Why choose Herts?
- Industry Accreditation: Delivered in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Information and Pharmacovigilance Association [PIPA]
- Teaching Excellence: You will learn from expert specialist teaching staff who work with the Eu2P European Programme in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology, an online pan European e-learning tool.
- Industry Connections: Benefit from networking opportunities with our alumni at University based Pharmacovigilance events and connect with our supporters including Roche, Novartis, and GSK.
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, examinations may be replaced by an alternative form of assessment during the academic year 2020/2021. Please refer to the Programme Specification on these pages for further details.
This course is accreditated by the PIPA (Pharmaceutical Information and Pharmacovigilance Association)
About the course
The PgCert Pharmacovigilance is a course developed by the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University and the Pharmaceutical Information and Pharmacovigilance Association (PIPA). On this course you will study relevant techniques used in pharmacovigilance including the basis of adverse drug reactions, regulations and guidelines (UK, EU and major worldwide regions), handling safety issues including Labelling and Risk Management Systems and processes (both pre and post-marketing).
Why choose this course?
- Expertise of the staff, who are experienced professionals and have real world expertis in pharmacovigilance from the pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authorities
- Flexibility of study, based on intensive three-day taught courses with independent
- Pre and post coursework activities
- Practical research projects based on real-world situations
- Opportunities for sharing experiences and networking
What will I study?
Taught modules normally consist of approximately 24 hours class contact. In addition, about 120 hours will be needed to complete the pre and post-course activities. The actual amount of time spent will depend upon your existing knowledge and ability. All modules are free-standing. Satisfactory completion of four modules is compulsory for the PgCert; all eight modules are required for the PgDip and MSc. Coursework will contribute significantly to assessment and may comprise some or all of the following: summaries of pre-course reading, written reports of class discussions, essays, performances in seminars, poster presentations, problem solving or data interpretation exercise, short projects and case studies. Unseen written examinations will feature in some courses; they may be used to examine understanding of pre-course reading material. Attendance at the taught component and satisfactory completion of both coursework and examinations (where present), with a minimum mark of 50% in each element, is normally required to pass each module.
|Pharmacovigilance Regulations and Guidelines||15 Credits||Optional|
|Drug Safety in Clinical Trials||15 Credits||Optional|
|Adverse Drug Reactions by Major Body Systems II||15 Credits||Optional|
|Management of Pharmacovigilance Data||15 Credits||Optional|
|Principles of Pharmacovigilance||15 Credits||Optional|
|Adverse Drug Reactions by Major Body Systems I||15 Credits||Optional|
|Labelling and Risk Management||15 Credits||Optional|
Further course information
|Course fact sheets|
Sandwich placement or study abroad year
Applications open to international and EU students
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