There is a global need for training in pharmacovigilance. UMC has therefore developed online training modules on signal detection, causality assessment and statistical reasoning in pharmacovigilance. These topics are frequently requested when PV centre staff are asked about training needs.
The training follows a microlearning approach, so the content is divided into modules which are further divided into lessons. Each lesson is short, concise and connected to a clear learning objective. Transcripts and subtitles are available as an aid to those with limited knowledge of English and the transcript can also be used to quickly review the content of each lesson without watching it. There is also a quiz at the end of each module to check if the student has understood the content.
Access to Online WHODrug Training is provided to users with a valid WHODrug license. The course provides basic knowledge about WHODrug content, structure and its different formats. Participants will also be introduced to the basic coding concepts necessary to record data using WHODrug.