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USC Catalogue 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Medical Product Quality (MS)


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To keep medical products safe and effective, a strong system of quality management is required. Quality is assured through compliance with strict regulations and is assessed by regulatory agencies through audits and inspections. A Master of Science degree in Medical Product Quality is a specialized program designed to prepare individuals to function effectively as quality specialists in pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. The degree will be granted upon completion of at least 32 units of course work, which can include an optional research project in an internship setting. Students with experience in industry or government can substitute an equivalent amount of formal course work for the research project with the permission of the program director. Course requirements normally include a minimum of four courses concerned with the quality aspects of medical product development and manufacturing and a minimum of one course each in regulatory science, risk management, statistics and project management. The program is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis, and courses are also available in distance formats. Students should develop a specific plan of study in consultation with their graduate adviser before beginning the program.

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