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Overview 

The Database Management module provides medical communications professionals with an overview of the utility and application of computerized database management systems used in Medical Communications Departments and elsewhere in the pharmaceutical company.


I have found these modules to be indispensable for any individual in the role of a Medical Communications Professional (MCP) in the pharmaceutical industry, whether they be new to this role or a more seasoned colleague.  I recommend this program be incorporated into a Medical Communications training plan for all MCP team members, as it covers the foundation work processes of a MCP's role very nicely.  As a seasoned MCP myself, the modules were very helpful to identify how we are currently practicing, and where improvements could be made based on following the industry's best practices as it relates to medical communications.  Also of great value, the ability to earn ACPE credit as a pharmacist as well as the opportunity to receive a DIA Medical Communications Certificate upon completion of all 9 modules, really adds credence to embarking on this educational opportunity as a "no-brainer".

Featured Topics 

  • Medical communications
  • Computerized database management
  • Computerized database design

Who Should Attend 

Medical communications professionals who may design or use a database management system .

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to better perform the following functions: 

  • Describe the role of a database management system for the Medical Communications Department
  • Discuss the features and design of a database system for the Medical Communications Department
  • Explain the process involved in responding to medical information requests and documenting the request in the Medical Communications database management system
  • Describe the various types of responses to requests for medical information
  • Explain additional functions of a database system

The module takes an average of 1.5 hours to complete. (Note that this is an average time. People learn at different rates, and they explore resources and examples at different paces.)

Special Offers 

Save 20% by purchasing all nine modules in the Medical Communications eLearning Certificate Program for $1,960 (a $490.00 savings).  Save 15% on the purchase of two to eight modules.

Contact Information 

Linda Belmont, DIA
Phone +1.215.293.5818
Linda.Belmont@diahome.org

Technical Requirements 

Click here for minimum system requirements.

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Continuing Education 

The Drug Information Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The Drug Information Association designates this educational activity for up to 1.5 contact hours or .15 CEUs. 0286-0000-13-403-H04-P Type of Activity: Application


Drug Information Association has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

As an IACET Authorized Provider, Drug Information Association offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Drug Information Association is authorized by IACET to offer .2 CEUs for this program.


This module is part of DIA's Medical Communications eLearning Certificate Program. If you complete each module of the certificate program and receive a passing score of 80% on each module exam, you are eligible to receive the DIA Medical Communications Certificate.

Release Date: October 16, 2002
Reviewed and Updated: October 31, 2003
Reviewed and Updated: October 15, 2004
Reviewed and Updated: October 31, 2005
Reviewed and Updated: October 27, 2006
Reviewed and Updated: October 18, 2007
Reviewed and Updated September 30, 2010
Reviewed and Updated September 25, 2013
Expiration Date: September 25, 2016 *

*Continuing education credit is available to participants who successfully complete the eLearning program before the expiration date.

Name Credit Type Max Credits CEU
Database Management ACPE 1.50 0.150
Database Management IACET 1.50 0.200

Disclosure Policy:

It is DIA policy that anyone in a position to control the content of a continuing education activity must disclose to the program audience (1) any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation and/or the educational activity, and (2) discussions of unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or medical devices. Disclosure statements will be included in the course materials.

Statement of Credit:

In order to receive a statement of credit (before the one year purchase expiration date and before the expiration date listed above), please review the entire module, complete the exam and evaluation form. You must receive a passing score of 80% or better to receive a statement of credit. Statements of credit will be emailed within one month of receipt of exam and evaluation form. Please note: If you do not complete the module, pass the module exam, AND complete the evaluation form, you will not receive a statement of credit.

Registration Fees 

Other Fees

Individual
$150.00
Group Discounts

Save 20% by purchasing all nine modules in the Medical Communications eLearning Certificate Program for $1,960 (a $490.00 savings).  Save 15% on the purchase of two to eight modules.

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