Education and Training in Pharma

GAMP 5 – Good Automated Manufacturing Practice

Learn the best practice guidelines of GAMP 5 for a computerized system

  • Manage electronic data for FDA requirements
  • Drivers for GAMP 5 and life cycle phases
  • Complete course from anywhere online in 4 weeks


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Learn the Best Practice Guidelines of GAMP 5

How do you replace paper with electronic data and make sure the system is completely transparent, robust and tamperproof? And how do you store those electronic data records so that they stand the test of time? In this practical course, you will learn all this and more.

Learn how to manage your electronic data to ensure that it meets the FDA requirements for manufacturing safe medicines and medical devices.
Learn the fundamentals of computer system hardware and software and how to manage your electronic data so as to be in compliance with GAMP 5.
Validate your automated equipment and processes to ensure that they meet FDA requirements for the manufacture of safe medicines and medical devices.
Learn how to apply GAMP 5 as part of continuous improvement and operational
excellence initiatives
Drivers for GAMP 5 and Life Cycle Phases
Computerized Systems in ‘GXP’ Environments
Science based Quality Risk Management
Supplier Activities and Validation Planning
IT Compliance -Key Concepts
Development Versus Implementation Life Cycle
Specification and Verification
Patch and Update Management
Operational Change and Configuration Management
Controls to Maintain Electronic Record Integrity
Typical Tasks Supporting Validation
Security Management
Business Continuity Management
Relationship between System Backup Archival
Disaster Recovery
System Retirement Decommissioning

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Each week, you’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, interactive activities and projects through our online platform, available to access 24/7.
Online courses can start off great, but staying motivated can be a challenge. So, you’ll get regular feedback reports (and emails or phone calls if you fall behind!) to keep you on track.
Because it’s online, there are no long commutes, traffic jams or crowded trains to deal with on the way to class. Study at home after the kids have gone to bed.
Your working schedules are unpredictable so we offer flexible delivery. Slow down, speed up or pause the delivery of the course.
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Week 1 – Software Categories, Life Cycle Phases, and Operational Activities

  • Drivers for GAMP 5
  • Life Cycle Phases of Computerized Systems
  • Computerized Systems in Regulated GxP Environments
  • GAMP 5 Software Categories
  • Operational Activities
  • Handover
  • Product and Process Understanding
  • End User Activities

Week 2 – Science Based Quality Risk Management, Validation Planning, and Categorization of Laboratory Computerized Systems

  • Supplier Activities
  • Validation Planning
  • Science Based Quality Risk Management
  • Risk Management Considerations Generic Hazards
  • Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)
  • Efficiency Improvements (Continuous Improvements)
  • Categorization of Laboratory Computerized Systems

Week 3 – Specification and Verification, Scalable Validation Deliverables and Configuration Management

  • Organizational Change
  • Outsourced IS/IT Environment
  • IT Compliance
  • Development versus Implementation Life Cycle
  • Testing Documentation Structure & Verification Terminology
  • Scalable Validation Deliverables
  • Patch and Update Management
  • Operational Change and Configuration Management
  • Repair Activity
  • Periodic Review
  • Backup and Restore

Week 4 – Electronic Data Archiving, Business Continuity Management, and System backup, Archival, and Disaster Recovery

  • Electronic Data Archiving Part
  • Typical Tasks Supporting Validation (B)
  • Security Management
  • Business Continuity Management
  • System Retirement Decommissioning and Disposal
  • Copies of Records

Complete the Following Activities & Workshops

You will produce a number of deliverables during the course including:

  • Identify where you would use risk based decision making  throughout the lifecyle of a computerized system
  • Schematically represent typical architectural components of a computerized system

Complete an End of Module Assignment

For a computerized system that has GxP applicability, prepare a report, with diagrams and schematics, describing typical business and GMP functions and describe a suitable approach to the four lifecycle phases: Concept; Project; Operation and Retirement.

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