Seminar on Targeting the Right Endpoint with the Right Trial Design in the Right Patient”
June 26, 2014, Pharmacenter, University of Basel, Switzerland
Course on „Ethical and Legal Aspects of Clinical Trials”
November 4-6, 2014, Pharmacenter, University of Basel, Switzerland
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ECPM Course Cycle 2015 -2017 Module 1 August 31-September 03, 2015 Module 2 February 01-04, 2016 Module 3 June 27-30, 2016 Module 4 September 05-09, 2016 Module 5 February more...

The European Center of Pharmaceutical Medicine ECPM is the leading university institute for medicines/drug development in Europe.  In the last 22 years more than 1600 experts from pharmaceutical and biotech industries, service industry, clinical researchers and governmental policy-makers in integrated medical product development, regulation and market introduction have successfully completed our postgraduate training courses.

ECPM is a university institute within the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel, Switzerland under the auspices of EUCOR, the European Confederation of the Upper Rhine Universities Basel, Freiburg i.Br. and Strasbourg. ECPM has the coordinating role in the Education and Training project of IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative, a joint undertaking between the EU, EFPIA and Academia) called PharmaTrain (2009-2014). This project has the aim of harmonising the content and the quality of training in pharmaceutical medicine/drug development sciences throughout Europe.
ECPM is accredited by IMI PharmaTrain as “Training Centre of Excellence” since 2012.

The ECPM offers a range of Training Courses in the field of science-based medicines/drug development. Emphasis is placed on requirements for rational and rapid development of a new medicinal product for the global market. The courses provide comprehensive instructions for integrating cutting-edge concepts and best practices in medical product development and regulatory sciences. Systematically, you will understand the medicines development process from discovery through research and development to regulatory approval and commercialization. This will allow to increase your overall business knowledge, to expand your career, gain inspiration and share ideas with other peers.

The postgraduate Training Programmes in Pharmaceutical Medicine are based on curricular units in a modular format. Each module has a face-to-face course plus distance-learning activities, which allows a vocational training.

  • Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (dipl. 30 ECTS credits): To meeting the needs of those interested in obtaining a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Pharmaceutical Medicine. The programme is composed by a set of six mandatory curricular units covering the whole process of the medicines/ drug development process.
  • Master in  Medicines Development (MMD, 60 ECTS):  To meeting the needs of those interested in obtaining a Master Degree in Pharmaceutical Medicine. The programme is composed by the diploma course (30 ECTS) and a set of elective modules (20 ECTS), plus a Master Thesis (10 ECTS). Modules can be achieved at different partner Universities and professional course providers throughout Europe by collecting of ECTS credits.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses: to meet the needs of those who wish to participate in stand-alone training courses. CPD courses are offered as face-to-face sessions or e-learning programmes.

The focus of the ECPM Research Department lays on the health economic characteristics, cost-benefit implications and efficient use of pharmaceuticals and health care interventions. ECPM Research staff provides training and education in quantitative research methodology.