Pharmaceutical Systems and Access

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    Online (Asynchronous)



Module Overview:

Pharmaceutical systems are essential to health systems in all countries, regardless of income status. The main objectives of a pharmaceutical system are to provide access to medicines, encourage their rational use, and assure their quality, safety, and efficacy. The recent COVID-19 pandemic highlighted both the complexities and vulnerabilities of these objectives and underscored the importance of making pharmaceutical systems more resilient. This Professional Diploma aims to equip you with a comprehensive overview of pharmaceutical systems and the development of relevant analytical, operational, and applied professional skills.
The Professional Diploma Pharmaceutical Systems (PDipPharma) is awarded by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) as a Professional Diploma aimed at equipping both new and experienced professionals with the knowledge, skills, and competencies in pharmaceutical systems to analyse, synthesise, evaluate, and apply programme content in day-to-day work. Through interactive online study and access to LSTM’s library resources, you will learn together with peers from across the globe that will build your professional network and your potential for career development.
The programme is delivered through the following three online modules:
Module 1 – Pharmaceutical Systems and Access.
Module 2 – The Pharmaceutical Supply Cycle.
Module 3 – Pharmaceutical Systems Strengthening.
LSTM and QUAMED ( have set a collaboration up for the learning units related to quality of medicines in module 1 and 2.
The course is open to pharmacists, doctors, nurses, and health professionals with 1- 2 years proven experience in pharmaceutical systems.

Module Details:

Course Length (weeks):

12 Weeks

Duration of face to face teaching:

Not Applicable

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