ECPM Course Registration 2021–2023 - CAS

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Admission Criteria

In order to enroll in the ECPM Course, applicants must have a higher university degree, such as a Master’s, MD, PharmD or PhD. The ECPM course is a postgraduate education program designed for pharmaceutical industry, regulatory and university professionals to improve their skills. Applicants should have a primary interest in medical product discovery, development, regulation and health care system. The program is particularly aimed at professionals who are involved in the drug development process and have already at least one to two years working experience. Applications sur dossier are possible on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee for the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS)

The tuition fee for the entire course amounts to CHF 14’750. A reduced fee of CHF 13’750 applies to continuing training centers “Weiterbildungsstätten” of SGPM (Swiss Society of Pharmaceutical Medicine) and SwAPP (Swiss Association of Pharmaceutical Professionals) and for companies who register more than 10 participants. The special fee for non-profit organizations is CHF 9’000.
The tuition fee includes

  • Online course material
  • Lunches and coffee breaks and a welcome aperitif per module
  • Access to the online media library
  • Fee for the multiple choice questions (MCQ) exam (Certificate of Advanced Studies)

Not included are the printed course materials, which are provided for CHF 500 and can be booked optionally.

Application Dossier 

Applications together with a one-page curriculum vitae and a copy of the university diploma (or a certified English or German translation) should be submitted. Applications are reviewed by the course directorate and will be confirmed on an ongoing basis. Please refer to the deadline for the course you enroll in. As enrollment is limited, prospective participants are encouraged to apply well in advance.  


Module 1 - September 6 – September 9, 2021
Module 2 - February 7 – February 10, 2022
Module 3 - June 20 – June 23, 2022
Module 4 - September 5 – September 8, 2022
Module 5 - February 6 – February 9, 2023
Module 6 - June 19 – June 22, 2023


The course will take place on the campus of the University of Basel.

Travel and accommodation

Participants should book their own travel arrangements and hotel rooms.

Course Regulations

Course Regulations

Deadline for Registration

The next ECPM course cycle will start in September 2021 and will end in June 2023. Deadline for registration is June 30, 2021.

Registration as student of the University of Basel

Participants applying for the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) will not be registered as students at the University of Basel.

Cancellation policy 

In case of cancellation by August 31, 2021, the tuition fee less CHF 750 for administrative expenses, will be returned.



CAS Exam Registration - August 24, 2021 - MCQ

The CAS exam date is: Monday, August 24, 2021. The deadline for registration is March 31, 2021 (MCQ exam and retake of the MCQ exam). All information about the final examination is available on the learning platform: My ECPM

To achieve a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Pharmaceutical Medicine by the University of Basel, it is required to successfully complete a two-year course cycle and to pass the multiple choice questions (MCQ) exam, which consists of 120 questions. The fee for the MCQ exam is included in the course fee (CHF 500 for retake).