E-learning: Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance

E-learning tool (online)


This e-learning course provides an understanding of the safety-related aspects within the drug development process. This ranges from early preclinical testing, risk/benefit assessment up to clinical adverse event signal detection and monitoring.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this e-learning module, the user will understand

  • The role of drug safety in the successful development and usage of a medicine to the benefit of patients

  • What safety-related questions need to be answered in early and late drug development

  • Tools, techniques, and methodologies used in drug safety evaluation

  • What frequent pitfalls related to drug safety considerations occur and why they can lead to discontinuation of drugs in development, label changes or even withdrawal of drugs from the market after launch

  • How changes in safety assessment could become part of a new drug development paradigm




The course incl. assessment provides 1 ECTS credit


CHF 650.– (incl. VAT)
CHF 550.- (incl. VAT) for employees of universities and nonprofit or