Pharmaceutical quality control is vital for successful drug development. It is used to determine a drug's structure, level of active ingredient and to identify contaminants.Pharmaceutical analysts use a range of techniques to examine the constituents of various samples throughout the drug development process. These samples include raw materials used in manufacturing and body fluids collected during drug trials.As an analyst you must be familiar with the principles of modern instrumental analytical techniques, approaches and pharmacology. Regulation demands that you work under a strict quality assurance and quality control regime.The each course at PSCC is designed to be industrially relevant, giving you a strong background in the theory of analytical techniques and how to apply them to complex problems.