Enrollment Period: 3 months.
Average Learning Time: ~90 minutes.
Additional Resources: Supplemental materials/activities.
Accredited Program: 1.5 CPD Credits.
Method of Training: Online / Self-paced eLearning.Accessibility: 24/7 access to all program materials.
Catalog: Drug Safety.
Demonstration: See free trial enrollment courses.
Final Assessment: Multiple choice; unlimited attempts.
Certificate: PDF with validation code (See sample).
PRICE: USD $195.00
Document a dedication to your career and job performance by earning a training certification from Biopharma Institute.Training Program: Drug Safety: Signal Detection and Management in Pharmacovigilance
Training Provided By: Biopharma Institute
Schedule: Self-paced. Immediate access to training materials upon ordering.
Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment.
The fundamental aim of drug safety assessment is to establish what adverse reactions may be caused by a medicinal product. Factors such as seriousness, severity, and frequency of reactions are then taken into account, along with the medical benefit of the drug, in establishing the benefit/risk profile of the product.
Product license holders and regulatory authorities monitor the safety of licensed drugs to detect adverse reactions that are unexpected qualitatively or quantitatively and that alter benefit/risk balance, and they take risk minimization action as necessary. Such pharmacovigilance principally involves the identification and evaluation of safety signals in information obtained from a wide range of data sources.
The methods used range from traditional medical assessment of individual spontaneous reports of adverse events, through 'data mining' of large databases, observational studies of 'real world' prescription and use, to interventional clinical trials.
This course provides a guide to signal detection and management for approved products. The subject is presented as a process comprising four (4) stages: signal detection, signal validation, signal analysis and prioritization, and risk assessment and minimization.
This online course supplies the student with a guide that will help them understand signal detection and the proper management of approved products. The process for this subject matter is presented in four stages: minimization and risk assessment; prioritization and signal analysis; signal validation; and signal detection. Interventional clinical trials, observational studies of prescription, and their use in the real world, data mining through large databases, and traditional medical assessment of individual spontaneous reports of adverse events, are some of the methods used.
Certification Requirements: Students must view the entire program and successfully pass an online, multiple-choice final assessment within a 90-day/3-month period (180 day/6-month period for Professional Certification Programs). Certificate of completion is accessible in PDF format immediately after satisfying requirements.
Biopharma Institute's online training programs include immediate access after enrollment. Username, password, and instructions are emailed to the student following enrollment into the program. Course takers can attempt the final assessment any number of times, as needed, to achieve a passing score. Once all training requirements have been satisfied a certification of training has been achieved and can be verified immediately from our website using a unique certification ID code. The certificate of completion is also instantaneously launched and made available to the student in a PDF format upon completion. Professional certification programs additionally include a digital badge to verify training, and can be displayed on social networking sites, such as LinkedIn.
Module overview - This session provides an outline of the course's scope and objectives, and notes on terminology. It also defines safety signal and explains our approach to the signal detection and management process.
Signal detection - The question addressed in this session is: 'Are there data that may indicate a safety signal?'. The various sources of safety signal-relevant data are set out. 'Traditional' signal detection by qualitative review of individual case reports is described, followed by a discussion of quantitative analysis of aggregate data on drug-event associations to detect signals of disproportionate reporting, a process known as 'data mining'.
Signal validation - The question addressed in this session is: 'Is there a safety signal?'. Steps taken to determine our degree of confidence in the existence of a signal are described. The development of a case series is outlined, and qualitative clues to causality are listed. Approaches to estimation of the incidence of the adverse event(s) in the exposed population are described: including crude approximation of reporting rate, and active surveillance through cohort/prescription-event monitoring and observational study in registries.
Signal analysis and prioritization - The question addressed in this session is: 'How important is the signal, and do we know enough about it?'. Factors that increase the priority assigned to a signal are listed. The consequences of assignment of a category of risk are outlined. Further investigation of a signal through controlled research, in the form of pharmacoepidemiological studies or clinical trials, is described, and factors influencing a decision to undertake such an investigation are set out.
Risk assessment and minimization - The question addressed in this session is: 'How does the signal affect benefit/risk balance, and what do we need to do about it?'. Factors affecting re-assessment of the benefit/risk profile of a product in the light of verification of a previously unexpected reaction are set out. Possible risk minimization actions are listed. Requirements for reporting to regulatory authorities are described, and advice is given on communicating safety information to healthcare professionals and consumers.
Assessment - Multiple-choice mastery assessment.
Who will benefit from this module?
All staff working in medical, drug safety, or pharmacovigilance departments of pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies or contract research organisations should have access to this course. It will also be of value to healthcare professionals and regulatory authority personnel.
Drug Safety: Signal Detection and Management in Pharmacovigilance is Included in the Following Professional Certification Program(s):
Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance Professional Certification Program
Course ID: AV01
Price: $695.00 (USD) | Learn more
Good Pharmacoepidemiology Practice Professional Certification Program
Course ID: AV01B
Price: $995.00 (USD) | Learn more
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