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 05-08, 2016
Module 5
February 06-09, 2017
Module 6
June 26-29, 2017

Final Examination
August 22, 2017 and
September 13, 2017



The ECPM Diploma Course aims to train leaders and integrators for medical product development and to provide university, regulatory and industry professionals with a platform and network for the discussion of central issues concerning drug development and new therapies.

The Diploma course offers the theoretical education for the Swiss speciality recognition for pharmaceutical physicians and the pharmaceutical professionals diploma (since 1999) or a postgraduate examination in pharmaceutical medicine according to international quality standards.


The programme follows the IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) PharmaTrain syllabus which is built on the one from IFAPP, International Federation of Associations of Pharmaceutical Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians in London (for details please see

Course Structure

The ECPM Diploma Course comprises six modules spread over a two year period and provides a foundation of integrated knowledge in science-based medical product development and regulation.

The programme ends with a triple examination: multiple choice questionnaire, viva voce and essay writing. The training programme of 24 days and a successful examination result in the 30 ECTS credits and a “Diploma of Advanced Studies in Pharmaceutical Medicine” title.