Pharmaceutical processes


The techniques, principles and processes dealing with the creation and mixing of pharmaceutical ingredients and products such as aspirins, antiviral drugs and other types of medicines.

Alternative labels

pharmaceutical industry processes
pharmaceutical drug manufacturing
pharmaceutical manufacturing
drug manufacturing
drug synthesis
industrial-scale drug production

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Pharmaceutical processes is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Pharmacy lecturer: Pharmacy lecturers are subject professors, teachers, or lecturers who instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, pharmacy, which is predominantly academic in nature. They work with their university research assistants and university teaching assistants
for the preparation of lectures and of exams, for leading laboratory practices, grading papers and exams and for leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their field of pharmacy, publish their findings and liaise with other university colleagues.

Optional knowledge

Pharmaceutical processes is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022