Medicine development: molecule to market

2 modules



Course Length
40 mins

Jayne Packham



£70 + VAT. This course explains the drug development process as a medicine progresses through clinical trials, licensing and is then made available.  It has two modules and will take about 40 minutes to complete.


What does the course cover?

  • The process of drug development, including medicine naming and the 4 phases of clinical trials.
  • How medicines are licensed, including the 4 different licensing options in Europe.
  • How medicines are brought to the market and then continue to be developed through commercial agreements.

You'll get a course certificate once you have completed the whole course. Plus access to our next 3 training support webinars where you can ask course related questions.  The webinars are run monthly and last 30 minutes.



The course costs £70 + VAT.


Who is it suitable for?

The course is great for new staff in the pharmaceutical industry and those thinking about applying for a job in industry, who want a quick explanation of how medicines are developed.


How do I take the course?

This is an online, elearning course.  You'll need internet connection and a computer/device with speakers, so you can listen to the audio. You take the course at your own pace - all in one go, or in sections.  We track your progress so if you need to leave, you can start again where you left off.


Team, regional or global bookings?

If you have a team (however large) and would like a group to access to course, please contact us.


At the end of this course you'll be able to:

  • List the 4 phases of clinical trials
  • Explain the 4 different licensing routes for medicines in Europe
  • Understand how medicines are placed on the market and how they continue to develop


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Course completion

Medicine development module 1
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Medicine development module 2
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Added 2 months ago, by Roy
Added 5 months ago, by Emily
Really enjoyed this course and it gave me lots of information that is relevant to my job.
Added 5 months ago, by Tina
Added 5 months ago, by Anonymous
A great summary of drug development.

Terms and conditions

  1. Each course purchase allows one person to access and take the course.
  2. The course must be completed within 6 months of enrollment.
  3. The course can only be taken once.
  4. The course is copyrighted to Jayne Packham Consultancy Limited and must not be shared, copied or distributed to other people.

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