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A one-day programme which looks at the basic principles of Pharmacoepidemiology together with their practical application

Course overview

This course is will provide you with an understanding of the basic principles of Pharmacoepidemiology together with their practical application. It will also include sources of data for the conduct of Pharmacoepidemiology studies and includes a practical workshop.

Attendance Limited

This limitation, a unique feature of all Management Forum Seminars, will give participants the opportunity for a thorough discussion of the complex issues to be covered by the programme.

Book both

This meeting runs back-to-back with Pharmacovigilance on 4-6 December 2017 and there is a £100/€140 discount off this programme when booked Pharmacovigilance.

To register on both events events click HERE

To find out more call Customer Services on +44 (0)20 7749 4730 or e-mail info@management-forum.co.uk

Who should attend

The course is aimed at personnel in pharmacovigilance departments, drug information and regulatory affairs departments, drug safety officers and pharmaceutical physicians as well as pharmacovigilance personnel working at regulatory agencies.


Origins of epidemiology and basic principles
  • Where pharmacoepidemiology fits in
  • Some practical applications of pharmacoepidemiology
Study designs and uses of Observational studies in Pharmacovigilance?
  • Why might we need observational research in pharmacovigilance
  • What designs are best for which question
Important Factors
  • Sample size
  • Data Mining?
  • N of 1
Data Sources and Data Linkage
  • UK, Europe, USA and the rest of the world
  • One study or separate studies
Bias and confounding?
  • Validity – internal and external
  • Bias – have we made a systematic error
  • Confounding – what else might have caused the result
Non drug safety P-epi
  • Drug utilisation
  • P-economics
  • Real world

Case Study

Bespoke training

We can customise this course to meet the requirements of your organisation. Contact us to discuss your training requirements.

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  • F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
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