Clinical Research Associate / Coordinator (CRAT)

Drug Safety-Pharmacovigilance Associate (DSAT)

This program does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, since the tuition is less than $4000 CAD. As such, PTIB did not review this program.

3 Students Enrolled

The course provides a thorough Foundation, Advanced and Project Management related concepts focusing clinical trials, drug development, Study design, Project Management, and Monitoring concepts of Clinical Sciences in reference to roles and responsibilities performed by Clinical Research Associate. The concepts include a protocol development, assessment and reporting of adverse events and explains GCP-ICH guidelines along with other necessary regulatory information. The course emphasizes on understanding of the science and the expectations of initiating, conducting, monitoring, and managing clinical trial related work. This training will develop the technical skills and knowledge pertaining to roles and responsibilities of CRA – In House. Students will get exposure to real time practices pertaining to Case Report forms (CRFs), Trial Master File (TMF), Clinical Trial Protocol, Clinical Trial Budget, and Audit. The course curriculum is designed to give an edge to obtain job opportunity in clinical research field.

Our Programs are delivered in 2 Different ways for convenience of student:
• Self-Paced Individual Program (SIP)
– Skill and Job Oriented Certificate programs, delivered as Self-Paced Online with project solutions.
• Self-Paced Blended Program (SBP)
– Skill and Job Oriented Certificate programs, delivered as Self-Paced Online with project solutions. Support thru Email and Phone for queries. Student participates in 7 days Post Training Assistance program for Resume preperation.

Category: Drug Safety Lessons: 22 Lessons Duration: 06 Weeks / 175 Hours Language: English
Approved By:

Drug Safety- Pharmacovigilance Associate program is Approved by New Jersey Department of Education and Department of Labor and Workforce, United States.

Admission Requirements:

Recommended: A Bachelor or Master’s degree in medicine, Nursing (RN), Pharm D, Public Health, Pharmaceutical and Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Pharmacy, Industrial Chemistry.

Institutional Scholarship / Promotion:

Institutional Scholarship / Promotion is available for selected on tuition. We review your education background, certifications, and prior experiences (if applicable), to evaluate your eligibility. Qualified student will be provided with the promo code for scholarship on Tuition.
Please Email your resume to Human Resources to check on your eligibility. We will contact you. Qtech's objective is to provide you the right career pathway and advancement required to meet your career goals.

Learning Outcomes:

The Benefit Student Gains

  1. Upgrading the Knowledge required.
  2. Better Resume Placement for promising jobs.
  3. Low Investment, high learnings
  4. Learn from Anywhere, Anytime at your pace.
  5. Job and Title Based Tasks as followed and Practiced in industry
  6. Applying Concept into Real-time (Policies, governance and tools)
  7. Work on Role Based Tasks followed and Practiced in industry
  8. Mocks and Narratives for Client Discussions
  9. Readiness to work with limited support

Career Pathways

Our objective is to help students to meet the following career pathways. Typical Drug Safety / Pharmacovigilance Associate (DSA) Job Titles the candidates can apply after this training program are :

Drug Safety Associates Patient Safety Associate
Drug Safety Assistant Associate PV
Case Processor Medical Record Extractor
Drug Safety Associate / AE Coordinator Triage Processor
Drug Safety Reporting Data Entry Specialist

  • Curriculum Overview

    Designed by industry experts for students and young professionals. The training program provides in depth knowledge of roles and responsibilities of Drug Safety / Pharmacovigilance Specialist including theoretical aspect of the field and exposure to variety exercises based on industry requirements.




    1. Introduction to Clinical Research

    2. Drug Development Process

    3. Introduction to Drug Safety /


    4. Role of DSA / PVA (Trials)

    5. Introduction to Adverse Events

    6. ICH-Good Clinical Practice Guidelines

    7. Drug Safety Regulation and Guidelines

    8. Overview of Clinical Trial Protocol

    9. Characteristics of a Case

    10. Sources of Individual Case Reports

    11. Drug Safety Data Extraction and


    12. SOP Development

    13. Communication with Cross

    Functional Team

    14. Understanding 21 CFR Part 11

    and HIPAA

    15. Basic of Coding in Drug Safety

    16. Case Follow up approaches and handling of Cases

    17. Clinical Trial Safety Surveillance

    18. Phase IV Trials and Pharmacovigilance 19. Case Narratives

    20. SAE Reconciliation

    21. Drug Safety Database and Software

    22. Special Scenarios




    CASE 1. Introduction to Adverse Events CASE 2. Role of DSA / PVA

    CASE 3. Characteristics of Case

    CASE 4. Medical Record Extraction

    CASE 5. Basics of Coding

    CASE 6. Triage

    CASE 7. Case Narratives

    CASE 8. SAE Reconciliation

    CASE 9. Drug Safety Database and Software



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  • The program gave me an in-depth understanding of the role of a DSA in Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance department. With the practical examples and lectures from professionals I gained a clear understanding about the practical applications needed for work. Very good course work!

    Maureen D (Texas)

    Ramya I (New Jersey)

  • The best part about DSA training is presentations which clearly mention the important and key points that are helpful for building basics in the subject. I found the exercises helpful in understanding the format on how to fill the forms and analyzing the data which will be useful in real time for me.


    Kinjal C (Virginia)

  • I am a Medical Science graduate. This Certificate training helped me to understand the Job related work process better. The Drug Safety Associate training program offered at qtech is very useful for beginners, I liked it and highly recommend others. Currently I am enrolled into Internship program to meet my career goals.


    Latha T. (New Jersey)