Epidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics
Provides students with an understanding of the methods used to measure consumption, beneficial and adverse effects, and cost-effectiveness of drugs in communities; research design and skills are used to appraise epidemiological research and clinical trial design.
Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Trimester 1 - 2016
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the techniques used to measure medicinal drug consumption;
- Understand the factors that influence the prescribing and consumption of medicinal drugs;
- Understand the methods used to measure beneficial and adverse effects of drugs in the community;
- Be able to correctly interpret data on drug consumption and effects;
- Understand the techniques used in measuring the cost-effectiveness of drugs; and
- Be able to correctly interpret pharmacoeconomic data and understand how cost- effectiveness data can be used to set drug prices and control drug budgets.
- Drug utilisation studies, international measures of drug consumption;
- International comparisons of drug consumption, the impact of socio-economic factors and pharmaceutical industry actions on prescribing and consumption of medicinal drugs;
- Measuring efficacy of drugs by randomized and non-randomised studies, biostatistical measures of drug use and effects;
- Logic of cohort and case-control studies of adverse effects, voluntary adverse reaction reports and their interpretation, measuring the costs and outcomes of community drug use;
- Cost-minimisation, cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis, evidence-based medicine and pharmacoeconomic analysis, using pharmacoeconomic analyses to make formulary decisions and set prices; and
- Reference pricing, evidence-based procurement techniques in drug program management.
- This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Pharmacy program.
||PHAR6006 OR PHAR6133 Pharmacotherapeutics 1
- Formal Examination: Examination: formal
- Written Assignment: Two written assignments
- Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Professional Development Tutorial Points
- Online Learning Activity: Online Learning Modules
- Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
- Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Weeks
2016 Course Timetables for PHAR6214