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Professional Diploma in Pharmacovigilance &
Pharmacoepidemiology

Pharmacovigilance Training in Singapore | Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance Courses in Singapore

Pharmacovigilance Training in Singapore | Drug Safety & Pharmacovigilance Courses in Singapore


Pharmacovigilance can be defined as a scientific field that deals with identifying, validating, quantifying, evaluating and minimizing the ill effects of medical drugs, devices and biologicals aiming to increase their safety, thus protecting the health of the individuals who use these products.

The different clinical research regulatory agencies around the globe, including the US FDA, Singapore Health Sciences Authority (HSA), Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) and European Medicines Agency (EMA), are improving on the strength of the safety laws for adoption of a systematic pharmacovigilance framework. The huge amount of adverse event data, which is gathered through clinical trials and via spontaneous reporting by health practitioners for marketed products from around the world has made it compulsive to have efficient processes in place to be able to effectively make use of this data. This has resulted in outsourcing of pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology services to contract research organizations and companies specializing in providing pharmacovigilance services. This has led to the creation of number of pharmacovigilance / drug safety related job openings in countries such as Singapore and India.


The Professional Diploma in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology provides a solid foundation of the principles and operations of pharmacovigilance. The curriculum of the program has been reviewed by industry professionals, and is ideal for people who wish to explore career opportunities in this sector.



program curriculum

Towards the end of the program mock exercises and role plays may be conducted for relevant topics that guide students about handling on-job situations commonly faced by pharmacovigilance professionals.

Program duration


Self Paced 4 - 6 months (Maximum duration 18 months)

All individuals participating in the program Professional Diploma in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology (PDPP) are required to invest about 15 hours every week in their online studies


Program Assessment


Participants are assessed via an ongoing evaluation approach by the faculty. There is no single final completion exam. Participants are assessed based on the following:

Completion of online Multiple Choice Question tests for every lesson studied and ongoing submission of project work for each module.



The minimum eligibility criteria for the Professional Diploma in Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology would include either of the following:

  • Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc

  • Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, DDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS,, BUMS etc

  • Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics

  • Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.

  • Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses may also apply.


  • If you do not possess the qualifications mentioned above you may still be eligible to apply based on any prior relevant work experience and upon recommendation of your line manager. Please contact our admission team / counsellor for more information.


Program Fee


JLI has been globally acknowledged for its determination to provide economical yet high quality training programs to aspirants. You may use our Online Program Fee Calculator below to determine the tuition fee applicable to you for the current academic year.



Should your country not be available in the calculator or should you not be able to figure out the tuition fee that applies to you for this online training program please send an email enquiry to admissions@jli.sg or contact the online chat support available on this website.

To know more regarding the application procedure please click here.


Program Support


Each participant enrolled in PDPP is in close contact with a mentor throughout the program. The mentor is an industry expert working in a senior leadership position. The mentor can be approached at any time via email or phone. Participants can also communicate with peers and faculty via their study accounts to discuss any topic or question.

Upon completion of the program students are provided placement guidance and support for career development via the “Student Success Team (SST)”. To know more about the SST, please click here.




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