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The Pharmaceutical R&D Process in Healthcare

Learn about clinical trials, drug regulations, biotech products, generics, marketing and more. *Biotech Update! 1/22*
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 38m
Language: English
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Are you curious about the drug R&D process?  Are you considering a career in the pharmaceutical industry? 
The discovery and development of medicines is one of the most interesting and impactful areas of human endeavor.  And the pharmaceutical industry that supports it is growing every day, providing jobs that are intellectually challenging, pay well, provide a pleasant work environment, and contribute to the health of the nation.
When you complete this course you will understand the “Big Picture” of pharm R&D and know where you could fit in.   You will be able to…
•Describe how drugs are discovered, developed, and marketed, and the role of the FDA
•Evaluate job descriptions in pharma
•Select the appropriate career training courses and conferences
•Confidently dicsuss oppurtiuties with career counselors, recruiters, and people working in the pharmaceutical industry.
Your instructor, Dr. Jim Mitroka, has the experience and training to be your guide.  He worked as a Research Group Leader in Big Pharma for over 20 years and as a Pharmaceutical Sciences professor for over 10 years. 
The course is composed of modules that build on each other taking you from drug discovery to drug marketing.  Each module contains…
•A series of short fact-filled lectures
•A quiz or activity to test your knowledge
•An opinion question to get your thoughts on a controversial topic, and
•Additional resources for you to deepen your knowledge. 
This course is designed for…
•Anyone considering a career in the pharmaceutical industry or
•Anyone who would like to know more about the way modern drugs are discovered, developed and marketed

You will learn

✓ Students will learn how modern drugs are discovered, developed and marketed by “Big Pharma” in accordance with FDA regulations.


• High school level understanding of biology and chemistry would be helpful.

This course is for

• Anyone interested in knowing how drugs are discovered,developed, and marketed in the US.
Pharmaceutical industry researcher and college professor
Dr. Jim Mitroka is professor emeritus at Palm Beach Atlantic University where he taught graduate-level courses in medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, pharmacogenomics, pharmaceutical R&D, and healthy lifestyles. Prior to becoming a professor, Jim was a Research Group Leader in the Drug Metabolism department at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Jim is also a dad and husband and gives thanks to the Lord for all His blessings and accomplishments. Jim enjoys using his interest and background in biomedical sciences for serving others through teaching and career advisement. 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 38m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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