Posts Tagged: pharmaceutical certification program

Diploma vs Certificate: Which Pharmaceutical School Path is Right For You?

When it comes to pursuing a career in the pharmaceutical industry, there are two main paths to consider: a diploma program vs a certificate program. Both diploma and certificate programs in the pharmaceutical field offer unique benefits, and both can equally lead to rewarding careers in the industry. It’s important to consider your own goals, needs, and the investment of time and money when making your decision. Whether you pursue a diploma or certificate program at AAPS, you will gain valuable knowledge and skills that can help you succeed in the rapidly growing and exciting field of pharmaceuticals. If you’re.. READ MORE »

Considering a Career in the Pharmaceutical Industry? A Day in the Life of a Pharmacovigilance Officer

The pharmaceutical industry is fast-paced and constantly changing and requires a level of innovation and diligence to be successful. If this sounds like you, then you’ll love the Clinical Research, Drug Safety, and Pharmacovigilance program at AAPS. Our program offers students the opportunity to get hands-on experience with administering and monitoring clinical trials and conducting drug safety and pharmacovigilance activities. Many students go on to fill roles as pharmacovigilance officers at large companies, where they directly apply their studies to their new careers. Gaining experience with encounters you’ll likely have on the job, such as the need to learn Pharmacovigilance.. READ MORE »

3 Critical Parameters to Examine During HPLC Validation in Pharmaceutical School

A number of different procedures require the use of HPLC validation methods, as you’ll discover when you begin courses in pharmaceutical school. Some of these procedures include: Identification tests Testing for impurities (limit tests or quantitative tests) Assay procedures Dissolution tests Particle size determination Each of these tests uses a specific set of validation characteristics to determine if the substance is suitable for the intended use. During the High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) course at AAPS, you’ll be introduced to this popular method of compound analysis that’s used in various industries such as the pharma, cannabis, biopharma, food, chemical, environmental,.. READ MORE »

Good Document Review Practices to Integrate for Those in Pharma Courses

Documentation has long been an important aspect of quality assurance roles across the pharmaceutical industry. While good documentation practices can be especially helpful during audits, inspections, and investigations, their utility doesn’t stop there. Documentation is a mandatory aspect of production at all levels to ensure that the products and processes of the facility remain up to standards. With quality assurance training from the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, you will have the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art laboratory that simulates working in a GMP environment. By practicing what you’ll be doing in your career down the line, you can.. READ MORE »

4 Tips for Handling Hazardous Materials After Pharma Courses

Hazardous material exposure can lead to adverse effects on anyone, whether an unknowing patient or seasoned healthcare professional. Around 75,000 healthcare workers are occupationally exposed to hazardous drugs, from nursing staff to laboratory research workers, causing adverse health effects. The importance of workplace safety and proper hazardous drug handling is essential for anyone looking to complete training in Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Students who pursue careers as laboratory technicians, validation chemists, and more can find themselves in direct need of hazardous material handling training, so continue reading to learn 4 basic tips for these situations. 1. Understand the.. READ MORE »

Taking Pharma Courses? Discover the Basics of Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls

In order to ensure the safety and consistency of the pharmaceutical products we consume, there must be procedures and standards in place that regulate their quality. If you’re considering a career in Quality Assurance, Pharmaceutical Analysis, or Regulatory Affairs, a significant component of your responsibilities will be ensuring that the processes you’re adhering to align with the defined standards. When it comes to understanding how the practices around the development of pharmaceutical products are maintained, the explanation starts with Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls, or CMC. CMC is integral to the drug development process itself, defining how manufacturers operate throughout the.. READ MORE »

Taking Pharma Courses? Discover the Importance of Cleaning Validation

Cleaning procedures are essential for preventing the contamination of manufacturing products. Those procedures must be well-documented, approved, and consistently performed by professionals to ensure the quality and safety of a product. Cleaning validation ensures that the facility and equipment are designed, used, and maintained in a manner that will remove by-products, cleaning agent residues, or microorganisms from new products.  In the pharmaceutical industry, regulators expect to see a validation program with documented evidence that a process will consistently lead to a product that meets quality standards. In other words, the compliance, quality, and safety of drug products depend upon a.. READ MORE »