Introduction

De Montfort University’s (DMU) Pharmaceutical Technologies Group, in close collaboration with leading UK and international industrialists, is supporting the industry’s new approach to quality with a flexible distance learning programme.

Quality by Design (QbD) is a science and risk-based approach for the development and manufacture of medicines and healthcare products that enable cost effective delivery of products over their lifecycle.

This highly flexible course is delivered online and can be studied in its entirety to gain a formal qualification or as individual bite-sized modules without the need for any assessment.

Our lecturers are drawn from large and small pharmaceutical companies, the UK regulator MHRA, as well as specialist material and equipment suppliers.

For those students studying for a formal qualification a variety of course assessment strategies are used including essays, formal exercises, plus a research project. Students have the opportunity to interact with each other, industrial experts and DMU academic staff through a variety of online resources. This is a modular course and each module is individually assessed.