Global Pharmacovigilance/Benefit Risk Management Certificate

Learn how to to provide safety oversight throughout the lifecycle of healthcare products with the pre-master’s Global Pharmacovigilance/Benefit Risk Management Certificate in Temple’s School of Pharmacy. This certificate is beneficial for both experienced professionals within the industry as well as novices seeking to enter the field or relevant careers.

While a company’s goal is to move products through all phases of development in a cost-efficient and timely manner, the obligation to protect public safety remains paramount. Pharmacovigilance focuses on the detection, assessment and prevention of adverse effects associated with the use of healthcare products, including biologics, consumer goods, drugs, devices, human cell and tissue products, in vitro diagnostics, and vaccines.

In this five-course program, you will study the ongoing process of benefit-risk assessment and safety profile review in a domestic and global context. Through this exploration of pharmacovigilance, you will learn the application and interrelationship of key analytical, demographic, regulatory and scientific concepts.

Classes & Curriculum

In this program, you will complete five courses that include

  • Clinical Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance or Post-Marketing Safety Surveillance,
  • Good Pharmacovigilance Operations,
  • Pharmacoepidemiology,
  • Risk Management and Safety Signaling of Healthcare Products, and
  • The Regulatory and Legal Basis of Pharmacovigilance.

Learn more about the Global Pharmacovigilance: Benefit-Risk Management Certificate courses.

Related Graduate Degrees

Related Graduate Certificates

Delivery Method

The Master of Science in Global Clinical and Pharmacovigilance, Master of Science Non-Thesis in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, and most certificates can be completed in-person at Temple’s Fort Washington location or online. The Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance graduate program offers more than 60 elective courses online.

Online courses in the RAQA program are offered in real time. You’ll participate in classes each week at a specific time, watching live lectures given by your instructor through interactive platforms. This format enables you to interact with other professionals across the country and world.

Career Opportunities 

Alumni and current students of the Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance graduate program can join the job postings listserv to gain access to current career opportunities.

Career Night
Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance hosts an annual career night for students to meet with representatives from at least a dozen actively hiring companies. The evening features presentations on topics for breaking into the industry and gaining employment, such as interviewing tips and resume writing.

Students are also encouraged to speak with Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance faculty about their professional goals and ambitions.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Graduate Certificate offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2018–2019 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,072.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,358.00 per credit

Learn more about our tuition and fees.


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