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Understanding Generic Medicines: What Healthcare Professionals Should Know

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Course Overview

A generic medicine is a drug defined as “a drug product that is comparable to a brand/reference listed drug product in dosage form, strength, quality and performance characteristics, and intended use. It has also been defined as a term referring to any drug marketed under its chemical name without advertising or to the chemical makeup of a drug rather than to the advertised brand name under which the drug is sold. Although they may not be associated with a particular company, generic medicines are subject to the regulations of the governments of the countries where they are dispensed. Generic medicines are labeled with the name of the manufacturer and the adopted name (nonproprietary name) of the drug. A generic drug must contain the same active ingredients as the original formulation. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), generic medicines are identical or within an acceptable bioequivalent range to their brand-name counterpart with respect to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties.

Course Description 

This course is divided into four major parts. The first part included an introduction to generic medicines, generic medicines’ general definitions, and the WHO with FDA definitions. The second part included the benefits of using generic medicines in the treatment of chronic illnesses regarding providing safe and cost-effective treatment. In the third part, detailed information about the quality, efficacy, and safety of generic medicines has been offered. This part focused more on bioequivalent testing and bioavailability. Lastly, part four included points to be considered regarding brand switching. Pharmacists should develop their knowledge and skills about brand switching. The major skills have been included in this part which has ended with a summary and conclusion of the topic.

Certificate of Participation

Participants will pass the online course if they got a minimum of 70% of the final quiz. Those who will meet this requirement will be given a certificate of participation.

Course Coordinators

Ramez M. Alkoudmani, Leader Pharmacist, Founder of Pharmind

Prof. Dr. Ramadan M. Elkalmi, University of Sebha

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Azmi Ahmad Hassali, Universiti Sains Malaysia

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What Will You Learn?

  • To describe the terms “generic medicine” and “bioavailability”
  • To become familiar with concepts related to “bioequivalence testing”
  • To be exposed to the concept of quality use of generic medicines

Course Content

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Module 1
In this module, participants will be briefed to a short video about the course topic and its outcome and objectives.

Module 2
Participants will be briefed on the different definitions of generic medicine and the requirements that should be met to register a new generic medicine

Module 3
In this module, participants will be briefed to bioequivalent testing and bioavailability

Module 4
Participants will be able to get the key points regarding brand switching and what are the skills and knowledge needed to use generic medicine as an alternative to the brand

Final Test

Repeat Test

Course Certificate

Student Ratings & Reviews

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2 months ago
شكرا دكتور ❤️❤️
2 months ago
كورس مفيد و ممتع
4 months ago
الله يجزيك الخير د رامز
انت مثال ورمز يحتذى لكل طالب علم
الله يفتح عليك
وينير قلبك ودربك
4 months ago
Thanks for your support for easiest way to encourage us to learn
5 months ago
معلومات قيمة ورائعة وطريقة طرح سهلة ومفهومة
ربنا يبارك بجهودك
6 months ago
كورس جميل وممتع المعلومات سلسة وتم تناول الشرح بطريقة مفهومة وكذلك توافر اللغتين العربية
شكرا لجهودكم
6 months ago
معلومات مفيدة وممتعة شكرا دكتور
شكراً جزيلاً دكتور رامز ..
6 months ago
كورس ممتاز و مفيد لمجتمع الصيادلة لما يمتلكه من المعلومات القيمة شكرا د.رامز
6 months ago
Very simple but informative. Thank you, Dr. Ramez.
8 months ago
كورس ممتاز و أداء متميز ، كل الشكر د.رامز
9 months ago
informative course and simply explained BA and BE, and Generic and Brand medications
Thank you, doctor,
1 year ago
مفيد ومهم، شكرا لكم
1 year ago
كورس ممتع
دكتور رامز شكرااااااا كورس مفيد
1 year ago
Your explanations are very focused on refreshing what a pharmacist needs to remember and I appreciate this so much. Looking forward for the next course ☺️
1 year ago
amazing course thank you
كورس رائع مختصر ومفيد
شكرا لجهودكم ..
1 year ago
Thank you, Dr. Ramez, for this useful course.
1 year ago
Perfect and useful course, thank you.