Pharmaceutical Packaging - QP Module

Monday, 15 January 2018
Pharmaceutical Packaging - QP Module
Monday, 15 January 2018 08:30 -
Friday, 19 January 2018 16:30 (GMT)

Hilton York Hotel
+44 (0)1904 648 111
1 Tower Street
United Kingdom

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Despite advances in technology, quality problems with packaging still continue to occur. Print origination and packaging processes continue to be a major reason for product recall! This module has been carefully designed to cover all important aspects of the packaging process, from selection of suitable components, pack design, packaging processes and their associated GMP challenges, through the supply chain to the patient. The course includes visits to a wholesaler and a pharmacy, with input from printed packaging component suppliers. The module aims to provide the necessary understanding of packaging materials and the packaging process to enable the Qualified Person to carry out his/her duties with knowledge and professionalism. Equally, the module will be of value to staff involved in Packaging Development, Packing Operations, QA and QC.

Course Outline

Packaging Components
  • Primary (contact) materials, their composition and properties
  • Choosing the most appropriate material for specific applications
  • Pre-treatment of components
  • Requirements for receipt and testing
  • Supplier considerations
Pack Design
  • Contact packaging components
  • Reducing the risk of mix-up
  • Industrial codes of practice, e.g. PS 9000
The Packaging Process
  • Packaging machinery – an overview
  • Packaging operations – the GMP challenges
  • Recalls – an overview
  • In-process controls
  • Automatic security and detection systems
Regulatory Aspects
  • Stability testing requirements
  • Labelling regulations
  • Marketing Authorisation Application requirements for packaging components
The Route to the Patient
  • Wholesale dealing – including a visit to a wholesaler
  • Retail pharmacy visit
Concerns for the QP
  • Counterfeits
  • Controlled temperature storage and distribution

Discussion and Working Groups

A significant proportion of the course time will be devoted to group work, where delegates have the opportunity, through case studies, to put theory into practice. Additionally, discussion periods, including a course tutor panel session, provide delegates with an opportunity to obtain answers to their specific question and concerns.

Course Tutors

  • James Johnson, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • Mr Mike Halliday, NSF Pharma Biotech Executive Director
  • Dr Gary Rees
  • Mrs Erika Notman

Why This Training Will Benefit YOU

The Aspiring Qualified Person
  • This series of 12 modules held over a 21 month period has been carefully designed to meet the requirements for theoretical training detailed in the latest UK Qualified Person Study Guide and EC Directives 2001/82/EC and 2001/83/EC.
  • All our training courses provide practical, face-to-face tuition in sufficient depth to prepare you fully for the challenges that lie ahead.
  • Our training is generally considered as the best available and our QPs are held in high regard within the industry.
  • As well as being accepted in the UK, our training courses are well known and accepted by several other EU countries, including Ireland, The Netherlands, Austria, Hungary and Malta.
  • You are more likely to become a QP with us than with any other training provider!

The Pharmaceutical Technical Professional
  • Not all the people attending these courses intend to become QPs. Many use the training to develop as technical managers within other areas of pharmaceutical manufacture and control.
  • Increasingly, companies are using these modules as part of a modular technical and professional development plan for their staff.
  • Additionally, many industry professionals attend the courses as part of their Continuing Professional Development.
  • This course is designed to lead to Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc qualifications depending on modules taken and work commitment by students. For further details, please contact Stella Pearson-Smith, our QP Course Administrator at for more information

The start and finish times given are approximate, please contact our office for further information.


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