Interactive Practical Pharmacovigilance

Four Week Intense Interactive Practical Pharmacovigilance

Are you trying to get into the pharmaceutical industry and happen to be academically qualified but practically inexperienced?
This four week (up to 12 hours) self-paced online intense and comprehensive course, delivered by industry expert(s),
explores the practice of pharmacovigilance (PV) in real life setting over four weeks.
We look at the “who’s who” in the PV department. This gives you an in depth understanding of who you will be working with, your day to day objectives and expectations as a pharmacovigilance associate/officer.

You will explore public data received from pharmaceutical companies and or academic research groups, the public consumers, for the purpose of practising on the industry databases. We explore how to use MedDra in the context of reporting. This interactive course explores ICSR reporting from different sources, including literature articles, telephone calls (you may role play) and health authority correspondences.
You will look at what the collected data is actually used for, as we briefly look at Risk management plans (RMPs), Periodic Safety Update Reports (PSURs), as well as signal detection and signal evaluation.

Why should you do this course?

This interactive course allows you to engage with the course provider, ask as many questions to your comfort, and practice industry exercises. It allows you to be ready for work, as a pharmacovigilance associate.

Drug Safety, Pharmacovigilance Short Course

With an industry expert, our pharmacovigilance short course can be done online. It explores the basic principles of pharmacovigilance, with a brief history of key concepts of the same. The course explores adverse drug reactions, MedDra coding, expedited reporting to global heath authorities.
This Industry recognised course will also give a good understanding of reporting in the clinical and post marketing settings. This module will provide you with a strong foundation of knowledge on pharmacovigilance and drug safety.

Aims and outcomes

  • To ensure that you know how to report any adverse events that you may receive.
  • To be able to demonstrate key regulatory requirements for pharmacovigilance by carrying out the approproitae medical assessments required to meet drug safety.
  • Recognise the importance of communication of safety issues, the variety of formats required to meet audience needs, and contribute to the development of such communications.
  • To be able to assess medical adverse event/adverse drug reaction and identify and critically discuss areas of progress.

Course structure

  • Overview of Pharmacovigilance
  • Brief History of Pharmacovigilance
  • Terms, Definitions and Examples for Adverse Event Reporting
  • Assessing Adverse Event Reports : Examples of Life Threatening Adverse Events
  • Reporting Adverse reactions : Minimum Criteria for Reporting
  • Clinical vs. Post-Marketing: Suspected Unexpected Serious Adverse Reaction
  • What is done with the data? – A quick glimpse into medical writing

Whose this programme intended for?

Are you a university graduate without experience? Are you looking to build your career in pharmacovigilance? Have you or are you intending to leave the practise as a healthcare professional? If so, this course is suitable for you.

Our Typical attendees at our training courses have been, university graduates; Regulatory; IT; Clinicians; Pharmacovigilance; Regulatory; QA; Medical Information; Medical Directors.

Course Dates and Schedules

The course requires you to attend, 4 sessions once a week, up to 3 hours per session. We have sessions running from Monday – Saturday. A detailed schedule can be provided via email.

Eligibility Criteria

There is no minimum eligibility criteria for this short course, however this course prepares you to get a job in the pharmaceutical industry. The industry usually requires either of the following:

– Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc
– Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS etc
– Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences
– Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics
– Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health

We recommend this course to:
– Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses.


We are offering a FREE 30 minute session of the course. To claim your free 30 minutes, please register your interest via the contact page, and we will PROMPTLY get back in touch..

Course Price

Course Price: £1020 incl VAT.

To purchase the course at a subsidised fee of £1020 incl VAT, please follow the PayPal link.

Course Materials

Course materials will be supplied by email, before the course commences.