Key Roles and Stakeholders in Medicines Risk Communication: Duties and Challenges

Practical Information

Commencing Date:
World Wide (Distance Learning)

Teaching Methodology:
Distance Learning
Credits :
Short courses (CPD): 3 ECTS credits

European Fees:
3000 EUR
Scholarship Possibilities:

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University Accreditation: Yes

PharmaTrain Centre


This module will address in more depth the challenges (rationale , emotional and logistical) of Risk communication that have been raised in previous modules Objectives To consider the evolution and social impact of the concept of risk and benefit risk To explore the understanding of risk perception and uncertainty To consider challenges in healthcare providers-patients communication To know the regulatory agencies strategies to address the challenges of risk communication Topics covered: Historical perspective. Evolution of concept of risk communication. Social impact of drug risk communication Risk perception. Actual vs perceived and factors influencing perception. Population vs individual risk perception Concept of uncertainty. How to deal with this in risk communication Nature and importance of communication of risk of medicines: accessibility of data, conflict of interest and independent information Regulatory agencies' strategies to address the challenges of risk communication

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