Pharmacovigilance is an inseparable part of ever growing and recession proof CR industry. Only professionally trained employees get to make their mark and reach pinnacles of success in this fast moving sector of the health care industry. Thus IGMPI targets to teach, train and polish aspirants as Clinical Research professionals with clear understanding and complete knowledge of the industry and its working.
The Executive Diploma in Pharmacovigilance aims to benefit the professionals working in the various CR industries as it is structured by experts from the industry themselves and so global coverage and understanding of the industry and its functional areas is promised.
Module 1: Introduction to Pharmacology, Clinical Trials and Pharmacovigilance
Module 2: Adverse Drug Reactions and Safety Reports
Module 3: Methodologies in Pharmacovigilance
Module 4: Management Systems and Drug Dictionaries in Pharmacovigilance (Argus, ArisG, MedWatch, MedRA, WHODD etc.)
Module 5: Seriousness & Expectedness & Causality Assessment Criteria
Module 6: Aggregate Safety Reports
Module 7: Pharmacovigilance Regulations in Various Countries
Module 8: Pharmacovigilance Programme in India (PVPI)
Module 9: Signal Detection and Data Mining
Module 10: Pharmacovigilance of Herbal Drugs & Medical Devices
Module 11: Pharmacovigilance Compliance and Inspections
Module 12: Hands-on training on Argus, ArisGlobal, ABcube etc software platforms.
Module 13: Case Study
After pursuing this course, a candidate will have a thorough and comprehensive insight about different types of Intellectual Property (IP) and its related statutes, Indian Copyright Law 1957 with its amendments, The Designs Act 2000, Trademarks Act 1999, Role of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), WTO- TRIPS and new international treaties for dispute settlement, Patentable subject matter, Patentability Criteria, Procedure for Filing Patent Applications, Revocation, patent infringement issues with special focus on US, European and Indian IP laws and regulations. The Indian Patent Act (1970) and the present Patent Amendment Act (2005) will be discussed with examples of patents and technology transfer and progressive harmonization with international standards.
The case study based approach in Executive Diploma programme via distance cum e learning mode is designed for working professionals in full-time employment who wish to complete the course in shorter time duration. This course is beneficial for professionals from different streams to help them intensify their knowledge. This is a fast track and advanced course having rigorous case studies based methodology throughout the duration.
Candidates with Graduate/Post Graduate Degree/Diploma in Pharmacy, Healthcare, Medicine, Dentistry, Biology, Zoology, Chemistry, Microbiology or even Biochemistry are eligible to apply for this course.
Minimum time in which a student can complete this diploma course is 6 months while a maximum of 12 months is allowed to complete the course.
The registration dates for this bi-annual programme run by the institute are updated timely on the webpage. The Training sessions and webinars are scheduled preferably on weekends depending on the availability of visiting faculty.. Effective E-learning tools incorporated into the design of the webpage make the course lectures, videos and study material easily accessible. This gives huge window of self-regulated and self-paced performance to the participants.
A one-time fees (lump sum paid at beginning of the course) of Rs 23,000 /- (800 USD for oversees students) is mandatory. This covers for the course registration fees, tuition fees, course material fees ect. Apart from this, an examination fee of Rs 450/- (USD 20) per module needs to be paid later as per the examination notification of the Institute.
IGMPI follows a credit system based on all all learning activities involved in studying for all PG Diploma, Executive Diploma and Certificate Programmes. Each of your modules is equal to 4 credits. To successfully complete the programme, you will have to earn all the credits assigned to your programme.
All the participants are obliged to timely submit completed assessment assignments (during the course, usually after every module) and appear for an online exam at the end of the course. After successful completion, the participants will receive a certificate of Executive Diploma in Pharmacovigilance by the Institute. For all the above mentioned modules elaborate course material, self-assessment assignments and project work details would be provided by the Institute from time to time. Details get updated on the webpage as well.
The Institute has partnered with many organizations for providing with placement assistance to in its participants. Besides, it has a robust placement cell comprised of senior level Human Resources professionals and Talent Acquisition experts which maintains close links with business and industry. This cell is continuously engaged in promoting the employability of our participants and encouraging the concerned Human Resources department and Hiring Managers to recruit/hire our participants for their vacant positions. The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing & interview skills.
The efforts of our placement cell also include helping with professional resume writing, interview skills & conducting mock interviews etc.
In recent months the Institute has witnessed more and more participation from professionals working with global pharmaceutical, healthcare and food giants like Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Aurobindo Pharma, Glenmark Generics, Cipla, Wockhardt, Pfizer, Abbott, Medtronic, Foster Corporation, Ipca Laboratories, Calyx, Mother Dairy, Bliss GVS Pharma, Al Rawabi, Almarai, Green Pastures, Accenture, Wipro, Fortis Clinical Research, Quintiles, SeQuent, PepsiCo India, Mankind, Beryl Drugs, CFTRI, Ciron, Sun Pharmaceutical, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Biocon, Apollo Hospitals, etc.
IGMPI offers professional and industry oriented training in Pharmacovigilance thus opening doors for entry into the industry. Executive diploma in PV adds advantage for those already in the industry as a tag of professional training and those new to the industry feel comfortable with backing of apt and up-to-date information and training required to have sustained growth in the industry.
Executive Diploma in Pharmacovigilance is a comprehensive course offering candidate with knowledge and practically important information about the industry type, working modalities, methodology used, techniques of quality control, drug development precisely but whole emphasis remains on Pharmacovigilance. This includes in depth study of varied types of adverse effects, serious adverse effect, adverse effect reporting regulation, documentation methods etc. With the completion of this course the candidate gets to select from varied work areas of the industry/sector of his/her interest.
Knowing all theoretical and practical facts about post marketing surveillance, candidate feels comfortable and confident when working in the industry. Obviously experience has no match and thus efforts are made to bring in experienced professionals to present projects, take lectures and thus add to the benefits reaped from the course. Same is true for the professionals who are already a part of the CR industry but are keen on making lateral movement in their company by shifting to other Pharmacovigilance Department.
Mr Vinod Arora, Principal Advisor, IGMPI
Placement testimonials: Our alumni are working with Fortune 500 and global Pharmaceutical, Food and healthcare giants like