Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Diploma Program

Duration: 44 Weeks

AAPS is the first Canadian College that designed, prepared and started to offer this ministry approved program in Canada.

The Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Diploma program is designed to develop specialized knowledge and skills required to design and write study protocols, monitor and manage clinical trials and to conduct drug safety and Pharmacovigilance activities including adverse reaction reporting and preparing periodic safety update reports.  The program focuses on the global healthcare system as well as the Canadian healthcare system, Canadian regulatory agencies, health care legislation, international guidelines, and standard operating procedures (SOP). Using practical and current real cases, AAPS integrates a unique approach and provides students with the foundation and practical knowledge to formulate a sound clinical development plan; ensure clinical trial data is credible and accurate; and that the rights, integrity and confidentiality of trial subjects are protected.

A well-trained and knowledgeable Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance professional plays a vital role in protecting the study participant and the general population for marketed drugs and in helping to reduce the time between drug development and marketing approval. The demand for knowledgeable and trained Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance professionals continues to grow, as supply is limited.

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Diploma Program: Please directly contact AAPS for Registration and Payment.

Individual Certificate Courses: Please see below for online availability. The online courses are registered and paid for individually.

Course Outline

Diploma in Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance
Code Course
CR09 The Canadian Pharmaceutical Industry: Big Picture In Class Online
CR010 Introduction to Clinical Research and Drug Safety In Class Online
CR012 Introduction to Statistical Analysis In Class Online
CR013 Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Safety Assessments In Class Online
CR014 Clinical Research Regulations and Good Clinical Practices (GCP) In Class Online
CR015 Legislations, Ethics and Good Pharmacovigilance Practices (GVP) In Class Online
CR016 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology In Class Online
CR017 Introduction to Pharmacovigilance Activities and Pharmacoepidemiological Studies In Class Online
CR018 Medical Devices In Class Online
CR019 Organization of Clinical Trials and Clinical Monitoring Plan Development In Class Online
CR020 Clinical Project Management and Project Chart Development In Class Online
CR021 Clinical Data Acquisition and Data Management In Class Online
CR023 Drug Lifecycle Safety Management and Pharmacovigilance Compliance In Class Online
CR024 Clinical Research SOP Development In Class Online
CR025 Clinical Study Protocol and Investigators’ Brochure Development In Class Online
CR026 Clinical Research for Medical Cannabis In Class Online
CR027 GCP and GVP Inspections and Audits In Class Online
CR028 Global Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance In Class Online
CR030 Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Project In Class Online

AAPS graduates from the Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance program pursue careers in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnological, Medical devices, Cosmetics, Natural health Products, and Allied industries.

Qualify to start your career in:

  • Clinical Research
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmaceutical project management
  • Clinical data management
  • Pharmacoepidemiology data management

Example of careers in the field of Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance:

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Pharmacovigilance data management Associate
  • Clinical Research Associate
  • Pharmacovigilance Associate
  • Clinical Data Management Associate
  • Clinical Research Project Leader
  • Pharmacovigilance Project leader
  • Clinical Research Monitor
  • Medical Information Associate
  • Pharmacovigilance Officer
  • Quality Control in Clinical Research
  • Quality Assurance in Clinical Research
  • Quality Assurance in Pharmacovigilance
  • Auditor in Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance

AAPS graduates of Clinical Research, Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance post-graduate diploma qualify for Certified Clinical Research Professional – CCRP Certification awarded by Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA). For more detail contact AAPS at 416-502-2277

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