body – how it works. Human anatomy & physiology
1.04 Cells and tissues
1.05 Chromosomes and genes
1.06 Organs and organ systems
1.07 Routes of administration of medicines
1.08 An introduction to the major drug groups

Unit 02: The skeletal system including chapters on
2.01 How the skeleton functions
2.02 What can go wrong and common methods of treatment

Unit 03: The muscular system
3.01 How muscles function
3.02 What can go wrong and common methods of treatment

Unit 04: The brain and nervous system
4.01 How the brain and nervous systems function
4.02 What can go wrong?
4.03 Common methods of treatment

Unit 05: The heart and circulatory system
5.01 How the heart and circulatory system function
5.02 What can go wrong?
5.03 Common methods of treatment

Unit 06: The respiratory system
6.01 How the respiratory system functions
6.02 What can go wrong?
6.03 Common methods of treatment

Unit 07: The alimentary system
7.01 How the alimentary system function
7.02 What can go wrong?
7.03 Common methods of treatment

Unit 08: Half-way tutor-marked assessment

Unit 09: The reproductive & renal systems
9.01 How the reproductive & renal systems function
9.02 What can go wrong?
9.03 Common methods of treatment

Unit 10: The endocrine and exocrine systems
10.01 How the endocrine and exocrine systems function
10.02 What can go wrong?
10.03 Common methods of treatment

Unit 11: The ancillary organs
11.01 How the ancillary organs function (skin, eye, ear and breast)
11.02 What can go wrong?
11.03 Common methods of treatment

Unit 12: Malignant conditions

12.01 General information
12.02 What can go wrong?
12.03 Common methods of treatment

Unit 13: Infection, vaccination and parasites
13.01 Infections agents
13.02 What can go wrong?
13.03 Common methods of treatment and prevention

Unit 14: Genetic disorders
14.01 General information
14.02 What can go wrong?
14.03 Common methods of treatment

Unit 15: Miscellaneous
15.01 Drug classification
15.02 The role of the company medical department
15.03 Pharmacovigilance and on-going monitoring
15.04 Impact of drug activity on facility design and operation
15.05 Viva questions and situations

Unit 16: Final tutor-marked assessment

Previous delegate feedback:

"Modular format course with end of module assessments throughout to test learning. Bite-sized chunks to fit in around everyday life. Tutors on hand to answer any questions, responses were always prompt!"

“The whole course has been extremely well structured and I have enjoyed taking it.”


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Additional info

The cost includes:

Access to the on-line learning platform for 6 months.

Course notes containing copies of slides, notes and handouts.

Tutor support provided.

A course certificate of completion of the course.

Teaching method



25 hours


£995.00 GBP (plus VAT)

Training provider

Inspired Pharma Training



+44 1635 866699

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