Online courses

UMC provides online training as well as distance courses through Uppsala University. Our platform is open and free to anyone who wishes to learn, from anywhere in the world.

UMC courses

In response to the global need for training in pharmacovigilance, UMC has developed free online courses covering basic pharmacovigilance, signal detection and causality assessment, and statistical reasoning. The courses take a microlearning approach where each lesson is short, concise and connected to a clear learning objective. Subtitles are available in English and Spanish, and a certificate can be printed upon completion.

Sign up for our courses

Log in here  FAQ

Distance learning

Uppsala University offers two distance-learning courses in pharmacovigilance each semester, in collaboration with UMC.

Drug safety and pharmacovigilance

Preclinical safety assessment and pharmacovigilance


YouTube web lectures

On our YouTube channel we have uploaded around 200 lectures and seminars, grouped into playlists according to topic. Explore our playlists using the links below.

Visit UMC on YouTube   Practical Pharmacovigilance

General Pharmacovigilance   Pharmacoepidemiology

Risk Management (Regulation)   UMC Tools

Communication, Knowledge and Skill


Feedback from course graduates


‘A very good overview, directly PV related. It is hard to find other resources/courses as easily accessible as this one.’
‘It was a very good intro to signal detection laid out in very basic terms.’
‘The course helped me update my knowledge and get more materials for teaching others.’
‘I had worked with those issues even before the course. But to be frank, this added a lot.’
‘Wonderful course. The speakers were excellent and obviously very knowledgeable.’