Course Description

The Pharmaceutical &amp, Medical Device Development program has been developed to meet the growing need for expertise in modern drug development practices and provide training in state-of-the-art techniques, approaches and requirements for the registration of medical products.

The program is tailored to professionals working in the pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industry, regulatory affairs, drug product evaluation, registration and therapeutic marketing sectors. It is designed to introduce students to modern approaches to drug and device design and development, providing an up-to-date set of skills essential for the current industry environment.

Students will learn current methods used in drug development, including: molecular therapies, novel-formulation, clinical trials design and analysis, and personalised medicine. Pharmaco-economic, pharmaco-vigilance and pharmaco-epidemiology related to drug development will also be taught.

The process of medicine and medical device registration encompassing therapeutic guidelines, regulation, documentation and post-registration follow up, and the range of drug technologies and medical devices that exist, their properties, classification, development and manufacturing requirements will be studied. Students will prepare and critically evaluate ethics and regulatory submissions, clinical trials and drug registration information.

The program is designed and delivered by leading industry and regulatory professionals and academics. For more information, listen to the Course Coordinator, Professor Paul Young, discuss the new program in this video, or download the course flyer (pdf, 718kb).



Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $10,958 total course cost.
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time

Duration

1 year full time, 2 - 3 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Medicine postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 51.8% (national average 54.0%)
Improved skills: 70.9% (national average 71.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.4% (national average 77.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Medicine postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 93.6% (national average 95.0%)
Studying full time: 5.6% (national average 5.9%)
Median full time salary: $100,000 (national average $77,500)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GNSCMEDI1PMV

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