University of Basel - ECPM

DAS European Course in Pharmaceutical Medicine

Practical Information

Commencing Date :
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Location :
Basel Switzerland

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European Fees :
14750 CHF
Non European Fees :
14750 CHF
Scholarship Possibilities :

Course Contact

University of Basel - ECPM

University Accreditation : Yes

Centre of Excellence


Overview The ECPM Diploma Course aims to train leaders and integrators for medical product development and to provide university, regulatory and industry professionals with a platform and network for the discussion of central issues concerning drug development and new therapies. The Diploma course offers the theoretical education for the Swiss speciality recognition for pharmaceutical physicians and the pharmaceutical professionals diploma (since 1999) or a postgraduate examination in pharmaceutical medicine according to international quality standards. Syllabus The programme follows the IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) PharmaTrain syllabus which is built on the one from IFAPP, International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians in London (for details please see Course Structure The ECPM Diploma Course comprises six modules spread over a two year period and provides a foundation of integrated knowledge in science-based medical product development and regulation. The programme ends with a triple examination: multiple choice questionnaire, viva voce and essay writing. The training programme of 24 days and a successful examination result in the 30 ECTS credits and a “Diploma of Advanced Studies in Pharmaceutical Medicine” title.

Covered Areas

Scientific Areas

PK/PD modelling Production technologies Target discovery and lead selection

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


Module Title





Global Drug Development and Pharmaceutical Business Core 4 days 5.0 ECTS No
From Non-Clinical Testing to First-In-Humans Core 4 days 5.0 ECTS No
Planning, Collecting and Managing Clinical Data Core 4 days 5.0 ECTS No
Clinical and Safety Data Evaluation Core 4 days 5.0 ECTS No
Global Registration and Approval Process Core 4 days 5.0 ECTS No
Integrated Product Development, Healthcare Marketplace Core 4 days 5.0 ECTS No