Pharmaceutical systems play a crucial role in providing access to essential medicines, especially for those who need them the most. Within this programme we will empower you to build on your existing skills even further, making a lasting impact on the lives of those you work with.
In this 10-month online advanced programme, you will delve into the complex and passionate world of pharmaceutical systems. The programme focuses on enhancing the capabilities of global health professionals, covering aspects such as access to medicines, supply chain management and strengthening pharmaceutical systems.
You will explore the core concepts, principles, and practices that underpin the effective delivery of medicines to populations in need. You will engage in critical discussions, participate in real-world case studies and collaborate with our distinguished faculty and experts.
Learning on modules includes:
Module 1 – Pharmaceutical systems and access
- Introduction to pharmaceutical systems
- Introduction to access to medicines
- Quality of medicines (developed with the support of QUAMED)
- Acceptability (regulatory system)
Module 2 – Pharmaceutical supply cycle
- Pharmaceutical supply systems
- Storage Warehouse Management/Distribution (developed with the support of QUAMED)
- Pharmacovigilance systems/ Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance
Module 3 – Strengthening systems
- Designing the plan
- Setting the objectives
- Building assessment tools
- Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)
Embark on a transformative journey with us, enriching your professional toolkit with essential knowledge, skills, and competencies in pharmaceutical systems, empowering your career advancement.
Introducing our Director of Studies – Rocio Villacorta Linaza
On this course you will benefit from networking opportunities with students from across the world and from the passion and expertise of our staff. I am the Programme Director, Rocio Villacorta Linaza and I am a qualified Pharmacist with an MSc in Humanitarian Programme Management from LSTM. As part of my MSc research project in 2006, I discovered the key role and impact that pharmaceutical systems play in delivering health services and this ignited my passion in the subject.
After completing my MSc, I worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) and Merlin Medical, Medical International and the Amsterdam Tropical Institute (KIT; travelling to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Algeria, Mozambique, Zambia and South Sudan. In April 2019, I joined LSTM as a programme manager in pharmaceutical systems contributing to capacity-building in Liberia, Ghana, DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Nigeria and becoming a member of international working groups with Ministries of Health in various countries, NGOs, WHO and pharmaceutical companies. I bring a wealth of knowledge to support the programme as well as an interest and passion in education where I can share my experience.