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Pharmacovigilance Training at Arm’s Reach

Pharmacovigilance Training at Arm’s Reach

Free E-Learning Courses 


In response to the global need for training in pharmacovigilance, Uppsala Monitoring Centre has developed free e-learning courses covering different aspects of the science of medicines safety, available online when and where it suits you.



Each course offers short, concise lessons with clear learning objectives, and participants are awarded a digital certificate upon completion.

Free e-learning courses 

UMC’s e-learning courses take a micro-learning approach, with short, concise lessons connected to clear learning objectives. Most courses are taught in English, with subtitles in English and Spanish. Upon completing a course, the learner is awarded a digital certificate that can be printed.


Active pharmacovigilance professionals and those who wish to learn more about the field can attend our free-of-charge e-learning courses. Paying WHODrug subscribers can also access tailored e-learning on the use of WHODrug Global.


UMC strives to produce new e-learning courses at regular intervals. Currently, the available courses are listed below.


INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOVIGILANCE

30 min (1 module)

Audio: English, Spanish

Subtitles: English, Spanish


Pharmacovigilance is needed to address the limitations of clinical trials and the burden of adverse drug reactions on patients and health systems. This course introduces the aim, scope, and history of pharmacovigilance. 


SIGNAL DETECTION AND CASUALITY ASSESSMENT

1 hr. 35 min (4 modules)

Audio: English

Subtitles: English, Spanish


In four modules, this course teaches the basic concepts and skills of signal detection and assessment, disproportionality analysis, and causality assessment for both single case safety reports and case series.


  • Introduction to signal detection 
  • Causality assessment of single case safety reports
  • Causality assessment of case series
  • Signal assessment


STATISTICAL REASONING AND ALGORITHMS IN PHARMACOVIGILANCE

30 min (1 module)

Audio: English

Subtitles: English, Spanish


What value do statistical reasoning and algorithms have in pharmacovigilance? This course addresses that question, and explores disproportionality analysis and how to compute different measures of disproportionality.


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