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Executive Program in PHARMACOVIGILANCE
arrow Executive Program in PHARMACOVIGILANCE
arrow Course Begins in July 2014. Registrations are Open!!


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Pharmacovigilance is an integral part of clinical research. With a surge in clinical trials, the importance and relevance of Pharmacovigilance in research cannot be undermined. It refers to the detection, assessment, monitoring and prevention of adverse drug reaction and is needed to ensure safety of human beings. With growing public concern over drug safety, Pharmacovigilance has never been more important. Pharmacovigilance is concerned with the development of science and regulation in the area of drug safety. This course is designed to impart the knowledge of regulatory requirements of drug safety monitoring for various countries, train the students on management of Pharmacovigilance projects in an organization, drug safety data development during pre-clinical and clinical phases of drug development and during post approval period. This course at AHERF covers entire array of topics that are related to Pharmacovigilance: Clinical research and ethics, basics of adverse drug reactions, principles of Pharmacovigilance and the regulatory perspectives. In addition, this course comprises of both theory and practical sessions having exercises and clinical case assignments.

Objective of the program

  • This Executive course in Pharmacovigilance is a short term program which helps in skill development and designed to cover all aspects of Pharmacovigilance and drug safety management.
  • It sensitizes the students with knowledge on Pharmacovigilance practices worldwide and on the Indian scenario with current & recent changes in detail.
  • The prime objective is to provide theoretical and practical exposure both in terms of high Industrial, hospital Pharmacovigilance practices &training thereby enhancing the employment prospects of the participants.
  • This course is suitable for an orientation for new hires in the drug safety or Pharmacovigilance offices. The course provides a high-level methodology to manage the entire process of developing requirements, evaluating the software and the vendors, making the selection, then initiating the implementation.
  • To provide a firm ground in key aspects of Pharmacovigilance.
  • Train students about the importance of ADR reporting.
  • To be able to develop strategies to handle reporting requirements.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge to collect and report adverse events.

Advantages of AHERF

  • Standardized course content prepared in conjunction with industry
  • Highest Faculty : Student Ratio (30 students per batch )
  • Optimal Faculty mix from Academia, Industry and Institutions
  • Lectures from Industry experts
  • Stringent selection criteria and panel interview
  • Placement assistance provided
  • WEEKEND CLASSES (to accommodate final year students and working professionals as well)

Career Prospects

Professionals trained in Pharmacovigilance can be employed with pharmaceutical companies, CROs & Pharmacovigilance units in hospitals. A career in Pharmacovigilance starts with positions as a Drug Safety Associate, Drug Safety Physician, Aggregate Report Scientist, Pharmacovigilance Officer, Pharmacovigilance Scientist, and Pharmacovigilance Quality Analyst etc.


Program highlights

  • Centers: Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Ahmedabad
  • Course runs on a weekly basis for 8 weekends
  • The course comprises of both theory and practical sessions having exercises and clinical case assignments


Career Module

  • General Overview clinical research &PV .
  • PV Definitions.
  • Schedule y.
  • Regulatory guidelines & laws in PV.
  • Causality assessment & Signals .
  • Expedited Reporting.
  • ADR reporting forms Diag. & Mang. of Adverse drug Reactions.
  • Introduction to PV software.

Admission Procedure


Eligibility: Graduate (or pursuing) in Pharmacy/ Medicine/ Nursing / Dentistry with a minimum 60% of marks are eligible.



The selection is based on the performance in an interview conducted by the panel of experts. The decision of the panel will be considered final and the selected candidate will be intimated either by email or written communication. Intake is limited to 30 students per batch.


Course Fee Details

Registration Fees : Rs. 500 payable at the time of submitting the application forms
Admission and Tuition Fee : Rs. 35,000 (incl taxes) All the payments will be accepted in form of Demand Draft at our office. Fees once paid are not refundable.

Fees once paid are not refundable.

(For further enquiries contact the following between 9:30 am and 5:30 pm)


Chennai Center
Mr. Sathyanarayana K

CR Course Coordinator, AHERF Chennai
Krishnadeep Chambers-Apollo Annexe, No. 1 Wallace Gardens, Chennai - 600 006, INDIA
Tamil Nadu, India
+91 44- 283 31785, +91 98417 44635

Email :


Hyderabad Center
Ms. Chandana Pal
CR Course Coordinator, AHERF Hyderabad
AIMSR Building, AHERF, Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad - 500 096
Andra Pradesh, India
+91 40-651 69361, +91 87908 22033



New Delhi Center
Ms. Sunita Kumari
CR Course Coordinator, AHERF New Delhi
Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation Nurses Hostel Annexe, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, Delhi-Mathura Road
New Delhi -110076, INDIA
+91 11-26825612, +91 95600 54650
Email :


Ahmedabad Center
Mr. Alex Peter
CR Course Coordinator, AHERF Ahmedabad
Plot No. 1A Bhat. GIDC Estate,
Gandhinagar 382 428 Gujarat, INDIA
+91 7698815042, +91 7923969471
Email :

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