Career Option in Drug Regulatory Affair

Field description

The regulation of drugs and therapeutic devices varies by jurisdiction. In some countries, such as the United States, they are regulated at the national level by a single agency. In other jurisdictions they are regulated at the State level, or at both state and national levels by various bodies, as is the case in Australia.

Education Guide
Education Details & Eligibility

To become a Professional in this industry one should have a graduate degree (B.E./B.Sc) in Bio related fields  or at least a Diploma. The degree and postgraduate degree courses are offered by the private and government colleges in India and around the globe.

Basic eligibility criteria

10th, +2 (Higher Secondary students) with Bio-science group as the majors can choose this field.

Course Duration

Bio informatics course is offered as a B.Tech and M.TechCourse in some institutions in India. Diploma Course in Bio Informatics is offered in some foreign Universities as a One Year Program. Bio informatics course covers. Introduction to genetics, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, evolutionary biology , fundamentals of bio informatics , branches and application areas of bio informatics , use of software tools and databases available on the web, Sequence analysis , Protein modeling.
In addition to the above, depending on the standards of the institution, some introduction is also made in areas that influence the field of bio informatics.

Approximate Education Expenses

The Total expense for doing B.Tech and M.Tech in Bio Informatics are as follows

  • B.Tech - Rs.50, 000/ per year - (approx) - (4 Years)
  • M.Tech - Rs.50, 000/ per year - (approx) - (2 Years)

Bank loans and private loans can be easily arranged by directly contacting the banks through the college administrative.

Higher Education Options

After successful completion of the Bachelor degree, the options for higher education are plenty. A person with the above degree can opt for Post graduation Diploma or can pursue their Master's.

Institutions that Offers this Education

Almost all the IIT's and general universities across the globe offer Bachelor degree in Bio informatics. Most Institutions from Australia, U.K and America provide courses in Bio Informatics. Some of the Australian and American universities that offer these courses are,

La Trobe University (Latrobe) Australia/, Offers Bachelor of Science in Bio informatics.
Northeastern University (Boston) U.S.A, Offers Full time course in Bio Informatics.
Columbia University (NY) U.S.A,

Job Opportunities and Job Roles

The jobs available are:

  • In Federal Regulation of Drugs & Pharmacy
  • Research Methods 
  • Ethics in Drug Production, Distribution
  • Patient Safety Program Evaluation
  • Pharmaceutical Health Economics
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Use and Abuse of Statistics
  • Clinical research
  • Health Care Risk Management
  • Patient Responsibility in Health Care
  • Health Care & Patient Safety 
Approximate Salary Range

The salary can be from Rs.13, 000 to Rs.22, 000 for starters and increases with the persons experience and knowledge.

Related Links

DIA is a member-driven non-profit association that serves more than 30,000 professionals involved in the discovery, development, regulation, surveillance, or marketing of pharmaceuticals or related products worldwide.
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