IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The University of California, Irvine Extension announces that its spring Regulatory Affairs Program courses have been pre-approved by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), which allows participants to be eligible for up to 12-16 credits from UC Irvine Extension towards a Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), a professional distinction that denotes a commitment to excellence, pursuit of knowledge and career advancement. This certification is provided by the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), a leading international organization of regulatory professionals that work to ensure the safety, effectiveness and availability of healthcare products that include medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology.
“UC Irvine Extension’s regulatory affairs courses increase our students’ value to their employers, and we support RAPS’ commitment to advancing the careers of those in the healthcare products profession,” said Dave Dimas, director of engineering, sciences and information technology at UC Irvine Extension. “Students who enroll in our courses to achieve RAC certification will have the opportunity to advance more quickly in the healthcare products field, and will have the potential for increased compensation.”
Pre-approved certified regulatory course offerings include:
- Regulatory Requirements for Medical Devices
- Regulatory Requirements for Pharmaceutical Products
- Regulatory Affairs Planning and Management Concept Review and Evaluation
- Regulatory Affairs for Post Market Approval
- Biomedical Business and Legal Management Essentials
Courses offered this spring include:
- Regulatory Affairs for Post-Market Approval – This online course will teach participants about “design transfer” from research and development to manufacturing, along with strategies of how to manage regulatory affairs activities for design modifications, post approval studies and after market product change. The 12 credit course will run from April 9 – May 20, 2012.
- Regulatory Requirements for Pharmaceutical Products – This online course presents a detailed overview of the regulatory requirements for the development and manufacture of pharmaceutical products for participants. Attendees will learn about the product development process through commercialization, product characterization and pre-clinical evaluation, clinical trial requirements, along with additional topics. The 16 credit course will run from March 26 – June 10, 2012.
- Regulatory Requirements for Medical Devices – Online course participants will be provided with an understanding of the essential U.S. medical device regulations, including device classification, organizing pre-market notification 510(k), and planning and submitting a pre-market approval (PMA). Attendees will increase their knowledge of topics that include: global vigilance requirements and labeling requirements, European Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC (MDD), E.U. conformity assessments, meeting E.U. essential requirements, and developing a technical file for the E.U. The 16 credit course will run from March 26 – June 10, 2012.
UC Irvine Extension’s Regulatory Affairs Management Program is designed to give professionals a core competency in managing the regulatory process, FDA approval process, and an understanding of the product life-cycle. Participants who complete the program will satisfy the Level I and II core competencies described in the RAPS Regulatory Affairs Professional Framework. To register for the spring courses, visit http://unex.uci.edu/certificates/life_sciences/regulatory/courses.aspx or call 949-824-5414.
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