Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Management Certificate(Pre-Master's) (RAQA)

Student Testimonial

"I was interested in pursuing the Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment to expand my 30-year pharmaceutical career from the early-mid stage drug development process into the actual drug product safety assessment realm. that follows the early drug development life-cycle... I would like to use this Certificate to transition my scientific career into a more virtual position that is not tied to a specific physical location. I was able to complete the Certificate in two years while fully employeed in pharmaceutical R&D."

The industry must provide oversight of a product’s safety throughout its lifecycle. This includes continually reviewing safety profiles and managing and assessing benefit and risk that arise during and after development. This certificate provides a foundation in pharmacovigilance principles to both experienced professionals and those seeking entry into this career field.

The five-course Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment provides a solid scientific and regulatory foundation in the key disciplines necessary for a successful career in the field. 

The required courses include:

  • Post-Marketing Safety Surveillance (5571) or Clinical Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance (5538)
  • Good Pharmacovigilance Operations (5508)
  • Pharmacoepidemiology (5573)
  • The Regulatory and Legal Basis of Pharmacovigilance (5579)
  • Risk Management and Safety Signaling of Healthcare Products (5578).

The GRE is not required for the Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment. 

Students may complete the five courses before formally applying for the certificate.

Transfer credits are not accepted towards Temple’s certificate programs. 

Brochure on the Certificate in Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Assessment

How to Obtain the Certificate when you've completed the courses:

Submit the following items to the RAQA Office (hard copy only):

1. Application

2. Photocopies of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

3. A transcript from Temple's Banner system of courses taken in the RAQA program.

4. Notice of Completion

All materials must be received by the stipulated deadlines (January 15 for February issuance; May 15 for June issuance; and August 20 for September issuance). Sorry, but if you miss the deadline, you will have to wait until the next time certificates are issued. Certificates will be mailed to your home in late February, late June, or late September.

Note: Students may obtain only one certificate before completing the MS program, except for Food RA and QA.