Enrolment will be open from 16th May 2022 until the 30th April 2024

Name of the course:
Developmental Pharmacology 

Edition of the course: 1st Edition

Course Category: Self Directed

Starting date: 16th May 2022

Closing date: 30th April 2024

Starting Date Of The Enrolment: 16th May 2022

Ending Date of the Enrolment: 30th April 2024

Course Duration: 6 hours (14x 20-30 min online modules)


To enrol in this course, please contact your National Hub who will supply you with the course password.

Your National Hub’s Referent Person for Training and Education will verify your eligibility to enroll to the Course and provide you with the Course’s enrolment password.

Once you receive this Course’s Enrolment Password from your National Hub, please log in on c4c Academy Platform.

If you don’t have an account yet, click on Create new account and follow the instructions.

General Description:  

This self-learning course will present the key aspects of developmental pharmacology, covering the impact of growth and maturation on drug disposition, effects on dosage selection and evaluation in the different paediatric age groups.

The course will explain how and why paediatric clinical trials differ from adult clinical trials in many pharmacological aspects, how to design and deliver trials adapted to children and explore how to generate data and validate drugs adapted to the different paediatric age groups.

Please click here for the course flyer.


This course consists of 14 20-30 minutes lessons, which can be completed at the learner’s own time and pace.

  • Module 1: Growth and maturation

  • Module 2: Pharmacokinetics

  • Module 3: Pharmacodynamics and dosage selection

  • Module 4: Drug administration – formulations

  • Module 5: Pharmacovigilance

  • Module 6: Conclusion: Developmental pharmacology aspects to consider in a pediatric clinical trial

Who is the course for?

All professionals involved in paediatrics and paediatric drug development including but not limited to investigators, clinicians, nurses, regulators and research technicians.

**if you are interested into taking part in this course, please contact your country’s National Hub

Max. number of persons that each national hub can enrol:

Bloom’s Taxonomy Level of the Course: 


  • Karel Allegaert – karel.allegaert@uzleuven.be

  • Beate Aurich – beate.aurich@gmx.fr

  • Evelyne Jacqz-Aigrain –  evelyne.jacqz-aigrain@aphp.fr

  • Gregory Kearns –  gregorykearns@mac.com

  • Catherijne Knibbe –  c.knibbe@antoniusziekenhuis.nl

  • Stephanie Leroux –  stephanie.leroux013@gmail.com

  • Pavla Pokorná –  pokornakarlov@seznam.cz

  • Anders Rane –  anders.rane@ki.se

  • Shinya Ito –  shinya.ito@sickkids.ca

  • Wei Zhao – zhao4wei2@hotmail.com