PMST, Short Course, Postgraduate Qualifications

Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology (Hybrid Event)


13 November 2024 - 14 November 2024


Solent Hotel, Whiteley, Fareham and Online

  • 2 April 2025 - 3 April 2025

Other dates

Course Overview

13 November 2024 - 14 November 2024 | Download course programme 2 April 2025 - 3 April 2025 | Download course programme

Pharmacoepidemiology is a key discipline for understanding the safety of medicines, it has made important contributions to our understanding of drug safety. It is also being increasingly recognised as a practical tool for supporting risk management and planning safety activities at the time medicines are authorised. Expertise in pharmacoepidemiology is now a must for any research based pharmaceutical company. Our Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology course is aimed at introducing delegates to the core concepts of this scientific discipline. Attendance at this course can be used to provide training for Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialty Training (PMST), especially to support Specialty Capabilities in Practice 6 and 7.

Please note, the course dates and programme may be subject to change.
The in-person session of this course will only proceed when a minimum number of participants is met. Should this number not be reached, the registered participants will be notified at least three weeks prior to the course.

Our courses are recognised by PharmaTrain.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at:

  • Pharmaceutical industry personnel from areas including pharmacovigilance, clinical research, medical affairs,medical writing, regulatory affairs and medical information
  • Pharmaceutical physicians completing Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialty Training (PMST)
  • Staff from regulatory authorities
  • NHS, NHS & R&D and other research organisation, doctors, nurses, medical information pharmacists, pharmaceutical advisors or other professions allied to medicine

How our courses work

  • Taught over two days
  • A combination of lectures and interactive workshops
  • Network with other delegates and speakers via scheduled discussion sessions (virtual delegates), and during coffee and lunch breaks (in-person delegates)
  • Full access to PDFs of the presentations afterwards
  • Use this course as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Refreshments and lunch provided (in-person delegates)
  • Virtual delegates will be sent a link in advance to enable you to join the live course at the stated time

Aims of the course

  • To provide students with a grounding in, and analysis of, core principles of epidemiology
  • To show how epidemiological technique are applied to pharmacoepidemiological studies
  • To review the development of pharmacoepidemiology as a science as its place in modern medicine
  • To review modern methods and data sources used in pharmacoepidemiology
  • To develop a critical understanding of the types, assessment and appropriate application of post-marketing drug safety data and their contribution to the marketing, regulatory compliance, safety monitoring and risk management associated with pharmaceuticals

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course delegates should be able to:

  • Critically analyse the relationship between epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology
  • Define and justify the elements of an ideal database to be used to conduct a pharmacoepidemiological study of a drug safety issue
  • Differentiate the important features of pharmacoepidemiological investigations that allow comparisons within and between pharmacoepidemiological data resources
  • Critically apply common techniques of analysis in the interpretation of pharmacoepidemiological data for pharmacovigilance purposes

Key topics

Programmed features:

  • History and basic principles of epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology as a modern scientific discipline
  • Analysis and interpretation of pharmacoepidemiological data
  • Use of pharmacoepidemiology in the detection and investigation of safety signals
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and risk management planning

Speaker Bio

Our fees

Please note, VAT is only applicable for delegates based in the UK.

Cost Per Delegate:

  • Academic

    £620 + VAT

    (Academic Units, Public Sector Organisations, Registered Charities) - Virtual

  • Academic

    £775 + VAT

    (Academic Units, Public Sector Organisations, Registered Charities) - In-Person

  • Standard

    £952 + VAT


  • Standard

    £1190 + VAT


  • PMST

    £1040 + VAT


  • PMST

    £1300 + VAT


Registration fees include electronic access to all course materials. Lunch and refreshments are provided for those attending in-person.

Book now

Please select a booking option based on your tax requirements. If you are a UK based company or organisation, please select 'UK Based'. If you are a company or organisation based outside the UK, please select 'International'.
Important: If you wish to pay by Credit Card / PayPal, please ensure you have your payment card details to hand, as you will not be able to complete registration without submitting a payment. If you do not have a card available now, please select the 'Invoice' payment method, which allows you to pay via Credit Card / PayPal at a later date.

Are you a postgraduate? Click here to register for our courses.

Get in touch today for more information

Contact us