Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Quality

The Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Quality (a blended program that allows online participation) is designed for students with backgrounds in biological, pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences or biomedical engineering who seek to expand their expertise in the sector.

Ensuring the quality of medical products is a central responsibility for both the industry and the regulatory authority. Quality assurance and quality control are the two functions in the biomedical industry that are responsible for the testing and oversight required to ensure the safety of the health care products that are manufactured.

An essential tenet of regulatory oversight is the assurance of quality through guidelines, audits and inspections. The quality functions in medical product companies are essential in that regulatory expectations for ensuring quality of a product must be met throughout its lifecycle.

In the Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Quality program, the regulations and guidelines to ensure the quality of drugs, biologics and medical devices, both in the United States and internationally, will be studied to develop an understanding of the basic principles important for the interpretation and implementation of quality practices and quality systems.

Our accredited graduate certificates develop specialists for high-demand areas within the broader field of regulatory and quality science. Programs are structured so working professionals can take one or two courses per term. Each certificate can stand alone, or you have the option to build upon your coursework and apply it later toward a master’s degree or our doctoral program.

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Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Quality Curriculum

The USC Graduate Certificate in Medical Product Quality requires satisfactory completion of 12 units beyond the baccalaureate degree.

Typically, courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Science can be taken either in-person or online (within the United States). Upon admission, a course plan will be developed to fit your needs.

Career Opportunities for Medical Product Quality Graduates

The FDA offers employment in more than 30 distinct disciplines, and opportunities within the industry can be even more varied. The following are but a few of the broad range of job categories within regulatory and quality sciences:

  • Business development/corporate strategy
  • Government affairs and policy
  • Research and development
  • Clinical trials management
  • Risk management
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Good manufacturing processes
  • Quality system regulation
  • Domestic and international compliance
  • Supply chain management
  • Project management
  • Drug safety
  • Marketing
  • Medical writing
  • Post-marketing surveillance
  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Reimbursement

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Designed for Working Professionals

All courses offered by the Department of Regulatory and Quality Sciences can be taken online or in-person. Created for working professionals who wish to further their education but cannot travel to traditional classrooms, online students participate in the same classes as students who attend onsite. Lectures can be viewed in real time or at another time.