Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development

Master of Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development)

Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development)

Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development)

Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development)

Master of Science in Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development)

Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced)(Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development)

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development)

Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development)

 
Not available to student visa holders. International students in Australia on other visas with study rights may apply. Also available to international students to study offshore.

 

Professional Certificate

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Diploma

Master

Master (Advanced)

Credit points required to complete

12

24

36

48

60

Time to complete full-time

1 year

0.5 year

1 year

1 year

1.5 years

Time to complete part-time

1-2 years

1 to 2 years

1.5 to 3 year

2 to 4 years

2 to 5 years

Overview

The Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development program meets the growing need for expertise in modern pharmaceutical and medical device development practices and provides training in state-of-the-art techniques, strategies and requirements for the development and registration of medical products. The coursework has been developed in consultation with a large advisory group comprised of senior members of industry and regulation who contribute to the teaching and course design.

The program is tailored to professionals who work or plan to work in the pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical and medical device industry, regulatory affairs, drug product evaluation, registration and therapeutic marketing sectors. In this program, you will acquire the knowledge and skills required to master and implement modern approaches to drug and device design and development.

You will develop strategies to navigate the complex processes of medicines and medical device development, and assess the commercialization potential of therapeutic products. Manufacturing requirements, therapeutic guidelines, regulations, clinical trials, bioethics, registration and post-registration requirements, policies, economics as well as clinical epidemiology will be studied. You will prepare and critically evaluate regulatory submissions, design ethical clinical trials within national and international guidelines and the processes involved in innovating medical technologies. Students will also have the opportunity to learn current methods used in drug and device development, such as molecular therapies, novel-formulations, and personalized medicine is available to you. Concepts of pharmaco-economics, pharmaco-vigilance and pharmaco-epidemiology related to drug and device development are also considered.

A great benefit of the course will be interacting with people at a similar stage in their career, sharing knowledge and skills in a supportive environment, as well as making key contacts with leading experts in industry and regulatory bodies.

Course structure

The Master of Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) and Master of Science Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development)requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 12 credit points of compulsory units of study;
  • 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
  • 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

The Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) requires the successful completion of 60 credit points of units of study including:

  • 48 credit points of study as required for the Master; and
  • 12 credit points of project units of study.

The Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) and Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) requires the successful completion of 36 credit points of units of study including:

  • 6 credit points of compulsory units of study;
  • 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
  • 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

The Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) and Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of units of study including:

  • 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.

Sydney Professional Certificate

Sydney Professional Certificates comprise two units of study. Following successful completion the units may be credited to relevant degrees.

Details of all Sydney Professional Certificates will be found in the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

Course outcomes

The program has been designed to ensure that the knowledge gained can be applied to current industry needs and be readily integrated into your day-to-day work. You will have the opportunity to learn the basic science underpinning innovative therapies, current pharmaceutical trends, regulatory processes, communication, decision-making, and the evidence and ethics relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. You will gain insights and understanding of the key steps involved in current medical technology processes needed to bring products to market.

Course Information

The program is designed and delivered by industry and regulatory professionals and academics. The flexible format of interactive online delivery is well suited to professionals whose continuing education is limited by time and distance.

Further enquiries

Dr Rania Salama
Phone: +61 2 9114 0317
Email:
Website: sydney.edu.au/medicine/study/postgraduate