Building knowledge, skills and capacity in pharmacovigilance
We are ambitious not only to support pharmacovigilance professionals around the world, but also to spread the message of safer use of medicines as widely as possible. Our education, training and communications activities cover an extensive field of activity. These pages examine our education and training programme for professionals, while Communication in pharmacovigilance examines important related issues.
Together with UMC's experienced staff, experts from around the world, academic partners and others all offer a wide range of programmes and resources; they cover almost all technical topics and skills related to best practice in pharmacovigilance, as well as essential studies in communications, crisis management and much more. These help new and established staff develop their professional practice in many settings, especially in national pharmacovigilance centres.
There are hands-on and web-based courses, webinars, videos, user-group meetings and publications. The popular annual courses are held in Uppsala, Sweden and in India for the Asia-Pacific region.
UMC organises two two-week pharmacovigilance training courses each year – in Uppsala, Sweden, and the Asia Pacific course, in India.
Date: 21 May to 1 June 2018
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
Date: March 2019
Location: Delhi, India
UMC has developed a new online course on signal detection and causality assessment. Each lesson is short, concise and connected to a clear learning objective.
The International Society of Pharmacovigilance and UMC collaborate in providing training in Asia and Latin America.
The fifth training course took place on 11-12 January 2018 in Shenyang, China)
Uppsala University offers two online distance-learning courses in pharmacovigilance each semester, in collaboration with Uppsala Monitoring Centre. The courses are given in the following order each semester.
These provide 7,5 credits within the Swedish university qualification system.
Users of WHODrug can access a range of training and webinars, as well as User Group meetings in several regions of the world.