program overview

medical product safety and pharmacovigilance

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* this program is financial aid eligible.
* most courses can be completed online.
the medical product safety and pharmacovigilance curriculum prepares individuals to work with pharmaceutical, biologic, and medical device companies to monitor, track, and report product safety data during ongoing clinical trials, as well as after a product has been approved and marketed.

course work includes in-depth study of federal regulations, components of a safety monitoring program, and procedures for reporting safety data. supervised fieldwork focuses on reviewing adverse reports, writing safety case narratives, and creating safety reports in accordance with u.s. and international regulations.

graduates of this program may be eligible to sit for national certification examinations. employment opportunities may include medical centers,hospitals, pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology companies, and contract research organizations.

this program is based upon work supported in part by the north carolina biotechnology center.

how to apply: program applications are accepted until july 10. view the admissions checklist. use the button below to apply to durham tech following the health technologies enrollment steps, then complete the medical product safety and pharmacovigilance program application.

if you have questions about admissions requirements after reviewing the information, you may contact johanna brown.

fall application deadline is jul 11

Estimated Tuition & Fees


degree type

associate in applied science (aas)


main campus, online

credit hours


program stats

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average salary

outline of person

average class size


estimated completion time

20-21 months

current and upcoming course offerings

course number title credit hours
aca-122 college transfer success 1
bio-168 anatomy and physiology i 4
bio-169 anatomy and physiology ii 4
bio-271 pathophysiology 3
cis-110 introduction to computers 3
ctr-112 clinical research terminology 3
dba-110 database concepts 3
eng-111 writing and inquiry 3
eng-112 writing and research in the disciplines 3
mat-152 statistical methods i 4
msp-115 medical product safety regulations 3
msp-120 safety reporting 3
msp-130 safety systems and processes 4
phi-240 introduction to ethics 3
phm-120 pharmacology i 3
phm-125 pharmacology ii 3