Taught course

Pharmacovigilance

Institution
University of Hertfordshire · School of Life and Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

A first or second-class honours degree in biosciences, chemical sciences, clinical sciences or pharmacy, or an equivalent professional qualification in veterinary science, medicing or dentistry. Applicants with other qualifications, research publications or relevant experience will be considered individually.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The aim of this MSc is to provide a postgraduate education in Pharmacovigilance, including relevant techniques, the basis of adverse drug reactions, regulations and guidelines, handling safety issues including labelling and risk management and systems and processes. Teaching consists of lectures and workshop activities in small groups and takes into account real world situations. There are opportunities for sharing experiences and networking which contributes to the development of students' knowledge and understanding of Pharmacovigilance issues.

Modules include Principles of Pharmacovigilance, Adverse Drug Reactions by Major Body Systems, Pharmacovigilance regulations and guidelines, Drug Safety in Clinical Trials; Spontaneous Reporting and Adverse Drug Reactions in Special Groups, The Management of Pharmacovigilance Data, Pharmacoepidemiology, Labelling and Risk Management.

Information for international students

If English is not the first language, a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent is required.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
60 months
distance learning
24 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

PGCert

distance learning
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@herts.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1707 284800
Fax
+44 (0)1707 284870