Pharmaceutical Industry Essentials

General information

This course comprises 3 x two and half hour virtual sessions with up to 30 minutes home preparation required in between the sessions (6 CPD credits)

Course Dates:
Virtual sessions held 10:00 – 12:30 hrs (UK Time)
10th, 11th, 12th October 2023

Workshop aim: this workshop offers a valuable insight into the structure and function of the pharmaceutical industry; helping you to understand and perform well within your environment. This course is aimed at junior staff.

Facilitator: Phil Yates, Coachwise Consultants

Audience: This event is aimed at junior consultants who are new to the pharmaceutical industry.  However, it is also open to more senior consultants/account managers who think they would benefit from having a general overview of the whole industry.

Outline: The course will explore the landscape and function of the global pharmaceutical industry and will look at how  medicines are developed, manufactured, marketed, distributed and regulated. We will look at how companies operate globally and within different sectors, e.g. generics, small molecules, biologics, orphan drugs, consumer etc.  An overview of the varied commercial issues faced by the global industry and its stakeholders will help support strategic thinking and aid participants' understanding of client relationships.

If you are new to your role, or you would appreciate being brought right up-to-date in this incredibly fast-paced and exciting environment, this course is perfect for you. If you are a more senior Comms Professional new to healthcare, you will find this experience invaluable in making that transition. And whilst it is not a pre-requisite, you will find that it is it is extremely helpful to attend Pharma Industry Essentials before the Molecule to Marketing course as the latter looks in more detail at communications within the industry, building upon the broad knowledge you gain here.

For further information about this course please contact: Jude at Coachwise Consultants by email or telephone +44(0)1902 851 199.  To register, please book online here.

Access to HCA Online Events

Approximately 24 hours in advance, you will receive by email a link with details about how to access this event. We use Zoom as our digital platform.  Zoom also has Android and iOS apps which can be downloaded in advance should you wish to participate using a mobile device.

Learning objectives
  • Be aware of the history and development of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Know how the industry is segmented and the identity of its major players both now and in the future
  • Understand the protection afforded to a pharmaceutical product through its patent
  • Understand the development process by which a promising molecule becomes a profitable drug
  • Be able to differentiate between the various phases of pre-clinical and clinical development
  • Know how pharmaceutical products are licensed through Regulatory authorities and appreciate the importance and process of pharmacovigilance
  • Know how and increasingly where drugs are manufactured
  • Appreciate the various laws and codes of practice which control the industry
  • Be aware of the major pharmaceutical markets and know how companies access these markets before then promoting their products
  • Have considered potential future trends within the industry and therefore future opportunities
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Pharmaceutical Industry Essentials

Online Training

Tue 10 Oct 2023, 11 Oct 2023, 12 Oct 2023

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM BST
(11:00 AM - 1:30 PM CEST)