Certificate in Pharmacometrics


Application for Fall 2022 will open in January 2022.


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).

The Role of Pharmacometrics in the Practice of Pharmacy and Medicine


Clinical Pharmacometrics: How does it matter for a physician?

Presented by: Michael Neely, MD, MSc, FCP

Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Director, Laboratory of Applied Pharmacokinetics and Bioinformatics (www.lapk.org), The Saban Research Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Professor and Clinical Scholar, Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

How Can I Become a Better Pharmacist? Understanding Pharmacometrics in the Dose Selection of Commonly Prescribed Medications

Presented by: Benjamin Duy Tran, PharmD, BCPS, Associate Director, Pharmacometrics, Certara

The Role of Pharmacometrics in Drug Development


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 HSC College of Pharmacy.

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
  • International Students Learn more

Certificate Program Roadmap

The 15 credit hours (5 courses) online program can be completed in one year (fall, spring and summer).Roadmap Art No Year

Meet the Pharmacometrics Faculty

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 HSC College of Pharmacy program are qualified for the pre-requisites needed.

How to Apply

Application requires 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 attended.*
    *Please note the following:
  • $50 application processing fee required

Program Contacts

For questions about the admissions process, contact the Admissions Office at admissions@unthsc.edu

For questions about the program, contact: Dr. Tina Machu, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UNTHSC College of Pharmacy at tina.machu@unthsc.edu.