Pharmaceutical Science


Degree:Post Graduate

University: Durham College
City : Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Country : Canada
Duration : 1 Year

Program Overview:

Prepare for a career in Canada’s strong pharmaceutical sector – a rewarding field that is seeing continuous job growth and demand in response to our growing and aging population. You will help to ensure access to better, safer drugs and consumer products, medical cannabis, and health products, by using your training to contribute to effective formulations, dosages, and manufacturing processes and the assurance of quality for a wide variety of products.

As a graduate, your knowledge and skills will encompass the validation and standardization of formulations, methods, and processes and the ability to conduct experiments following scientific methodology that includes data analysis, proper documentation of observations and analyses, and clear summaries and recommendations. A strong focus is placed on Good Documentation, Laboratory and Manufacturing Practices and Quality Assurance/Quality Control protocols to ensure you are prepared to enter this regulated industry. 

Featuring a 280-hour field placement, this program will set you on the path for a life-changing career that allows you to make a positive impact on the millions of Canadians who rely on the products you will help produce to improve and maintain their health.

Admission Requirements:

  • GPA: 2.5 or above

  • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0

  • PTE: No band below than 60

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Learning Outcomes:

  1. Evaluate methodologies and perform analysis and purification procedures for chemical compounds and samples in a scientifically relevant and compliant manner.

  2. Verify that the status of chemical analysis instruments and methods are fit for purpose through validation, qualification, calibration, and troubleshooting.

  3. Assess and implement quality assurance and quality control systems, including statistical analysis and investigative reports, in accordance with international and industry standards and government regulations.

  4. Utilize computer and information technologies for the completion, monitoring, and management of chemical laboratory tasks and projects in accordance with government regulations.

  5. Engage in the development and execution of health and safety practices and initiatives for the chemical laboratory to ensure a compliant and safe environment.

Career Outlook:

  •  Pharmaceutical technologist

  •  Quality control technologist

  •  Production technologist

  •  Document reviewer

  •  Instrument technician

  •  Pharmaceutical manufacturing technologist

  •  Lab chemist

Program Intake: September

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