Online WHODrug Training

The UMC provides training opportunities to further your knowledge of WHODrug.

Our "Introduction to WHODrug" is an online course that provides basic knowledge about WHODrug and its different formats. Participants will be introduced to the basic coding concepts necessary to record data using WHODrug. Upon completion of the course each participant should fully understand the content and structure of WHODrug.

The course consists of eight modules, which are divided into several lessons. Each module takes approximately 45min to complete. Once the full course is completed it will be possible to print a course certificate.

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Introduction to WHODrug - Outline

History of UMC and WHODrug
Introduction to WHODrug
The Drug Code 
The ATC System and ATC Classifications in WHODrug
General principles of coding concomitant medications and WHODrug Best Practices
WHODrug Standardised Drug Groupings
WHODrug Koda - the coding engine 
WHODrug Cross Reference Tool Japan 
WHODrug Cross Reference ATC 5

Access the course

To access the Online WHODrug Training, your company needs to have a valid WHODrug subscription and you need to have a personal UMC username and password. If you wish to access the course, please follow the steps below:

  1. Make sure your organization holds a valid WHODrug subscription. Read here about which subscription types are available.
  2. If you are a user at an organization with a valid WHODrug license, you will be provided with a UMC username and password.
  3. Access the WHODrug User Area via the button below with your UMC username and password.
  4. Once you have accessed the WHODrug User Area home page, navigate to the Introduction to WHODrug sectionSign-up for the course: you will be requested to fill in your contact information and choose a password.

Access the WHODrug User Area FAQ

Please note the optional UMC Pharmacovigilance course “Signal detection and causality assessment” will also be available for you to join, in addition to the “Introduction to WHODrug”, at the UMC distance learning portal.


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Last modified on: January 29, 2021