Graduate Certificate in Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance

University of Georgia
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 17

Program Description

This innovative program prepares the student for working in the highly regulated medical industry in the specialized area of Drug Safety or Pharmacovigilance.

Upon completion of the Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance certificate program, students will be able to:

  • Be knowledgeable in laws, regulations, and guidelines related to drug safety and pharmacovigilance principles
  • Outline the product development process for medical products
  • Locate information necessary in their role as drug safety and pharmacovigilance professionals
  • Describe the pre-approval and approval requirements for the safety of new products, including the maintenance of those products after marketing through pharmacovigilance systems
  • Be familiar with the complex interaction between regulatory requirements and development processes for new products.
  • Apply established principles of the submission process that regulatory authorities use to evaluate new medical product applications Be familiar with safety signal monitoring and detection technologies

Admissions Information

Students who are not currently enrolled at UGA should apply to the graduate school for the Graduate Certificate program in Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance and are not required to take entrance exams and submit letters of recommendation. Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in sciences, healthcare, or engineering. Preference will also be given to applicants employed in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology industries, or related fields.

Applying to the Certificate in Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Program is a two-step process. You will need to submit our departmental application and an application to the UGA Graduate School.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges