Instructor-led online courses

UMC’s annual pharmacovigilance course is now an instructor-led online course.

The next instructor-led online course will take place from 30 January to 17 February 2023, in English, and from 6 to 24 March 2023, in Spanish. It is a 3-week part-time online course for a maximum of 30 participants.
Course participants will assess a case series of a drug–ADR combination. They will need to submit several individual assignments and will get personal feedback from UMC instructors. There will be live meetings to discuss the assignments in whole class.
The target audience for this course is national or regional PV centre staff only. Course applicants must be familiar with the theory of signal detection, individual case, and case series causality assessment, and have a VigiLyze account.

In order to participate in this course applicants must have completed the following UMC online courses in English or Spanish:
1. PV management systems and terminologies (4 hours)
2. VigiLyze Introductory course (1.5 hours) - available to VigiLyze users only
3. Introduction to signal detection (30 minutes)
4. Causality assessment of single case safety reports (30 mins to 1 hour)
5. Practical exercises in individual case causality assessment (3 hours)
6. Causality assessment of case series (30 mins to 1 hour)
7. Signal assessment (30 mins)
8. Statistical reasoning and algorithms in pharmacovigilance (30 mins to 1 hour)

If you work at a national or regional PV centre and wish to apply for this course, please contact your manager for more information, or contact us at

Last modified on: January 9, 2023