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Medical logistics training for drivers transporting pharmaceutical products

If you are directly involved in pharmaceutical distribution, then the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) course is for you. This GDP training course has been specifically tailored to cover the needs of logistics staff, such as drivers, who need to understand the importance of GDP but not necessarily the same aspects as those in warehouses or suppliers. Regulations in Europe & US state that all participants of all aspects of medicinal distribution must comply with the principles and guidelines of GDP.

  • Average study time:
    study time

    5 hrs

  • Personal development points (CPD):

    5 points

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Course Details

Good Distribution Practice (GDP) is the part of quality assurance which ensures that products are consistently stored, transported and handled under suitable condition as required by the marketing authorisation (MA) or product specification.

This course is recommended for you if you are involved directly in transporting pharmaceutical products.

Benefits for you

  • CPD Points - Gain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points, accredited by The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. These can be used to count towards the distance learning element of any scheme that comes under the umbrella of The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges or any other scheme for which there is mutual recognition.
  • Certification - Receive a personal certificate to show your subject knowledge on course completion.
  • Affordable - You get excellent value through our cost-effective prices. We can also offer you group discounts on larger purchases.
  • Flexibility - The course saves you time through the convenience of online availability. This lets you complete the interactive course at your own comfort.
  • Keep Up to Date - You will stay up to date with any legislative changes in GDP as our training courses are constantly monitored, reviewed and updated.
  • Learn from Industry Experts - The course content has been developed to ensure that you comply with GDP legislation through the application of learning outcomes. The course is written by Louise Handy, who is a past chairperson of the Research Quality Association (RQA - formerly BARQA).

Course Syllabus

1. Background

1.1 Rationale & Development I
1.2 Rationale & Development II
1.3 Rationale & Development III - Answer
1.4 Rationale & Development IV
1.5 A Brief History of GMP & GDP I
1.6 A Brief History of GMP & GDP II
1.7 How do the rules vary by country?
1.8 UK & EU Legislation
1.9 Key Legislation in Non-EU countries
1.10 Provision of information to Authorities I

1.11 Provision of information to Authorities II

2. Organisation, Personnel & Responsibilities

2.1 Management & licence holders
2.2 What is a Responsible Person?
2.3 Warehousing & distribution personnel I

2.4 Warehousing & distribution personnel II

3. Facilities & Equipment

3.1 Facilities & equipment - General
3.2 Receipt of deliveries
3.3 Expectations for storage facilities
3.4 Environmental Control

3.5 Cold storage

4. Paperwork

4.1 Sales orders
4.2 Authorised Supply
4.3 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
4.5 What should there be SOPs for?
4.5 Performance checking
4.6 Training records
4.7 Other records

4.8 Key points about documentation

5. Distribution

5.1 Principles of transportation
5.2 What does this mean in practice?
5.3 Is the transportation suitable?
5.4 Deliveries
5.5 What about goods with special requirements?
5.6 What if something goes wrong?
5.7 What if something goes wrong? - Answer
5.8 Complaints & Returns
5.9 Returns of non-defective medicinal products

5.10 Key points about distribution


6. Product Recalls

6.1 Practicalities
6.2 Classes of product recall
6.3 Recall Procedure

6.4 Destruction

7. Counterfeit medicinal products

7.1 Training I
7.2 Training II - Answer
7.3 US Drug Quality and Security Act

7.4 What should you do if you find or suspect that products are fakes?

8. Self-Inspection

8.1 Self-inspection
8.2 Who should carry them out?
8.3 What should self-inspection achieve?
8.4 Preparing for inspection I

8.5 Preparing for inspection II - Answer

9. References and Links


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