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.

UMC’s e-learning coursesconsist of short, recorded lectures and reading materials combined with quizzes, all connected to clear learning objectives. All courses are taught in English; some are also offered in Spanish or with Spanish subtitles. 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 are all open to national or regional pharmacovigilance centre staff. Many of these courses are also available to those working in the public sector (hospitals, pharmacies, academia etc.). Courses are free of charge to these groups of learners. Please visit our e-learning platform to enrol and learn more about the course content.

New courses for 2023:

Existing courses:

Due to increased interest in the courses and heavy traffic on the UMC eLearning platform, professionals working at pharmacovigilance centres will be prioritized to take our courses.


WHODrug subscribers can access the e-learning course Introduction to WHODrug, using their subscription login credentials.

Feedback from course graduates 


“Prior to doing this course I did not know how to do causality assessment but now I do.”

Causality assessment 

"Thank you for this resource!! I am so excited to share this training with others and have already started to take steps to incorporate this into our PV onboarding!"

Introduction to pharmacovigilance 

“The course was very helpful and the examples in the modules helped to drive the message home. Thank you for a well-organized online training.”

Signal detection and assessment 

"Just perfect. Short, easy, to the point. Exactly how it should be. Well done!"

Introduction to pharmacovigilance 

Last modified on: September 5, 2023