Discover pharmacology and its principles as they apply to clinical trials. Develop an understanding of the clinical application of the major concepts in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Learn to appropriately read and appraise common safety and efficacy outcomes from a randomized clinical trial, while understanding its limitations. Develop an understanding of the mechanisms of drug interactions and adverse drug reactions.


  • Basic critical appraisal skills
  • Pharmacoeconomic studies
  • Biologic development
  • New drug development

Individual Course Registration

This course is part of the Diploma program and can also be taken as an individual course for non-credit/professional development.  How many courses can you take before you have to apply to the program? 

Diploma Program Progression

Successful completion of first term courses (Minimum 70% average with no single final grade below 65%) is required for progression to second term courses. Successful completion of first and second term courses is required for progression to practicum. 

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Jan 06, 2020 to Apr 03, 2020
Total Hours
  • Santosh Deshpande
  • Sonja Sawh

What to Expect

This is an interactive course; you will engage online with your class and instructor through our online learning management system. Plan to log into your course regularly throughout the week.

You can expect approximately six hours of work per week for discussions, readings, assignments, exams/quizzes and other course requirements.

Completion Requirements

This is a graded course. Evaluation will be based on any combination of participation, exams/quizzes and assignments.


Pharmacology for Clinical Trials, Custom Course Book #M11707 available at the Western Book Store.