E-Learning: Personalised Health Care

E-learning tool (online)


This self-study online programme has been developed by the European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine (ECPM)/ Institute of Pharmaceutical Medicine at the University of Basel. This e-learning course intends to provide the participants with an understanding of the key principles and methodological concepts of personalised drug development. The role of individualised treatment strategies is addressed including all relevant clinical, ethical and governmental aspects. The E-learning tool is an academic training, an elective module of the Master Course (MMD) or continuing education course (CPD), e.g. training of opinion leaders, employees etc.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the participants should be able to

  • Understand the biological and clinical concepts of personalised medicine 
  • Be able to understand the benefits and pitfalls of individualized therapies for patients
  • Comprehend the basic elements of predictive and prognostic interventions
  • Understand the role of surrogate endpoints and clinically validated biomarkers in personalized medicine
  • Understand pharmacogenetic and pharmacogenomic implications 
  • Be aware of the strategies of research and development (R&D) processes with personalised drugs
  • Understand the economics challenges of personalised medicine and how policy makers set priorities in individualised health care
  • Be able to determine legal, regulatory and ethical aspects which come across with personalised medicine

Structure and workload

The curriculum consists of 9 different lessons with a duration of approximately 60 to 90 minutes each. In addition individual study is required (in total: approx. 25 hours).Each lesson is aimed to achieve a set of learning outcomes, using interactive techniques to help reinforcing the taught topics. The training course has being developed by using the latest methods in electronic education, providing an interactive environment for self-paced learning.

Language: Englis


 After successful completion of the e-learning course, 1 ECTS will be awarded (Certificate of Attendance from the University of Basel)


 CHF 650.–

CHF 550.- for employees of universities and other non-commercial institutions