Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance

Program type: 
Program description: 

This 30-week examined training in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance addresses the increasing need for well informed professionals to work in all areas related to the assessment of drug safety and risk-benefit of drug use.

It is an introductory course and should meet the needs of a wide variety of practitioners. The variety of backgrounds and the knowledge possessed by lecturers ensures that the course has a sound mixture of the theoretical and the practical issues surrounding drug safety.

The course is part-time and comprises 300 hours (approximately one day per week on average) which are spent as follows: 80 hours formal teaching and contact time, 120 hours self-directed study and 100 hours project work.
This course may be included as part of a Professional Development Plan.

The course is aimed at personnel concerned with the safe use of medicines, particularly in developed countries.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health
Public health
Metrics and evaluation