Graduate Certificate

Safety Pharmacology - Graduate Certificate

Safety Pharmacology - Graduate Certificate
Plan Code:
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
College of Veterinary Medicine
Pharmacology and Toxicology CVM

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Osteopathic Medicine

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Pharmacology and Toxicology
Safety Pharmacology - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Safety Pharmacology is an online program designed to train individuals in safety pharmacology, a distinct scientific discipline that incorporates the concepts of pharmacology, physiology, and toxicology. Students will examine the potential undesirable pharmacodynamic effects of substances on physiological functions in the cardiovascular, central nervous, and respiratory systems. The program follows the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH) guidelines for safety pharmacology and is aligned with FDA regulations. By providing advanced science knowledge and training in safety pharmacology guidelines, students will be prepared to face the challenges of risk-benefit assessments required for evaluation of drug safety.


To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Safety Pharmacology, students must:
  1. Have a bachelor’s degree with at least one course in biology and one course in chemistry.
  2. Write a reflective essay about why this certificate program would be well-suited for their future work.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Safety Pharmacology

Students must complete a minimum of 11 credits from the following courses (11 credits):

1. All of the following courses (7 credits):
PHM 819 Principles of Drug-Tissue Interactions 2
PHM 858 Drug Development Process 3
PHM 840 Safety Pharmacology 2
Students must attain grades of at least 3.0 in these core courses and an overall grade-point average of 3.00.
2. At least 4 credits chosen from the following courses (4 credits):
PHM 431 Pharmacology of Drug Addiction 3
PHM 450 Introduction to Chemical Toxicology 3
PHM 813 Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Toxicology 3
PHM 817 Neurotoxicology 2
PHM 829 Neuropharmacology 2
PHM 830 Experimental Design and Data Analysis 3
PHM 831 Endocrine Pharmacology and Toxicology 2
PHM 833 Gastro-Intestinal and Liver Pharmacology and Toxicology 2
PHM 834 Respiratory Pharmacology 2
PHM 835 Biopharmaceuticals: From Development to Manufacturing 3
PHM 841 Cellular and Molecular Toxicology 3
PHM 857 Project Management 2
3. Create an electronic portfolio.