This site will launch

EPID6530

Pharmacoepidemiology - Policy and Economic Issues

10 Units

Covers a wide range of issues: regulation and legislation relevant to pharmaceuticals; the pharmaceutical industry; affordability and equity of access to therapeutic drugs; the assessment of the cost-effectiveness of drugs; and the incorporation of these elements into national drug policies.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability

Not currently offered

Objectives

After completion of this course, students should have the following skills/knowledge:

  1. An understanding of the basic elements of legislation governing the production or importation of pharmaceutical products.
  2. An understanding of the minimum requirements for legislation and regulation to ensure the quality of pharmaceutical products.
  3. An understanding of the basic elements of drug evaluation to ensure an adequate balance between efficacy, safety and quality of pharmaceutical products.
  4. An understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, and its place in modern societies.
  5. An understanding of the basic elements of pharmacoeconomic analysis.
  6. And understanding of how all of these elements are incorporated in comprehensive national medicinal drug policies.
  7. The ability to perform rapid drug evaluations, and a critical appraisal of published pharmacoeconomic analyses.
Content

Module 1: Drug Policy I: Drug Regulation and Legislation Module 2: Drug Policy II: Access, Pharmaceutical Industry and Quality Use of Medicines Module 3: Introduction to Pharmacoeconomics Module 4: Measurement and Incorporation of Costs in Pharmacoeconomic Analysis Module 5: Health Related Quality of Life Module 6: Use of Economic Modelling in Pharmacoeconomic Analysis Module 7: Use of Pharmacoeconomic Analysis in Decision-Making and Pricing: Price Setting

Replacing Course(s) n/a
Transition n/a
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge N/A
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 4 Assignments,each worth 25%
Contact Hours
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EPID6530

Sound like the course for you?

  Apply Now