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Medical Product Safety and Pharmacovigilance - Certificate

Short Term

The Medical Product Safety and Pharmacovigilance curriculum prepares individuals to work with pharmaceutical, biologic, and medical device companies to monitor, track, and report product safety data during ongoing clinical trials, as well as after a product has been approved and marketed.

Course work includes in-depth study of federal regulations, components of a safety monitoring program, and procedures for reporting safety data. Supervised fieldwork focuses on reviewing adverse reports, writing safety case narratives, and creating safety reports in accordance with U.S. and international regulations.

Graduates of this program may be eligible to sit for national certification examinations. Employment opportunities may include medical centers,hospitals, pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology companies, and contract research organizations.

Students are eligible to enroll in the certificate program if they have completed a baccalaureate or graduate degree in biological science, chemistry, or an allied health area, or have completed one year of employment in the clinical research field within the last five years.

How to Apply

Program applications are accepted February 1 - July 1.

Before you Apply

View the Admissions Checklist. Attend an information session (recommended). The are listed in the Upcoming Events section below.

Apply to the College

New students who are not currently enrolled at Durham Tech should apply to the College using the Health and Wellness Enrollment Steps.

Apply to the Program

Prerequisites must be completed before applying to the program. Review the Admissions Checklist. Apply to the Medical Product Safety and Pharmacovigilance program during the application period using the online Health and Wellness Admissions Application.

Estimated Tuition & Fees




Credit Hours


First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
MSP-110 Introduction to Medical Product Safety 3

Suggested Paths

Long Term

(More than 12 months)

University Transfer