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Advanced PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine

Pharmaceutical Medicine Training in Singapore | Pharmaceutical Medicine Courses in Singapore

Pharmaceutical Medicine Training in Singapore | Pharmaceutical Medicine Courses in Singapore

Pharmaceutical medicine is a branch of science which deals in the discovery, development, evaluation, registration, monitoring and medical aspects of marketing of medicines for the benefit of patients and the public at large.

Training programs in this field aim to help develop certified personnel with a set of specialized skills and competency, related to the development and maintenance of pharmaceuticals, and health economics. Pharmaceutical medicine professionals get a birds eye view of the whole development and marketing process including drug safety and regulatory affairs. Pharmaceutical medicine does not have strict boundaries. The main focus of the discipline however, is the testing of newly developed drugs on humans, translating the research into new medicines, maintaining the safety of trial participants, and understanding everything related to the safety-profile of various medicines.

Pharmaceutical medicine provides aspiring professionals with a wide range of prospects for their career, especially with pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and the drug regulatory authorities. People who receive training in this specialization contribute to a great extent to the development of various drugs and devices. Pharmaceutical medicine plays a huge role in providing the marketplace with safe and effective medicines. Professionals in the field must have good communication skills in order to coordinate their efforts with various cross functional teams.

The Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine, or APGDPM at the James Lind Institute has been designed for aspiring professionals, who want to outshine in the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine examination, carried out by the Royal College of Physicians, London. The curriculum of the program has been developed keeping in mind the recommendations of the International Federation of Association of Pharmaceutical Physicians, and equips students with the knowledge required to understand all the key concepts of the exam. The APGDPM provides in-depth knowledge for the entire value chain from the molecule, to the marketplace.

program curriculum

Program duration

Self Paced 6 - 8 months (Maximum duration 24 months)

All individuals participating in the program Advanced PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (APGDPM) are required to invest about 15 hours every week in their online studies.

Program Assessment

Participants are assessed via an ongoing evaluation approach by the faculty. There is no single final completion exam. Participants are assessed based on the following:

Completion of online Multiple Choice Question tests for every lesson studied and ongoing submission of project work for each module.

The minimum eligibility criteria for the Advanced PG Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (APGDPM) would include either of the following:

  • Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc

  • Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, DDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS etc

  • Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics

  • Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.

  • Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses may also apply.

  • If you do not possess the qualifications mentioned above you may still be eligible to apply based on any prior relevant work experience and upon recommendation of your line manager. Please contact our admission team / counsellor for more information.

Program Fee

JLI has been globally acknowledged for its determination to provide economical yet high quality training programs to aspirants. You may use our Online Program Fee Calculator below to determine the tuition fee applicable to you for the current academic year.

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To know more regarding the application procedure please click here.

Program Support

Each participant enrolled in APGDPM is in close contact with a mentor throughout the program. The mentor is an industry expert working in a senior leadership position. The mentor can be approached at any time via email or phone. Participants can also communicate with peers and faculty via their study accounts to discuss any topic or question.

Upon completion of the program students are provided placement guidance and support for career development via the “Student Success Team (SST)”. To know more about the SST, please click here.

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