Course Details

CHEM 255 Inside the Pharmaceutical Industry

3 hours lecture, 3 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: This course is designed for students who desire to learn how the pharmaceutical industry works. Specifically it is intended for those who want to understand the drug discovery, design and approval processes. The course covers principles pertinent to working in the pharmaceutical industry. Topics include but are not limited to good lab practice (GLP), good manufacturing practice (GMP), hazardous materials management, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), drug approval, and drug design. The course concludes with an overview of companies in the local pharmaceutical industry, their technology and products.