About Pharmaceutical Analysis at Sheffield Hallam University
Pharmaceutical analysis is vital for successful drug development. It is used to determine a drug’s structure, level of active ingredient and to identify contaminants.
Pharmaceutical analysts use a range of techniques to examine the constituents of various samples throughout the drug development process. These samples include raw materials used in manufacturing and body fluids collected during drug trials.
As an analyst you must be familiar with the principles of modern instrumental analytical techniques, analytical methods and statistics. Regulation demands that you work under a strict quality assurance and quality control regime.
This course allows you to
gain knowledge and practical skills to operate commonly used analytical laboratory instruments
become familiar with automated approaches to analysis and process analytical technology
apply good experimental design techniques and use statistical methods for data evaluation
develop your validated analysis methods for determining chemical compounds and elements in a range of samples
understand the principles and practice of laboratory quality systems
interpret mass spectra and nuclear magnetic resonance data
We designed the course in close consultation with the pharmaceutical industry. Industrial practitioners deliver lectures on a variety of topics which relate to the industry.
All practical training takes place in our recently refurbished and highly-equipped laboratories.
You can take course modules individually as short courses.