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Certificate in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

The center is pleased to announce that a Certificate in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety has been approved by the Bloomberg School of Public Health to begin in the 2014-2015 academic year. The certificate is designed for students at Bloomberg and other Johns Hopkins University divisions, including the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, as well as early and mid-career public health professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety to inform their work in academic, regulatory, or industry settings.

Educational Objectives and Competencies

Upon completion of the core courses required for the Pharmacoepidemiology Certificate, students will have specialized knowledge of the tools and content of pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety.  Participants will have the ability to:

  • Describe the processes of drug development
  • Explain key requirements in biomedical product regulation and their rationale
  • Participate in the design of studies, both observational and experimental, to assess the effectiveness of drugs
  • Employ epidemiological techniques to study the patterns and determinants of drug utilization
  • Apply scientific approaches to examine drug safety, as well as the detection of adverse drug events

For more information about specific courses and to apply, please visit the Bloomberg School of Health's certificate program information page

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