University of Basel - ECPM

Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance: E-Learning

Practical Information

Commencing Date:
Basel Switzerland

Teaching Methodology:
Distance Learning
Credits :
en Short courses (CPD): 1 ECTS

European Fees:
650 CHF
Scholarship Possibilities:

Course Contact

Annette Mollet

+41 61 267 19 52


Office Link

University of Basel - ECPM

University Accreditation: Yes

Centre of Excellence


The e-learning course for drug safety and pharmacovigilance offers training to cover the broad range of drug safety from early preclinical testing, risk/benefit assessment and clinical adverse event signal detection and Survey.


After successful completion of this e-learning module, the user will understand - the role of drug safety in the successful development and usage of a medicine to the benefit of patients what safety-related questions need to be answered in early and late drug development - tools, techniques and methodologies used in dug safety evaluation - what frequent pitfalls related to drug safety considerations occur and why they can lead to discontinuation of drugs in development, label changes or even withdrawal of drugs from the market after launch - how changes in safety assessment could become part of a new drug development paradigm

IMI Standards

  • A predefined set of teaching objectives, leading to defined learning outcomes
  • Assessment of the students' achievement in accordance with the agreed learning outcomes of the training offered
  • A system for collecting, assessing and addressing feedback from learners, teachers, technical / administrative staff and programme / course / module managers
  • Availability of appropriate and regularly reviewed reference material (e.g. published articles, links, book chapters, scripts, etc)
  • Defined and transparent admission criteria
  • Quality assurance of teaching staff
  • Regular review of the QA/QC process and demonstration that the training is further developed in light of this review
  • The facilities, infrastructure, leadership and competences available for the support of student learning
  • University accreditation OR a system for approving, monitoring and reviewing the training offered