A Tour of FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) touches the lives of virtually every American, every day. This course outlines the form and function of the FDA, its upper level structure, and its mission and goals. Topics in this course include: History and Scope of FDA, FDA Organization, Program Centers, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Center for Veterinary Medicine, National Center for Toxicological Research, and Center for Tobacco Products.

Recognize FDA’s public health mission and how the Agency is organized to carry out its mission. Recognize the history of FDA and the products that it regulates. Recognize the work of FDA’s program Centers and offices, and how the Agency enforces its regulations.