EUPATI Publishes Draft Syllabus for Patient Education Initiative

Annamarie Dillon | August 13, 2013

As a proud supporter of the EUPATI initiative, we are delighted to share that EUPATI recently reached a milestone in the development of its high-level patient advocate certificate training course by publishing the first version of the course syllabus. The syllabus sets out the topics of the EUPATI certificate training program, a 12-18 month course featuring face-to-face and online learning. The course's six modules will cover all aspects of medicines development, including clinical trials, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance, and health technology assessment.

The syllabus benefited from extensive input from diverse stakeholder groups, including patients, academia, ethicists, clinical development experts and teachers. The courses are expected to start in 2014 and are designed for 100 patient experts.

In addition to the certificate course, EUPATI will be developing an educational toolbox that patient advocates can download and use to learn about medicines development, as well as an Internet library that will provide patients and the lay public with easy-to-understand information on drug development. Visit their website to learn more about EUPATI and the training course.

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