Offers Cutting-Edge Drug Safety Curriculum for Industry Specialists
WEST WINDSOR, N.J.
-- Just as the economy has been rocked to its core, the pharmaceutical
industry has encountered its share of hits with the withdrawal of several
major products from the market due to safety concerns. This spring, Mercer
County Community College is offering a cutting-edge course which will
tackle the critical issues surrounding drug safety. "Introduction
to Pharmacovigilance" begins Wednesday, March 11 at Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
The noncredit course is designed for those who need to know more about
safety surveillance for their current job, such as those who work in clinical
research, regulatory affairs, risk management, quality assurance, labeling,
and a host of other related areas.
Taught by Lourdes M. Frau, M.D., the course will provide an introduction
and solid foundation in the key components of clinical and drug safety
surveillance. Emphasis will be placed on gaining an understanding of the
concepts, common themes underlying effective processes, and the basic
tenets of global regulatory compliance with safety principles. Content
includes various aspects of healthcare, including the development of drugs,
their proper prescription and administration, and the monitoring and surveillance
of populations to assess adverse effects.
Eight class sessions will be offered on Wednesdays, March 11, 18, 25,
April 1, and 15, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and on Saturdays, March 21, April
4, and April 18 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuition and fees of $960 include
To register or for more information about this and other noncredit courses
offered by MCCC's Center for Continuing Studies, call (609) 570-3311 or
Directions to MCCC