Meet an online GMP student
Esther Kopp is a Manufacturing Pharmacist and one of our new online students from our Good Manufacturing Practice cohort.
Esther Kopp is part of our new cohort of students currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) via online distance learning. Designed for professionals, the course is suitable for those looking to upskill in the areas of regulation, compliance, process development and quality assurance in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology sectors.
We spoke to Esther to find out more about the role online distance learning mode plays in her life.
Name: Esther Kopp
Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Location: South Australia
Current role: Manufacturing Pharmacist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, South Australia
What undergraduate degree did you study and where?
I completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) at the University of Sydney in 2016.
What do you hope to achieve with this course?
I hope to gain a stronger working understanding of GMP so that I can make meaningful changes in my workplace. I also hope that the skills and knowledge I gain from the course will enable me to achieve greater opportunities at work.
Why did you choose to study the course online?
I chose to study this course online as UTS is the only university that offered tertiary studies in GMP, and I am living in a different state.
Currently, I work as a Manufacturing Pharmacist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in South Australia. We employ the standards of GMP at our work every day in our facilities where we manufacture sterile and chemotherapeutic medicines for our patients.
How are you finding the online course? What’s different about learning online?
I find studying online to be very convenient, but also challenging. I enjoy being able to go through the coursework at my own leisure, but you need to be self-motivated to learn online and keep yourself accountable.
Group work also provides different challenges, as you need to find ways of working together using a variety of available online modalities.
Interested? Find out more about Good Manufacturing Practice at the Graduate School of Health.