Graduate Certificate in Patient and Product Safety

USC School of Pharmacy

The Certificate in Patient and Product Safety prepares risk managers and pharmacovigilence experts for professional careers where medical products and facilities have high risks that need to be anticipated and controlled.

It educates students in the emerging field of safety and risk management to produce graduates with an expertise in the evaluation and mitigation of medical errors and health-care product problems. Participants in this highly focused program will take an introductory course in the basic principles of risk management, a second course in the use of risk management tools, and two additional courses in patient and product safety respectively.

This accredited offering is designed to develop specialists for the high-demand field of medical product development. The program is structured especially for working professionals who wish to take one or two courses per term in convenient weekend or distance formats.

Students and alums of the Certificate program have access to all of the department’s career tools including professional development workshops, recruitment and career events. Our students and alums are in high demand by employers, and we distribute job postings from these recruiters regularly.

Students are expected to enroll each semester until the program is completed. Courses can be taken on site, by distance or as a blended combination. Students will confirm their specific coursework plan in consultation with their graduate advisors before beginning the program.

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