Quality Assurance in Supply Chain Management of Medicines


Course name Quality Assurance in Supply Chain Management of Medicines
Institution i+solutions
Location Online
Website www.iplusacademy.org/
Language English
Contact information

Carole Piriou


Phone: +31 348 748722


Course objective

After having successfully completed the module, participants will be able to:

  • Define the key concepts and principles of quality assurance.
  • Comprehend the importance of quality assurance systems for medicines.
  • Describe how different functions of supply chain management affect the quality of medicines.
  • Explain the significance of shelf life and differentiate between types of stability studies.
  • Underline the key issues and challenges surrounding quality assurance systems especially in low and middle income countries.
Sector Public
General course topics Variety/range of logistics topics in some detail
Specific course topics
  • Importance of quality assurance
  • Medicines regulation
  • Ensuring quality in the manufacturing process
  • Ensuring quality of medicines during procurement
  • Ensuring quality along the supply chain
  • Medicines quality control testing
  • Stability studies and shelf life determination
  • Pharmacovigilance
Total time commitment 24
Focus commodity Health, including RH
Commodities covered This course covers health commodities in general, with a specific focus on essential medicines, including medicines to treat HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria, as well as reproductive health commodities.
Accredited No
Accredited by N/A
Certificate name Certificate
Degree name Certificate of completion
Attendance mode Online
Attendance description

The course is taught online on i+academy, our e-learning platform, by expert facilitators from i+solutions. The interactive course materials are presented sequentially under the guidance of the facilitators who assist participants, answer questions and stimulate discussions. Lessons are complemented and enlivened by online activities such as discussion forums, quizzes, and assignments. The course is accessible from anywhere at any time and allows participants easy and regular interactions with the course facilitators and other participants during the learning process.

Incentives No
Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 100
Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites No
Course fee $550
Discount available No
Course included in analysis No