Self Paced

Advanced Secondary Research for Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Professionals

Empowering Professionals with Advanced Research Skills for a Healthier Tomorrow

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Online/ e-LMS
Self Paced
1 Month


The “Advanced Secondary Research for Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Professionals” program is designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and skills in conducting high-level secondary research. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including systematic literature reviews, meta-analysis, data mining, and evidence synthesis. Participants will learn how to critically evaluate research studies, identify reliable sources of information, and utilize advanced research tools and databases effectively.

Throughout the one-month program, participants will engage in hands-on training and practical exercises, enabling them to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios. The program is tailored to meet the needs of professionals in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, ensuring that they are well-prepared to handle the complexities of secondary research. By the end of the program, participants will have developed the skills necessary to support clinical research, drug development, and healthcare policy-making through robust secondary research methodologies.


This program aims to equip pharmaceutical and healthcare professionals with advanced secondary research skills, enhancing their ability to gather, analyze, and interpret data for informed decision-making. It focuses on developing expertise in leveraging various research methodologies, tools, and databases to support clinical and market research.

Program Objectives

  • To develop advanced skills in secondary research methodologies.
  • To enhance the ability to conduct systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses.
  • To improve proficiency in using research databases and data mining tools.
  • To cultivate critical evaluation skills for assessing research studies.
  • To prepare participants for research roles in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

Program Structure

Module 1: Foundation of Secondary Research in Pharma and Healthcare

Session 1: The Essential Role of Secondary Research in Pharma and Healthcare

  • Understanding the significance of secondary research in the dynamic pharma and healthcare landscape
  • Exploring the benefits of secondary research for strategic decision-making and competitive advantage
  • Differentiating between primary and secondary research methodologies and their applications

Session 2: Navigating the Maze of Secondary Research Sources

  • Identifying key secondary research sources for pharma and healthcare information, including industry reports, academic journals, government databases, and news publications
  • Evaluating the credibility and reliability of secondary research sources
  • Developing a systematic approach to searching and retrieving relevant secondary data

Session 3: Extracting Meaningful Insights from Secondary Data

  • Employing effective data analysis techniques to identify patterns, trends, and insights from secondary data
  • Utilizing data visualization tools to present secondary research findings in a clear and compelling manner
  • Critical thinking and interpretation of secondary research data

Module 2: Advanced Secondary Research Applications and Techniques

Session 4: Market Analysis and Competitive Intelligence through Secondary Research

  • Conducting market research using secondary data to assess market size, trends, and competitive landscape
  • Identifying emerging market opportunities and threats using secondary research insights
  • Developing competitive intelligence strategies to gain insights into competitor activities and product development plans

Session 5: Regulatory and Compliance Needs and Secondary Research

  • Understanding the role of secondary research in navigating regulatory and compliance requirements in the pharma and healthcare industry
  • Identifying and evaluating regulatory guidelines and standards using secondary data sources
  • Developing strategies for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements

Session 6: Healthcare Policy and Decision-Making through Secondary Research

  • Assessing the impact of healthcare policies on patient outcomes and healthcare costs using secondary research
  • Informing healthcare policy decisions with evidence-based insights derived from secondary data
  • Communicating secondary research findings to policymakers and stakeholders

Module 3: Practical Applications and Hands-on Learning

Session 7: Real-World Case Studies in Secondary Research for Pharma and Healthcare

  • Analyzing real-world examples of how secondary research has been applied to address critical challenges in the pharma and healthcare industry
  • Identifying lessons learned from successful case studies and applying them to future research projects
  • Discussing the impact of secondary research on strategic decision-making and innovation in the pharma and healthcare sector

Session 8: Hands-on Secondary Research Project

  • Dividing participants into teams to conduct a hands-on secondary research project on a real-world pharma or healthcare challenge
  • Providing guidance on selecting appropriate research questions, identifying relevant secondary data sources, and conducting data analysis
  • Facilitating group discussions and presentations of secondary research findings and recommendations

Participant’s Eligibility

  • Undergraduate degree in Pharmacy, Medicine, Biotechnology, or related fields.
  • Professionals in the pharmaceutical or healthcare sector.
  • Individuals with a keen interest in research and data analysis.

Program Outcomes

  • Proficiency in conducting comprehensive secondary research.
  • Ability to perform systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses.
  • Enhanced skills in data mining and evidence synthesis.
  • Improved critical evaluation and data interpretation capabilities.
  • Preparedness for advanced research roles in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Fee Structure

Standard Fee:           INR 4,998           USD 110

Discounted Fee:       INR 2499             USD 55





Program Assessment

Certification to this program will be based on the evaluation of following assignment (s)/ examinations:

Exam Weightage
Mid Term Assignments 20 %
Final Online Exam 30 %
Project Report Submission (Includes Mandatory Paper Publication) 50 %

To study the printed/online course material, submit and clear, the mid term assignments, project work/research study (in completion of project work/research study, a final report must be submitted) and the online examination, you are allotted a 1-month period. You will be awarded a certificate, only after successful completion/ and clearance of all the aforesaid assignment(s) and examinations.

Program Deliverables

  • Access to e-LMS
  • Real Time Project for Dissertation
  • Project Guidance
  • Paper Publication Opportunity
  • Self Assessment
  • Final Examination
  • e-Certification
  • e-Marksheet

Future Career Prospects

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Medical Science Liaison
  • Pharmaceutical Market Research Analyst
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Research and Development Scientist

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