Spontaneous reporting systems database analyses for supporting the rational use of drugs

A.Y. 2021/2022
Course offered to students on the PhD programme in
Overall hours
Lesson period
March 2022
Lead instructor: Carla Carnovale
The course aims to introduce PhD students to the: i) main issues related to the use of drugs in fragile care settings; ii) variety of real-world sources currently used in the field of pharmacoepidemiology to conduct analyses supporting a rational use of drugs; iii) strengths and limitations of real-world data analyses in order to develop critical thinking skills on the issue. The course will be particularly focused on statistical methods used to perform spontaneous reporting system database analyses. The aim of these applications is to better characterize the safety/effectiveness profile of drugs in the real life, and to improve the management of pharmacological therapies for patients that are more likely to be affected by drug toxicity and therapy failure.
Assessment methods
Giudizio di approvazione
Assessment result
superato/non superato
How to enrol


The course enrolment deadline is usually the 25th day of the month prior to the start date. More specifically:

  • 27 December 2021 for courses starting in January 2022
  • 25 January 2022 for courses starting in February 2022
  • 25 February 2022 for courses starting in March 2022.

Deadlines for enrolment in other courses will be announced as soon as possible.

How to enrol

  1. Access enrolment on PhD courses online service using your University login details
  2. Select the desired programme and click on Registration (Iscrizione) and then on Register (Iscriviti)

Ignore the option "Exam session date” that appears during the enrolment procedure.


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