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Practical Foundations of Organic Chemistry

NETM Micro-credential

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Dr Aniss Chami:

The micro-credential titled Practical Foundations of Organic Chemistry, is focused on understanding the therapeutic claims of most ingredients used in Listed Medicines.

This allows us to work closely with marketeers and what the market really demands to understand what ailments need to be rectified with these unique ingredients.

Dr Gabrielle De Ruis:

Starting from the basics, so we will talk about the most important and most common organic chemical functional groups that can be found for example, in products of botanic origin.
We will expand by introducing the importance of enzyme catalysed reactions.

Another topic we will cover is the importance of vitamins and the role they have.

I think it's important to understand that the world is constantly changing, it's evolving and sometimes the simple understanding of only one aspect of the world might not be enough.

That's why I think that the interconnection between different disciplines and different subjects is fundamental to understand and to improve the world we are living in.

Dr Aniss Chami: 

For me, I believe micro-credentials are going to become the link between someone graduating and entering the workforce.

Through NETM and the myriad of micro-credentials available to candidates, we are building a golden benchmark for the entire workforce.

I would be motivating all my staff to be doing these micro-credentials because at the end of the day

anyone working in a building that produces pharmaceutical products is expected to have some underlying understanding of what is required in terms of quality, production and operations to
continually being effective and delivering the high quality premium product we produce.

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Industry Partner

Vitex Pharmaceuticals

Education Partner

University of Technology Sydney

Micro-credential overview

Organic chemistry is the study of the structure, properties, composition, reactions, and preparation of carbon-containing compounds. It is an important area in pharmaceutical production, as it enhances staff capability and capacity for businesses delving into new food production technologies and manufacturing approaches. This micro-credential prepares learners to engage in pharmaceutical manufacturing by delivering on the learning outcomes specified below.

  • Identify and describe the functional groups in botanical ingredients
  • Understand the different vitamins and their biological interaction with the body
  • Identify and explain the role of enzymes, catalysis and other lab procedures to isolate organic compounds for safe use in pharmaceutical manufacturing

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