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Quality Management in Pharma and Biotech. Module 1 - The Role of the Qualified Person


Admission requirements

Completed the first year of the master Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences. Research Project 1 must be completed with at least an average of 7.5 for the components Practical work, Report, and Oral presentation. Only available to students of the Industrial Pharmacy specialization.

### Description

This course examines the role of the qualified person (QP) as guardian of the quality system in both industry and clinic, based on (international) guidelines and best practices. All tasks and responsibilities of the QP are discussed.

### Course objectives

After completion of this course students will have:

  • Developed knowledge on the principles of Quality Management across the life cycle of a (bio)pharmaceutical product.

  • Familiarized themselves with the critical impact of work culture and behavior.

  • Knowledge and understanding of critical quality management capabilities and tools required for the function of qualified person.


This course is provided by the PCS. The specific dates are not available yet.

Mode of instruction

Lectures, self-tuition, discussion.

### Assessment method

This course will be concluded by a written exam and an assignment. Each counting for 50% of the final grade.

For each individual exam, the grade is expressed by using a decimal integer between 1.0 and 10.0 that should be ≥ 5.5. The final grade is expressed using an integer between 1 and 10 and can be rounded off/up to a half integer, with the exception of the grade 5.5. Final grades between 5.50 and 5.99 will be rounded up to 6.0.
The final grade should be 5.5 to successfully complete this course.

Reading list

Will be announced during the course.


Registration via the provider of the course. Registration via uSis is not necessary.

### Contact

Coordinator for the Industrial Pharmacy specialization: Emily Ouwehand MA (email:


This course is only available for students of the Industrial Pharmacy specialization.

This information is without prejudice. Alterations can be made for next year.