(100-OD) Introduction to Phoenix WinNonlin

38 modules



Course Length
18 hours

Tom Jones

$500 - 1000


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

Course Description

The focus of this course is to train new and current WinNonlin users how to use Phoenix WinNonlin, and includes hands-on exercises with some discussion of theory behind the exercises. The course provides an overview of the Phoenix platform and some basic concepts such as: graphical interface, projects, object browser, workflows and navigation.

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 WinNonlin™

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 video instruction which includes a practical component that you can do at your own pace. It is expected to take participants about 18+ hours to complete, including time to perform the tasks in Phoenix.


Before attending this course, attendees should have basic knowledge of PK/PD concepts


Tom Jones has helped thousands of scientists become proficient with using Certara software in their research in the pharmaceutical industry. After completing his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, he spent several years as an assistant professor, during which time he applied molecular modeling to teaching and research in chemistry, and then came to Certara, where for 18 years he has applied his passion for teaching scientific software applications. At first Tom was focused exclusively on molecular modeling applications in drug discovery and later broadened his expertise to include informatics and PK/PD modeling and analysis. He has created many training manuals, and you may very well have heard his voice in one of the numerous webinars and video demos he has created to help scientists become more proficient with Certara software.


  • Import data into Phoenix
  • Analyze PK data using noncompartmental analysis (NCA) for plasma, urine, and sparsely-sampled data.
  • Manipulate data using Phoenix Data Tools.
  • Automate repetitive tasks  using Workflows Templates
  • Determine bioavailability for a drug.
  • Determine if two formulations are bioequivalent.
  • Report data in formatted tables that include both stratification and statistics.
  • Construct compartmental models to fit PK data
  • Use a PK model to to predict steady-state concentrations following several repeat dosing regimens.
  • Create PD models to fit effect and concentration data.


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

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Course Introduction
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Course Files (Datasets, Solutions, and Your Turn Slides)
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Phoenix 7 and 8 Interface Changes
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Exercise 1: Manage Data (9 parts)
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Exercise 2: Create Plots (10 parts)
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Case Study 1: Create Plots (3 parts)
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Introduction to NCA
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Exercise 3: Perform Plasma NCA (12 parts)
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Exercise 4: Perform Urine NCA (4 parts)
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Exercise 5: Perform NCA on Sparse Date (3 parts)
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Phoenix 8 Updates to NCA (2 parts)
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Review of PK Parameters
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Exercise 6: Use Data Tools (9 parts)
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Exercise 7: Use Workflow Templates (5 parts)
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Using Multiple Dose Types in NCA
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Introduction to Case Studies 2A and 2B
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Case Study 2A: Bioavailability
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Case Study 2B: Renal Clearance
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Exercise 8: Manage Non-Numeric Data (BQL) [3 parts]
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Exercise 9: Create Tables (7 parts)
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Exercise 10: Nonparametric Superpositioning (4 parts)
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Exercise 11: Export Data (5 parts)
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Exercise 12: Bioequivalence (4 parts)
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Introduction to Compartmental PK Modeling
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Exercise 13: Create PK Model (Using WNL5 Classic Model) [3 parts]
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Exercise 14: Create PK Model (Using Phoenix Model) [3 parts]
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Review of Comparmental Modeling
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Residual Error Models
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Exercise 15: Determine Optimal Number of Compartments (4 parts)
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Exercise 16: Simulate using PK Model (3 parts)
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Exercise 17: Create PD Model (3 parts)
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Review of Residual Error Models
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Intro to PK/PD Modeling - Using an Effect Compartment [Optional]
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Exercise 18: Create PK/PD Model (7 parts) [optional]
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Course Recap
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Course Feedback Survey
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Wonderful course for both the software and PK data processing.
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Very hands-on course that allows to create templates directly from the exercises to automate workflows : )

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