Pharmacovigilance training your way

Uppsala Monitoring Centre offers a range of self-paced online courses covering different aspects of medicines safety for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners.

Due to increased interest in our courses and heavy traffic on UMC's learning platform, professionals working at pharmacovigilance centres will be prioritised for places on our courses.

Our self-paced courses give you control over your learning and time. There’s no set schedule, so you can study whenever and wherever you like, with recorded lectures, quizzes, discussion boards, and assignments accessible day or night via our learning platform.

Who are these courses for?
National and regional pharmacovigilance centre staff with varying levels of experience. Many courses are also available to people working in the public sector and academia. Self-paced online courses are free for non-profit organisations.

What courses can I take?
We offer a range of courses designed to deepen your understanding of pharmacovigilance systems and processes and develop your skills in case management, adverse event reporting, signal detection and assessment.

What comes next?
Staff from national or regional pharmacovigilance centres with a VigiLyze account and who meet the entry requirements after completing a certain number of self-paced courses are invited to sign up for our instructor-led course.

WHODrug subscribers can access the online course Introduction to WHODrug using their subscription login credentials.

Introductory courses in pharmacovigilance


Discover the fundamentals of pharmacovigilance. From topics such as collecting ADR reports to data management systems and communication in pharmacovigilance, these courses will equip you with essential knowledge for your pharmacovigilance work.

The beginner courses usher you into the world of pharmacovigilance, adding a global dimension to your understanding of medicines safety. Subsequent courses further open your mind to new possibilities and opportunities to grow and improve in your pharmacovigilance work.

Dr Mwesigwa Douglas Regulatory Officer in Pharmacovigilance at the National Drug Authority of Uganda.

Pharmacovigilance data assessment


A step-by-step learning process designed to boost your expertise in assessing safety signals and establishing whether there is a causal relationship between the medicine and the reported adverse event.

UMC’s courses have made it possible for my team to work better and more efficiently. Drafting a guideline on signal detection couldn’t have been easier. We were able to apply what we learnt immediately.

Helen Byomire Ndagije Director Product Safety, National Drug Authority of Uganda.

Clinical aspects of pharmacovigilance


Develop your understanding of how to interpret, code and analyse serious drug-related clinical conditions.

I have been able to continually develop my skills in detecting and evaluating signals and apply the necessary tools to improve the safety and use of medicines in my country.

Alicia Molina Coordinator at the National Pharmacovigilance Centre (CNFV), Health Regulation Agency (ARSA), Honduras.

Last modified on: February 22, 2024