SeerPharma has partnered with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to deliver innovative, university-accredited graduate programs in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
Graduate Certificate in GMP available online
With no on-campus commitments, students can obtain a Graduate Certificate in GMP from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) from anywhere in the world.
This program is designed for professionals to up-skill in the areas of regulation, compliance, process development and quality assurance in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology sectors.
Subjects and Commencement
Four subjects in total are studied to complete the Graduate Certificate in GMP. For a part time study load, students typically study two subjects per semester. All students must study “International GMPs and Quality Assurance” and choose three other subjects from those listed below; note that additional subject choices are becoming available from 2020. Students enrolled in the online (distance) delivery will undertake the subjects listed below. Students can commence in either first or second semester.
First semester subjects (starts late February each year)
- International GMPs and Quality Assurance (core subject)
- GMP for Manufacturing Operations
- Validation Principles and Practices
- Good (Quality Control) Laboratory Practices
Second semester subjects (starts late July each year)
- GxP and Quality Auditing Practices
- Risk Management for Pharmaceutical Operations
- Good Aseptic Practices and Sterile Products (from 2020)
- Contamination Control (from 2021)
Online learning is a practical option for students unable to attend campus due to work commitments or distance. This is a flexible mode of learning in which students study when it suits them. Studying online does not mean that the student is isolated from the teacher or from the learning community. A variety of strategies are used to provide an environment for learning and to foster student-student collaboration.
In this course, students will learn through online content comprising of videos, set reading, directed research, activities and self-check quizzes. This independent learning will be supported by group learning experiences using online discussions, in which ideas and concepts can be tested and refined. In addition, online students will have regular access to the class teacher via online ‘open office’ hours.
Assessment is conducted throughout the semester and comprises tasks such as contribution to online discussions, written and/or oral reports, group projects, presentations via online conferencing and written exams.
Each subject is structured as a number of modules that typically cover a two-week period. Materials are made available on UTS’ online learning system which can be accessed from your computer, tablet or mobile device, so you can learn anywhere, anytime.
Each subject in this course will require approximately 3-6 hours per week of study. Time will vary depending on student familiarity with the subject matter. Additional time may be needed to complete assessments.
Online Postgraduate Qualification Options
- Graduate Certificate in GMP: 4 subjects
- Graduate Diploma in GMP: 8 subjects (starting February 2020)
- Master of GMP: 16 subjects (coming soon)