Regulatory Affairs in the Life Sciences

UBC Micro-certificate Program

British Columbia is home to the fastest growing life sciences sector in Canada. Challenging the growth of this sector, however, is the lack of skilled labour with regulatory and translational medicine expertise. Training in regulatory affairs and regulatory science is critically important to the future of the life sciences and research sectors in BC and Canada.

The UBC Micro-certificate in Regulatory Affairs in the Life Sciences is a part-time program delivered and developed by the UBC Academy of Translational Medicine (ATM) and the UBC Faculty of Medicine in consultation with world leaders in regulatory affairs. It offers a well-rounded, foundational understanding of Canadian and global regulatory systems, processes and stakeholders.

Consider tasks that make up regulatory affairs and translational medicine, including risk-benefit analyses, preclinical and clinical requirements, evidence generation and regulatory strategy development. Gain essential knowledge of clinical trials, medical device regulations, patent regulation, post-market surveillance, master protocol and adaptive clinical trial design. Explore the emerging discipline of regulatory science and its intersection with real-world evidence, patient engagement and health economics.

  • Format: Blended, with bi-weekly live online sessions facilitated by your instructor, and an on-campus workshop for each course (a virtual option using Zoom is available so you can complete the program entirely online)
  • Duration: Two courses of ten weeks each, a total of 50–70 hours of course work
  • Cost: $1,250 per course (Canadians and permanent residents); $2,500 per course (international students)
  • Next intake: September 11, 2023

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