Certificate in Pharmacometrics

Pharmacometrics

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Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2021

Deadline: August 2, 2021

Complete the online application at the link below, including the following:

  • One-page personal statement of interest in the program (maximum 400 words)
  • One letter of recommendation from an employer or a professor
  • Submit transcript(s) electronically to pharmd@unthsc.edu

Contact admissions: pharmd@unthsc.edu or
call  817-369-5752

Program Overview

The goal of the Certificate in Pharmacometrics is to provide a skill-building program in quantitative tools that are used in drug development, regulatory decision making and precision dosing.

  • Obtain a Certificate in Pharmacometrics in 12 months online to enhance your skills and career.
  • Train in quantitative tools that are used in drug development, regulatory decision making and precision dosing.
  • Learn from expert faculty from pharmaceutical industry, academia and regulatory backgrounds.

Pharmacometrics is defined as that branch of science concerned with mathematical models of biology, pharmacology, disease, and physiology used to describe and quantify interactions between xenobiotics and patients, including beneficial effects and side effects resultant from such interfaces (Barrett, Fossler et al. 2008).

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Pharmacometrics Symposium – Recorded

Discover the role of pharmacometrics in drug development in this recorded Pharmacometrics Symposium, and learn more about the Certificate in Pharmacometrics.

Featured presenters include Dr. Michael J. Fossler, VP of Clinical Development and Quantitative Sciences for Trevena, Inc., Dr. Mark Sale, VP of Pharmacometrics for Nuventra, and Dr. Ayyappa Chaturvedula, Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy in the System College of Pharmacy.

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Career Opportunities in Pharmacometrics

  • Clinical pharmacologist
  • Pharmacometrician
  • Regulatory agencies, clinical practice and pharmaceutical industry

What skills will I gain upon completion?

  • Proficiency in pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic data analysis
  • Understand the principles of clinical pharmacology in drug development
  • Foundational statistical knowledge required for pharmacometrics
  • Proficiency in using various software programs used in pharmacometrics
  • Precision dosing tools and applications

Who should apply?

  • Health science professionals and students (e. g. PharmD, MS, PhD, MD, DO, MPH, PA) with pharmacology/pharmacokinetics background

Certificate Program Roadmap

The 15 credit hours (5 courses) online program can be completed in one year (fall, spring and summer).

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Academic Requirements

  • Proficiency in English
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological sciences, PharmD, DO, MD, PhD, or other health sciences graduate program
  • Calculus (3 semester credit hours)
  • Statistics (3 semester credit hours)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology or equivalent (3 semester credit hours)
  • Any pharmacokinetics course, at least 2 semester credit hours or demonstrated working experience, i.e. Authorship of peer-reviewed publications

Note: Current PharmD students in the UNT System College of Pharmacy program are qualified for the pre-requisites needed.

What is the cost?

Cost of the total program is $9,194. (Fall $3,767.50; Spring $3,767.50; Summer $1,659.00)

How do I apply?

Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2021 Semester

Complete the online application at the link below, including the following:

  • One-page personal statement of interest in the program (maximum 400 words)
  • One letter of recommendation from an employer or a professor
  • Submit official transcript(s) from all institutions electronically to pharmd@unthsc.edu
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Contact us

For questions about the admissions process, contact the Admissions Office at pharmd@unthsc.edu or call  817-369-5752.

For questions about the program, contact: Dr. Ayyappa Chaturvedula, Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy, System College of Pharmacy at Ayyappa.chaturvedula@unthsc.edu.

This page was last modified on October 9, 2020