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The Professional Excellence Program in Pharmacovigilance (PEP-PV) is designed to train students in the field of drug safety and adverse event monitoring within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
Pharmacovigilance focuses on the detection, assessment, understanding, and prevention of adverse effects or any other drug-related problems.
During PV training, students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the following areas to build a successful career in the Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance industry:
Pharmacovigilance Principles and Regulations: Students will learn the fundamental principles of pharmacovigilance, including the global regulations and guidelines that govern the industry. They will gain knowledge of reporting requirements, safety data management, and the roles and responsibilities of regulatory authorities.
Adverse Event Reporting and Case Processing: Participants will learn how to identify, evaluate, and report adverse events and other drug-related incidents. They will gain proficiency in case processing, including data collection, assessment, coding, and follow-up. This involves understanding adverse event terminology, causality assessment, and medical coding systems.
Safety Database Management: Students will be trained on the use of pharmacovigilance databases, which are essential for capturing, storing, and managing adverse event data. They will learn how to navigate safety databases, enter and retrieve data, and generate reports.
Risk Assessment and Signal Detection: Training will cover the techniques and methodologies used to assess the risks associated with drugs. Students will understand signal detection methods and learn how to analyze safety data to identify potential safety concerns or emerging signals.
Pharmacovigilance Systems and Processes: Participants will gain knowledge of the various systems and processes employed in pharmacovigilance, such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), quality management systems, and auditing. They will also learn about pharmacovigilance in different phases of drug development, post-marketing surveillance, and the importance of risk management plans.
Drug Safety Regulations and Compliance: Students will learn about global regulatory requirements for pharmacovigilance, including guidelines from regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA), and International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH).
Signal Evaluation and Pharmacovigilance Audits: Training will cover the evaluation of safety signals, including the analysis of aggregated safety data. Students will understand the process of conducting pharmacovigilance audits to ensure compliance with regulations and best practices.
Upon completion of a Pharmacovigilance program, students can pursue various roles in the Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance industry, including:
Pharmacovigilance Associate: Responsible for adverse event case processing, data entry, and reporting.
Drug Safety Specialist: Conducts safety assessments, signal detection, and risk management activities.
Pharmacovigilance Officer: Oversees the pharmacovigilance system, ensures compliance with regulations, and manages safety databases.
Pharmacovigilance Scientist: Analyzes safety data, conducts safety signal evaluation, and contributes to safety reports.
Pharmacovigilance Auditor: Performs audits to assess compliance with pharmacovigilance regulations and guidelines.
A career in Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance offers opportunities for professional growth and advancement in pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations (CROs), regulatory agencies, and pharmacovigilance service providers. The demand for skilled pharmacovigilance professionals is increasing due to the growing emphasis on drug safety and the need for robust pharmacovigilance systems in the healthcare industry.