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Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine    Back

Stellenbosch University Course Type: Short courses (CPD) Start Date: To be announced
Duration: Part time - 32 Days


This 2-year, part-time course (starting January each year) is a joint venture between the Division of Pharmacology, Department of Medicine at the Stellenbosch University Faculty of Health Sciences and the Tiervlei Trial Centre. It aims to equip students with a thorough understanding and knowledge of new drug development and the principles of clinical pharmacology; pharmaceutical development and safety pharmacology; the planning and execution of clinical trials; clinical epidemiology, ethics, statistics and data management, as well as pharmacovigilance, pharmaceutical marketing and economics of health care.
The modular format and course structure (i.e. 3 full days every quarter) were specifically adopted to accommodate part-time students and those from out of town. The course is also open to students preparing for the Dip Pharm Med examination of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (UK).
Each module is also offered as a stand-alone short course.
**please note that this course is based in South Africa**

Learning Outcomes

Module I: Introduction to Pharmaceutical Medicine

  • Drug Discovery
  • Principles of Clinical Pharmacology

Module II: Non-clinical Development of Medicines

  • Pharmaceutical Development
  • Non-clinical Safety Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Ethical and Regulatory Issues

Module III: Clinical Development of Medicines

  • Clinical Development of Medicines
  • Biometrics, Epidemiology and Data Management

Module IV: Pharmacovigilance, Marketing, Economics of Health Care

  • Safety of Medicines and Pharmacovigilance
  • Pharmaceutical Marketing; Economics of Health Care

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Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Prof Bernd Rosenkranz
Professor and Head, Division of Pharmacology
Department of Medicine
University accredited:
Last update: 06/11/2014