Pharmacovigilance training at arm’s reach

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.

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 causality 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.

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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E-learning for paying WHODrug subscribers

WHODrug subscribers can access the e-learning course Introduction to WHODrug, as well as UMC’s complete free e-learning suite, using their subscription login credentials.

Introduction to WHODrug

6 hr 5 min (9 modules) 
Text: English

This introductory course gives WHODrug users a basic understanding of WHODrug and its different formats, including the coding concepts necessary to record data using WHODrug Global, as well as how coding affects data retrieval.

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Last modified on: September 14, 2020