Pharmacovigilance mainly deals with drug safety. It is also concerned with efficacy of drugs. It is here, where we find out whether the drug will be effective and safe. In this field, one gets to monitor the drug from its preclinical development stage until post market surveillance. Those who work in this field collect and analyze data and at the same time monitor the drugs and the medications for any kind of adverse effects. By adverse effect we understand, reactions as well as side effects that take place in a patient's body. Adverse effects serious in nature may often require hospitalization. Such adverse effects are reported to clinical investigators. Pharmacovigilance determines which adverse effects are acceptable compared to their efficacy in curing an ailment.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduation or post graduation in the field of pharma. Others from healthcare industry from fields such as Ayurveda or homeopathy medicine manufacturing, clinical research, drug manufacturing, cosmetics manufacturing, food manufacturing, etc. may enroll for the program.
The duration is 12 months.
More about the course
The main idea behind courses in pharmacovigilance is to create a pool of manpower who will act as drug safety officers. With increasing number of drugs and therapies coming into the pharmaceutical stores, there is an even greater need towards drug safety. As a result, those who are keen to work in this field can find a good number of opportunities as drug safety officers in the pharma industry. The course program is so structured that you get a comprehensive view of the pharma industry and also get to understand the importance and requirement of pharmacovigilance. You are familiarized with the concepts of pharmacovigilance through various theory and practical sessions. It also equips you with the necessary skills required to work in this industry. Technically, you get to learn about the various adverse drug reactions, clinical trials, methodologies in pharmacovigilance, safety reports, casualty assessments, signal detection, data mining and other various concepts in pharmacovigilance. You also get to do some case studies that enlarge your learning experience.
It prepares you for a career in the pharma industry in roles such as drug development and quality control. You may work with global pharmaceutical companies like Reddy's Lab, Cipla, Wockhardt, Pfizer, Abbott, Ranbaxy, etc. You may work with the healthcare industry and with food giants like Mother Dairy.
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