Course in Basic Pharmacoepidemiology 2021

We are happy to offer a free (for members) one-day online course on “Basic Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology”, on May 20th 2021 taught by professor Anton Pottegård, University of Southern Denmark. The course is aimed those new to the world of pharmacoepidemiology, such as pre-graduate research year students, newly initiated research assistants or PhD students, as well as those working within the field of drug safety but not directly with pharmacoepidemiology, e.g., data managers or people working with pharmacovigilance. The course focuses on study design, measures of association and sources of errors (See programme below). Please share this offer to anyone in your group that might benefit. To register, please send an email to, no later than May 1st.


09.00-09.05Welcome, presentation, and housekeeping
09.05-10.00Introduction to study designs, bias and measures
10.15-10.45The cohort study design
10.45-11.15The case-control study design
11.15-11.30Summaries and questions
11.30-12.00Break and mail-checking
12.30-13.00Considerations re. exposure ascertainment in PE studies
13.00-13.30Considerations re. outcome ascertainment in PE studies
15.00-15.30Recap and suggested reading
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