DPM Training Programme | Learning materials

Friday 31 December 2021

During the DPM Training Programme the syllabus of Pharmaceutical Medicine Speciality Training is taught with a focus on the areas most relevant to the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine exam.

The learning materials from this programme are available to purchase separately, for a flat fee of £225 per module.

Please note, that these materials are not designed to replace the learning and content that you get during the 2-day online training sessions, but they can be used to support your personal learning.

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Buy the online learning materials

  • Materials for each module are available after the module end date
  • A link to the online folder of materials will be sent by email the next working day after purchasing online.

About the DPM Training programme


The FPM training programme for the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (DPM) exam includes 9 modules.

You can book one, several or all modules as your educational training needs dictate. Modules run annually and attendance can be spread flexibly over multiple years as required.


View the DPM Training Programme reading list.

The Modules


1) Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance 11-12 March 2021

2) Non-clinical Testing & Clinical Pharmacology 15-16 April 2021

3) Medicines Regulation 13-14 May 2021

4) Statistics and Data Management 17-18 June 2021

5) Clinical Development and Discovery Medicine 8-9 July 2021

6) Healthcare Marketplace 5-6 August 2021

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who wishes to prepare for the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine (DPM)
  • Anyone who has taken the DPM exam previously and requires refresher training
  • Anyone wishing to improve/update their knowledge in a specific module or modules
  • Anyone requiring the flexibility of a modular training programme
  • Anyone preferring a focussed, strategic approach to training and exam preparation
  • You do not need to be a Pharmaceutical Physician, have a medical degree, be enrolled in HMT/PMST or be planning to sit the Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine exam in order to attend.
  • Anyone taking the CPM


We aim to:

  • Further your understanding of key aspects of pharmaceutical medicine and the industry
  • Provide a focussed approach to learning and exam preparation
  • Give you greater confidence to sit the exam
  • Provide you with a comprehensive range of learning materials that will aid you in your professional development
  • Provide you with the knowledge needed to develop and maintain competence, ethics and integrity and the highest professional standards

Purchase Information

After purchasing the materials online, you will be sent the link to access the materials the following working day. Please allow up to 5pm to receive this info, and check your junk folders.

If you do not receive the link, please contact training@fpm.org.uk and we can send it to you directly.

Queries or problems: If you are unable to complete your purchase online, if you have any other problems, or if you would like to be invoiced, please email training@fpm.org.uk.

Resources included with each module

  • Exercises and assignments to aid & test your learning
  • Comprehensive presentation slides that cover the topic in depth
  • Example exam questions
  • Key readings and papers

Meet your Lead Trainer

Prof Alan Boyd is the Lead Trainer for the DPM training programme.

Professor Alan Boyd is a Fellow and immediate Past President of FPM. He was previously Chair of the Specialist Advisory Committee in Pharmaceutical Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom.

In 2009 he was appointed an Honorary Professor at the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham Medical School. In 2014 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, and in 2018 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Professor Boyd has also received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the 15th annual Bionow Award Ceremony in 2016. This award was given in recognition of a significant contribution to the development of medicines and the specialty of pharmaceutical medicine as an industrialist, an educator and an inspirational leader.

Alan was co-founder of the Boyds DPM training programme, which he has run successfully for over a decade. In 2020, this programme switched to an online format and was hosted by FPM. We are very pleased that were are now able to offer this programme as an FPM training course.

Professor Alan Boyd

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