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Pharmacoepidemiology Certificate

Increased use and complexity of pharmaceuticals has caused increased concerns about medication safety and effectiveness. Understanding the intricacies of how medication affects populations has never been more difficult, or important. It is an integral part of everything from individual treatment decisions all the way up to public health policy. And it is the cornerstone of the UIC Pharmacoepidemiology Online Certificate program.


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The program is a coordinated effort between the School of Public Health’s Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy. Both are top-rated programs, each of which boasts faculty who are national and international leaders in their field. These experts will be leading the virtual discussions of this 100% online course.

Upon completion you will be able to:

  • understand and critically evaluate the design and application of surveillance and population-based approaches to gauge the benefits and harms of drugs and biological preparations released for widespread use;
  • apply epidemiologic techniques to study patterns and determinants of drug use;
  • describe and understand key regulatory requirements in biomedical product regulation related to safety; and
  • work within the drug development process and life-cycle to implement efforts to measure and ensure medication safety.

Your future in Pharmacoepidemiology begins today!

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