Pharma Consultant Diploma

Conceptual knowledge that is necessary for success in the pharma industry


Our Pharma Consultant Diploma is relevant for anyone who wants a basic understanding of pharmaceutical terminology, the incumbents of the healthcare sector, and the pharmaceutical industry, and who wants to strengthen their capabilities when working with or advising on medicinal products for human use.

You will acquire conceptual knowledge on anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and the pharmaceutical industry. Medical Doctors from the healthcare sector and experts from the pharmaceutical industry to ensure that the course content is up to date and relevant.  

Is this diploma for you?

The Pharma Consultant Diploma is relevant for anyone, who works in or on behalf of a pharmaceutical company in Denmark and who interacts with healthcare professionals (HCPs).

“I would like to say thank you so much for a fantastic training program. It has been a pleasure to learn from all the skilled, dedicated lecturers - and to feel Atrium's commitment to my learning." 

Nazia Naseem Khan, Territory Business Manager, McNeil Denmark ApS (part of Kenvue)

"It has been both challenging and educational, and I can use elements from the courses in the Pharma Consultant Diploma in my daily work as Key Account Manager at Novo Nordisk - in addition to gaining insight into several other disciplines. I recommend the Pharma Consultant Diploma to people who want to gain a deeper understanding of what goes on in the different departments in the industry. There are also good opportunities to expand your network among colleagues in other companies when you follow each other through the diplomam courses."

Kasper Sig Arnskov, Key Account Manager (Cardiometabolic Sales), Novo Nordisk A/S

This is what a former participant gained from the Diploma:

Components of the diploma 

The Pharma Consultant Diploma consists of compulsory courses that provide you with conceptual knowledge on anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pharmacology as well as a range of elective courses to fit your professional interests and needs.

To obtain your Diploma, you must:

  • Attend all the compulsory courses
  • Pass the exams for Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology and Pharmacology
  • Complete from a range of elective courses.

You must complete all the courses and exams within a 30-month period.

You can take the courses in any order that suits you, however it is required that you take the course Understanding Pharma OR Introduction to Pharma in the Nordics before any elective courses.



Please check under each elective course for any prerequisites.

If you work in a Lif member company:

This is a thorough education for all persons who, on behalf of a pharmaceutical company and the like, on medicine for human use.

All employees who advise on pharmaceutical products  must have started the courses within 12 months of initial employment and must have passed the final exam and  completed the elective courses within 30 months of initial employment. 


  • Pharma industry value chain
  • Lifecycle of pharmaceuticals
  • Anatomy and pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • HCP interaction

Elective courses

Choose elective courses from the following course categories:

Market Access

Medical Affairs

Marketing Compliance

Pharma Business

You must attend and complete a total of 4 days of elective courses.


  • 1 Market Access course (2 days)
  • 1 Marketing Compliance course (1 day)
  • 1 Medical Affairs course (1 day)


  • 1 Market Access course (2 days)
  • 1 Marketing Compliance course (2 days)

If you are in doubt, whether the level of a given course is too basic or too advanced for you, please do not hesitate to contact the Client Manager of the respective course.

You deserve to be celebrated!

We are excited every time one of our course participants completes a diploma: You've made a significant investment in yourself, and that deserves recognition. That's why we host a diploma ceremony twice a year. You can find available dates and register here. At the event, you'll receive your diploma, and we'll provide some refreshments. Feel free to bring your family along.

Should you prefer to receive you diploma via mail, this is, of course, also possible.


Compulsory courses

Please note: Participate in either "Understanding Pharma" or "Introduction to Pharma in the Nordics". Please note that the compulsory course Pharmacology consists of three modules (Module I, Module II and Module III). Each module is a two-day course, and you must register for each module separately. The Pharmacology exam covers all three modules.
Understanding Pharma
Next course: 4 Mar 2025
Introduction to Pharma in the Nordics
Next course: 4 Sep 2024
Anatomy and Physiology
Next course: 10 Sep 2024
Next course: 10 Sep 2024
Pharmacology I
Next course: 17 Sep 2024
Pharmacology II
Next course: 8 Oct 2024
Pharmacology III
Next course: 19 Nov 2024

Want to know more or need help?

Contact Client Manager Birger Flinthagen at +45 39 15 09 06

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