Certificate in Pharmacometrics

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Apply for Fall 2024: January 15 – July 1, 2024

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 the 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).

Graduates share their experience in the program and success in attaining fellowships, industry exposure and career growth.

Valerie Acuna, PharmD, USC- Abbvie Fellow
Jeanne Dulie Kom Nzia, PharmD, UNC-Nuventra Fellow
Aligoke Sule, PharmD, UNC-Genentech Fellow
Chih-Hsuan Hsin, PhD, Idorsia Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland
Asama Tanaudommongkon, PharmD, Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA
Xiuqing Gao, PhD, Pharmacometrician, Alnylam
Ziqi Yue, PharmD, Junior Scientist, Pumas AI

Recorded Pharmacometrics Symposiums

  • The Role of Pharmacometrics in the Practice of Pharmacy and Medicine
  • The Role of Pharmacometrics in Drug Development
  • Applied Meta-analysis in Drug Development
  • Clinical Trial Design Evaluation and Optimization in NONMEM

Career Opportunities in Pharmacometrics

  • Clinical pharmacologist
  • Pharmacometrician
  • Regulatory agencies, clinical practice, and the 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

Certificate in Pharmacometrics 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. Request that recommender submits LOR directly to UNTHSC Admissions. Send by email to admissions@unthsc.edu from the recommender’s personal/work email account or mail a hard copy with a signature across the envelope seal to be an official letter.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended. Official transcripts may be required for an admission decision and will be required for matriculants.
  • International Applicants will be required to submit an official TOEFL Language Exam Score; use code 6909 to have your scores sent to HSC.
  • $50 application processing fee required

NOTE: If you are a current HSC PharmD student who wants to add the Certificate in Pharmacometrics to your program of study, the process is different; please contact Dr. Tina Machu at Tina.Machu@unthsc.edu.

Program Contacts

For questions about the admissions process, contact the Admissions Office at admissions@unthsc.edu.  (Current HSC PharmD students should contact Dr. Tina Machu at Tina.Machu@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.