The EU Regulatory Environment - Procedures and Applications

EU Applications for Marketing Authorizations, Pediatric Investigation Plans, Clinical Trials and Orphan Drug Designation

7. Sep 2022

3 days course


20,700 DKK ex VAT
(app. 2,783 EUR ex VAT)

Module 2


This module will provide you with a solid basis for evaluating the opportunities and consequences related to different types of products and submissions. It will also teach you how to plan and operate within the framework of the various application procedures.

While Module 1, "The Pharmaceutical Law Frameworks in the EU", provides you with knowledge of the pharmaceutical legislation in the EU, Module 2 focuses on the implementation of this legislation, e.g., on the procedural and operational aspects when applying for marketing authorizations, clinical trials and orphan drug designations in the EU. You will also learn how to comply with the EU requirements for pediatric investigation plans and risk management plans as well as how to obtain scientific advice from EU authorities.


  • Regulatory Affairs in the EU
  • Marketing Authorization Applications
  • Scientific Advice
  • Post-Approval Activities
  • Pediatric Procedures
  • Clinical Trials Applications
  • Risk Management
  • Orphan Medicinal Products

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    As this module is a mandatory module in the Master of Medicines Regulatory Affairs at the University of Copenhagen you will apply via the joint Atrium and University of Copenhagen application form. This means that you will be enrolled at both Atrium and the University of Copenhagen and that your data will be registered at both institutions. If you are not enrolled as a master student, you will be registered as a single course student at the University of Copenhagen.

    Course fee includes examination. By default you will pay the full amount to the University of Copenhagen regardless of you taking the exam or not. If you decide not to take the exam, you can apply for a refund of the exam fee at Atrium by contacting Atrium - please see contact details below. You must apply for a refund no later than two weeks after completion of the course.

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    Whether you are new to the field or have several years of experience, this course is relevant if you are a Regulatory Affairs Professional who wants to improve your knowledge and skills. 

    What you will learn

    1. To understand the EU regulatory framework and the various types of applications and procedures
    2. How to evaluate the opportunities and consequences related to different types of products and submissions
    3. How to analyze the overall strategic choices for the regulatory procedures used during development, application, and maintenance of the medicinal product
    4. How to use best practices when handling various applications and procedures as well as when interacting with the European Authorities

    What your company will get

    1. A regulatory professional who understands and can operate within the framework of the various application procedures in the EU
    2. A regulatory professional who can evaluate and analyze the strategic choices related to different types of submissions
    3. A regulatory professional who can provide valuable input to the regulatory procedures used during the development, application, and maintenance of the medicinal product
    4. An employee who can play an important strategic role in any project team working on obtaining a marketing authorization in the EU

    Course calendar

    Starting 7. Sep 2022
    7. Sep 2022 9:00-16:00

    DAY 1

    • Marketing Authorisation Applications – Overview, Terminology and Organisation
    • The Centralised Procedure – EMA Perspective
    • The Centralised Procedure - Examples of a discussion in CHMP
    • New Applications in the Decentralised/Mutual Recognition Procedure
    • Brexit – Aspects with regards to Medicinal Products
    • Group Work
    8. Sep 2022 9:00-16:00

    DAY 2

    • Scientific Advice from CHMP and National Competent Authorities
    • Group Exercise
    • Post Approval Activities
    • Paediatrics – Procedural Perspective
    • Paediatrics – Case Story
    • Group Work
    9. Sep 2022 9:00-16:00

    DAY 3

    • Clinical Trial Applications in a Pan-European View
    • Risk Management
    • Health Technology Assessment - HTA
    • Orphan Medicinal Products
    • Group Work
    Practical information


    Registration deadline
    10. Aug 2022
    Lersø Parkallé 101
    2100 København Ø
    Register (7 - 9 Sep)
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    Course information


    Prior to the course you will get access to mandatory and optional readings via your personal Atrium log-in.

    Please familiarize yourself with the mandatory readings before starting the course.

    The mandatory readings are also part of the examination syllabus.


    To enroll in this course, you must have a relevant educational background at bachelor level and, as a minimum, two years of experience in regulatory affairs, or other equivalent qualifications. We consider all applications upon registration.

    If you do not fulfill the requirements, you can still apply for the course if you have experience in the pharmaceutical/biological area that would allow you to benefit from the training and enable you to participate actively during the module. Up to 20% of the positions on our course are filled by applicants who have no or limited experience in regulatory affairs. We consider applicants on a case-by-case basis.


    The exam is usually held 4-6 weeks after the course. It is a digital exam in the University of Copenhagen’s digital exam system. You can therefore take the exam in your own country.

    Please let us know if this is relevant for you as we can conduct exams at embassies, universities and so on worldwide.

    This course is a part of this programme

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