Pharmaceutical Good Distribution Practice Training Course

This one-day course covers the key aspects of GDP for pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, secondary packagers, logistics firms and distributors of pharmaceutical products.

Learners will gain an understanding of the key aspects of GDP for the pharmaceutical industry and how to maintain compliance in the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

The course is designed to provide you with general knowledge of pharmaceutical GDP, the regulatory environment and the impact through market authorization, distribution, and lifecycle of pharmaceutical products.

Practical activities throughout the day will raise your awareness of GDP guidelines and gain outline knowledge on pharmaceutical GDP regulators and best practices.

Who should attend?

The course is ideal for anyone in a role within an organization that distributes pharmaceutical medicines or involved in such services or materials (raw materials, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API), filters, packaging materials or consumables). This may involve logistics supply chains, including warehousing, transportation, distribution or wholesalers, secondary-packers, and labellers.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the distribution chain and common related issues
  • Direct pharmaceutical product, compliance, and commercial impacts from poor distribution practices
  • Describe pharmaceutical good distribution practice (GDP) versus good storage practice (GSP)
  • Understand the main Pharmaceutical Inspection Co-operation Scheme (PIC/S) GDP guideline sections
  • Understand the general requirements of each PIC/S GDP guideline sections

How will I benefit?

This course will help you to:

  • Gain fundamental knowledge of pharmaceutical GDP, the regulator(s) and related good practices (GxP)
  • Apply the fundamental principles within your pharmaceutical distribution related role

What's included?

  • Detailed course notes and lunch are provided.
  • On completion, you’ll be awarded an internationally recognized BSI Training Academy certificate.

Course Resources

Course guide pdf