Introduction to Pharmacovigilance for non-Pharmacovigilance Personnel




Pharmaceutical companies are required, by law, to provide adequate training to their employees so that they are able to identify and report adverse events.

While many companies will have a programme in place to facilitate this training, it may not always be possible to make this immediately available to every new starter. Equally, the existing programme may be labour intensive to maintain or deliver.

PIPA has therefore developed a cost-effective generic online training course that provides the legally required level of training for all employees working for a Pharmaceutical Company so that they are able to recognise and report adverse events. It has been developed by senior Pharmacovigilance experts working within the Pharmaceutical Industry so you can be confident of the quality and relevance of the training. It is up-to-date with current regulations and, once you have passed the test at the end of the training course, a formal certificate is provided to confirm course completion and understanding.

 Target audience: Any employees working for a Pharmaceutical Company – this course provides the legally required level of training on identifying and recording AEs

 Time: 1 -2 hours

Level of difficulty: Basic / introductory

Booking and payment

PIPA members:  Payment can be made online at point of booking which gives you immediate access to the course. If you require PIPA to send you an invoice, then please note that the course will only be activated once payment of the invoice has been confirmed.

Non-members:  As a not-for-profit association, PIPA can only make this course available to members. However, non-members may easily access the course by taking out a month membership for a £25.00 supplement.  The course must be completed within the duration of the month membership as we are unable to provide a course extension. You can apply for membership here. Please note that our month membership option only offers access to one online course and both the membership and course fees must be paid for online at time of booking.  We do not offer an invoice option for this booking combination.