Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance - PROGRAMS OFFERED
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The thematic unit offers training at post-graduate level to students pursuing Master of Pharmacy in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance.  Under the unit/module  Pharmacovigilance learners on trained on:

  • How to code adverse drug events
  • Methods and tools for reporting
  • Seriousness and causality assessment
  • Reporting methods
  • Regulations on reporting
  • Managing an adverse event

Pre-requisites for training in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance are: undergraduate training in pharmacology.  Foundation courses in the post-graduate program are:  epidemiological methods, biostatistics and research methodology. Other modules/units offered include pharmacoeconomics,  regulatory pharmacovigilance, drug utilization review/studies; evidence based health care  and an introductory course on pharmacogenetics.

In addition, the thematic unit offers post-graduate training in Epidemiology to students pursuing a Master of Pharmacy  in Clinical Pharmacy.  It also offers post-graduate training in Research Methods to all post-graduate students registered in the School of Pharmacy.