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Understanding the Pharmaceutical Industry

A 6 MODULE SELF-MANAGED DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE – An insider’s guide to the pharmaceutical industry for anyone new who wants to enhance their knowledge on working in the pharma, bio-tech or life sciences sectors. Gain key skills needed with this 6 module course requiring 3 to 4 hours study each module.

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Course overview

Understanding the dynamics and drivers of the industry YOU work in is key to understanding how and why key decisions are made within your organisation.

In turn, this enables you to appreciate your potential impact on the overall success of the organisation. With this in mind, Falconbury have developed this on-line course which delivers a complete insider’s guide to the pharmaceutical industry; it’s history and background, the process of discovery, clinical trials, taking the drug to market; the challenges and opportunities facing the industry now and in the future.

If you are new to the industry, or are in a support role or otherwise would like to broaden your understanding of the environment in which you work, then this 6 module course is essential for your development.

Who should take this course?

Anyone working within the industry who is new to it or who would like to broaden their understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and who works in any of the following functions:


Understanding the Pharmaceutical Industry
MODULE 1 - Introduction to the Prescription Pharmaceutical Industry
MODULE 2 - Drug Discovery and Development - Part 1
MODULE 3 - Drug Discovery and Development - Part 2
MODULE 4 - Commercial Functions - Part 1: Business Development and Pricing
Business Development
MODULE 5 - Commercial Functions - Part 2: Marketing, Sales and Distribution
MODULE 6 - Current and Future Trends

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