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6-week online academy

Understand the fundamentals of HPLC in drug development, avoid common pitfalls and optimise the method development

Course Overview

High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a useful analytical tool used throughout pharmaceutical development and testing. Used in areas such as method development and specification setting, HPLC's ability to identify and quantify drug substances makes it a powerful tool in the chemical laboratory. Although training is often provided by the HPLC provider on how to use the machine, they will not provide training on the application of HPLC knowledge to the pharma context, taking into account the many regulations and ICH guidelines.  
This online course will provide you with a detailed understanding of HPLC troubleshooting and method developing in the pharmaceutical context. This course is broken down into 3 topics, each containing 3 hour-long modules. You begin by examining the fundamentals of HPLC to grasp key concepts. In the second part you will explore troubleshoot tools and techniques. Finally, in the third part you examine approaches to method development. 

Online Academies

Pharmaceutical Training International online courses are on-demand digital courses developed by our expert faculty providing learning on a range of technical topic areas.

Over 6 weeks students will learn through:

  • Up to 9 modules, split up into multiple bitesize recorded videos
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Revisiting the content with unlimited access to all the materials for 3 months
  • Participating in the discussion forum to interact with other students
  • Interacting with the trainer through the forum during the course
  • Additional content such as materials and white papers available to download

Delegates will receive login instructions within a week of the course start date. If you have any questions please contact

What will you learn?

HPLC Fundamentals
HPLC Fundamentals

Know the important chemical parameters affecting HPLC separations

Chromatographic Theory
Chromatographic Theory

Be familiar with chromatographic theory

Retention Mechanisms
Retention Mechanisms

Understand HPLC retention mechanisms and stationary phase types

Troubleshooting HPLC method faults
Troubleshooting HPLC method faults

Be able to troubleshoot HPLC faults relating to method

Troubleshooting HPLC system faults
Troubleshooting HPLC system faults

Be able to troubleshoot HPLC system faults

Improving the Resolution
Improving the Resolution

Know how to improve resolution between closely-eluting peaks

Case Studies
Case Studies

Examine case studies to consolidate theory

Who is this course for?

This course will be beneficial to personnel working in the following areas:

  • Analytical (scientist/chemist)
  • Analytical development
  • Validation
  • Technician
  • Project Manager
  • Pharmacist
  • Formulation
  • R&D
  • Stability
  • CMC

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PTI online academies are perfect for busy professionals as they require just 2 hours per week of your time, and include an interactive forum for you to ask direct questions about challenges you are facing to expert course leaders.

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CPD Certified

Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level. This course has been assessed and is CPD certified.