Diploma And Certificate Courses

This year, Punjab University College of Pharmacy is going to start Certificate program in Quality by Design (QbD) for professionals working in Industry and Research & Development. This would be a first ever Certificate program in any Pharmacy institutes in Pakistan. Other Certificate and Diploma courses for Pharmacy students and health Professionals will be started in future.


Provision of qualified and trained personals preferably involved in formulation design, manufacturing and research is need of the hour as industry has to produce quality products with least defect. Training of the qualified. and professional personals the light of the most recent and advance knowledge will boost the working, capacity, and optimize the products and processes of industry and also foster the optimized outputs. The Pharmaceutical. Industry requires professionals with such training since it produces the products, which are related with health. Besides the qualified products, the processes behind the products are also needed to be optimized. This certificate has been specifically designed to meet such needs and of the pharmaceutical and allied industries. With the start of this program, the Punjab University College of Pharmacy intends to lead all Pharmacy Institutes in the start certificate program.The College has the expertise and resources to conduct the certificate in Quality by Design (QbD).

The certificate in Quality by Design (QbD) aims to provide each student an opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of QbD applied to pharmaceutical, health and other sciences by carrying out development or research projects in an area directly related to them using the appropriate software of Design Experiment.


·         To explore a variety of legislation and regulations relating to the quality of Pharmaceutical and other products and processes.

·         To introduce a variety of techniques and methods to formulate and produce optimized drugs/products/processes.

·         To describe online process monitoring of manufacturing and the use of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) to advance pharmaceutical and industrial process identification, simulation and control.

·         To introduce the concept of 6-sigma.

·         To focus on research and experiment design methods applying QbD principles.

·         To describe the concept and importance of design space.

Three months

R.s. 22000/- (for three months)

Full time, Evening, per week 3 lectures where the issues will be primarily illustrated through examples from industrial cases. Since the concept is understandable using and appropriate software for Design of Experiment, the students will also have basic training of the software.

Pharmacists, professionals working industries, Institutes of Research and Development, and Researchers in health sciences.


·      Concept of computer aided formulation and process development

·      Concepts of Quality by Design, Process analytical technique and. six sigma.

·      Introduction of basic statistics relevant to Quality by Design

·      Factor analysis using screening designs

·      Optimization using response surface methodology

·      Product design: pre-formulation and formulation

·      Process design and manufacturing

·      Experimental design and research methods

·      Process Analytical Technique (PAT)

·      Advances in drug delivery

·      Introduction of the computer tool used in quality by design and process analytical techniques.

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