CLINICAL RESEARCH AND PHARMACOVIGILANCE

Admin November 5, 2018

Clinical research is a branch of medical science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens for humans. Clinical research rapidly growing industry globally with growth rate of over 40% per annum.

Clinical research includes clinical trials, which are clinical studies that assess the efficiency and safety of medical devices or drugs. These clinical studies are conducted according to a formal clinical research protocol, which describes what kind of subjects can contribute, when and how much treatment is given, what is being calculated, and the overall duration of the clinical study.

According to WHO, Pharmacovigilance is the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention of adverse effects or any other possible drug-related problem. It is also known as drug safety.

Importance of clinical research

  • New techniques for screening and diagnosing a disease.
  • New drugs to market.
  • New methods for surgery.
  • New approach for radiation therapy.
  • New combination of standard treatments.
  • New techniques, such as Gene therapy.

Importance of pharmacovigilance

  • Early detection of unknown safety problems regarding medications
  • Detection of increase in frequency of frequency of medications
  • Identification of risk factors
  • Preventing patients from being affected unnecssarily

Current statistics

Clinical Research Industry: Research globally is US$240 billion industry. Clinical Trials constitute over US$45 billion. Indian industry is currently is about US$1 billion, growing at 20% per annum. It employs over 15,000+ professionals in India, and every year over 5,000 new professionals are required.

Pharmacovigilance: Pharmacovigilance employs over 7,500 professionals at this stage. Every year industry needs over 5,000 new professionals. All major pharmaceutical companies are outsourcing pharmacovigilance operations from India. By year 2020, size of the global Pharmacovigilance industry would be over US$15 billion, out of which India’s share would be close to 25%.

Job Opportunities

  • Clinical monitors
  • Clinical research coordinators
  • Drug safety and pharmacovigilance personnel
  • Investigators
  • Project personnel
  • Medical monitors
  • Regulatory affairs personnel
  • Medical writer
  • Quality Control / Assurance Personnel
  • Data management personnel
  • Bio-statisticians
  • Research scientists
  • Lab personnel
  • Management and administrative personnel

HCI in collaboration with Cliniminds delivers classes on clinical research and pharmacovigilance, which make the individuals to have a great profession and fulfil their dreams. The main courses delivered by HCI and Cliniminds are:

  • Advanced Post Graduation Diploma in Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance
  • Advanced Post Graduation Diploma in Pharmacovigilance
  • Advanced Post Graduation Diploma in Clinical research, Clinical Data Management and SAS
  • Advanced Post Graduation Diploma in Clinical Research and Clinical Data Management

For more details about our course please visit the website https://www.hci.net.in/cliniminds-courses

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