Taught course

Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Toronto Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology · Toronto Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology

Entry requirements

A Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Biological, Applied or Health Science, Chemistry, Pharmacy, some areas in Life Sciences or a related field.

Months of entry

January, September, June, March

Course content

In this program, you will learn and acquire specialized knowledge and practical skills required to function as a Quality Assurance or Quality Control personnel in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, food, cosmetics, and other life-science industries. Quality Assurance professionals are responsible for developing, monitoring and overseeing measures that assures control, reproducibility and reliability of manufacturing and testing processes. Through their activities, Quality Assurance professionals are responsible for ensuring that the Company meets government requirements as well as providing assurance of safety and efficacy of medicines to the consumers. Quality Control personnel conduct sampling and testing required to evaluate compliance of the manufactured products to compendial standards of safety and effectiveness.

The Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance & Quality Control program combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on skills in all areas that impact drug quality. The program is innovative and unique in offering in-depth, hands-on learning provided by full-time research faculty with both academic and industry experience. You will study in a GMP compliant facility with modern state-of-the art equipment where you will gain valuable experience in pharmaceutical analytical instrumentation, documentation, GMP compliance, auditing, technical writing and quality assurance processes and procedures.

Information for international students

Individuals educated outside of Canada must have the equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor of Science degree. Degrees completed outside of Canada must be evaluated by one of the following - International Credential Assessment Service, University of Toronto Comparative Education Service or World Education Service.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
14 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations40
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Practical projects 40

Course contact details

Dr. Alexander MacGregor
416-296-8860 (ext. 238)