Introduction To Medical Affairs In Medicines Development

2021 Cohort


On behalf of MAPS and IFAPP Academy, we would like to introduce you to the Introduction to Medical Affairs in Medicines Development Course. This course was designed for the Medical Affairs professional who wants to further learn the fundamentals of Medicines Development and how the various Medical Affairs functions contribute to bringing better medicines to the marketplace, meeting the patient needs and improving health in the general population.

This course was adapted from the ongoing professional certification program the IFAPP Academy has developed with King’s College London. It gathers together experts from the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies and academic institutions to offer the latest advances in all areas of Medicines Development as well as tips for the effective practice of the Medical Affairs function through state-of-the art interactive distance learning.

Hear what IFAPP and MAPS Leadership have to say about this course:
Course format

To earn the Introduction to Medical Affairs in Medicines Development certificate of completion, a student must complete and pass the course, completing 10 Lessons + 4 Webinars + the Final Assessment. A student will need to be self-directed, self-motivated, and well-organized in their studies and in completing the course work.

Each lesson typically requires 3-5 hours each week.

One Lesson per Week for 10 Weeks

3 – 5 hours per week

  • Online Lecture
  • Post Lecture Quiz
  • Student Lounge Q&A

Webinars (total of four)

1.5 – 2.5 hours per webinar

  • One hour recorded webinar
  • Post webinar assignment

Final Assessment

1-hour exam + additional study time

  • 30 multiple choice questions
  • Two opportunities available to pass examination
who should take this course

Ideally, to participate in the course, an individual should possess a post-graduate education in Biomedical Sciences – at least a BS degree or its equivalent – and at least one year of work experience in the Medical Affairs arena either in the biopharmaceutical or contract research organizations industry. Of course, there may be exceptional individuals who bring other criteria to the table and those applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you are relatively new to the profession, we encourage you to review the Course outline and consider utilizing this exceptional opportunity.

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Introduction to Medical Affairs in Medicines Development Course: $2,300.00 USD.

Payments can be made via credit card, debit card, or bank account via PayPal’s secure payment service.


  • Application Period Opens: February 15, 2021
  • Application Period Closes: April 2, 2021
  • Application Decisions Emailed by: April 5, 2021
  • Tuition Due Date: April 9, 2021
  • Cohort Begins: April 12, 2021
  • Cohort Concludes: June 25, 2021
  • Exam Option #1: June 28, 2021
  • Exam Option #2: June 30, 2021

Course syllabus

Lesson 10: Patient Centered Medicines Development by Rozlin Schneider

Faculty: Rozlin Schneider

Title: Vice President Scientific, Medical and Patient Affairs  of Pharmaceutical Medicine

Company: Theravance Biopharma. USA