(101-OD) Introduction to Population Modeling Using Phoenix NLME

20 modules



Course Length
24 hours

Tom Jones

$500 - 1000


Cost - $1,000 (Academia $500, India $250)

Course Description

Introduction to population modeling theory and practices including: 

  • Non-linear mixed effects modeling algorithms
  • Modeling approaches
  • Model building
  • Assessment of goodness of fit
  • Covariate analysis
  • Predictive performance and bootstrapping
  • Hands-on modeling of population PK data
  • Hands-on modeling of population PK/PD data

Excellent course for

  • Scientists that want an introduction to population modeling
  • Non-clinical scientists with experience in individual PK and PK/PD modeling
  • Clinical pharmacokinetic scientists with experience in individual PK and PK/PD modeling

If you are an academic user, please contact us so we can update your account profile to give you access to academic pricing.  Note that you must register with an email address that is associated with an academic institution to get academic pricing.

If you are located in India, please contact us so we can provide a coupon that will give 75% off the full price of the course.  You will need to provide proof that you are physically located in India to get the coupon.

Software Used

Phoenix NLME™

A temporary (30-day) license is provided to subscribers of this course.  When you are ready to start the practice exercises in this course, contact us to request your license.

Accessing the Course

After registering for this course, access your Dashboard.  You will have access to this course for a period of 3 years after the purchase.  The purchase is for a single seat in the course. No sharing the login between different individuals is allowed. Additional seats must be purchased if more than one person wishes to take the training course.

Course Length: 

The course provides approximately 6 hours of video instruction which includes a practical component that you can do at your own pace. It is expected to take participants about 24+ hours to complete, including time to perform the tasks in Phoenix.


Basic knowledge of PK/PD concepts and Introduction to Phoenix WinNonlin preferred.

Optional: It is helpful to be able to perform the tasks in the following Certara University courses:


Nathan Teuscher is a leader in the pharmaceutical industry as a scientist, consultant, and teacher. Nathan has been teaching and training for over 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry, providing lectures in general pharmacokinetics to non-scientists, and specialized training in population pharmacokinetics and drug development to industry experts. Nathan also developed on-line training tools for Pharmacy students, intuitive software tools to aid in pharmacokinetic analysis, and a mobile application for calculation of pharmacokinetic parameters. His dynamic teaching style helps students understand the material and integrate the concepts into practice.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion

Course Introduction
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Course Files (Datasets and Solutions)
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Are you New to Phoenix?
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Lecture: Introduction to the Phoenix Interface
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Exercise 1: Using Data Tools
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Exercise 2: Using the Stacker Object
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Exercise 3: Use a PK/PD Link Library Model
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Lecture: Pharmacokinetic Modeling Background
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Lecture: Introduction to Population Modeling
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Exercise 4: Population PK without Covariates
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Lecture: Covariates
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Exercise 5: PopPK with Covariates
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Lecture: Model Evaluation
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Lecture: Phoenix NLME Algorithms
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Exercise 6: Full PopPK Analysis
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Exercise 7: Full Population PK Model
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Exercise 8: Selecting Residual Error Model
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Exercise 9: Modeling BQL Data
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Lecture: Conclusions
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