Pharmacovigilance training at arm’s reach

In response to the global need for training in pharmacovigilance, Uppsala Monitoring Centre has developed a series of e-learning courses covering different aspects of the science of medicines safety.

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.

The broad collection of self-paced e-learning courses that UMC offers is aimed at anyone in the world with an interest in pharmacovigilance and are free of charge to those working at pharmacovigilance centres. For other groups, all courses, except the Introduction to pharmacovigilance course, are available for a fee. Please see the new course catalogue available on our e-learning platform to learn more about the course content and fees.

Please note: Upon purchase of our courses, all first-time learners need to complete the registration form correctly and pay careful attention to the payment instructions for their specific user group - more information is available on our e-learning platform.

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, 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 29, 2021