Methods in Pharmacoepidemiology
|Course code EPID6500||Units 10||Level 6000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
Provides students with core training in appropriate methods for pharmacoepidemiology. The role of post-marketing drug surveillance, and voluntary drug reporting systems are examined. Study methodologies explored in this course include cohort studies, case control studies, and meta-analysis of observational studies.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||Students will develop:|
1. An appreciation of the importance of systematic evaluation of drug effects following licensing.
2. The strengths and weaknesses of voluntary report systems for detecting and evaluating adverse drug effects.
3. The strengths and limitations of controlled observational designs in quantifying drug effects.
4. The role of systematic review and meta-analysis in making an overview of pharmacoepidemiological studies.
5. The capacity to perform critical appraisals of published observational studies and systematic reviews.
|Content||The role of postmarketing drug evaluation; Voluntary reporting systems; Case control studies; Cohort studies; Automated data-bases; Systematic reviews and meta-analysis.|
|Replacing Course(s)||EPID6500A and EPID6500B Multi Term Sequence courses.|
|Transition||None required - all students complete.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Students are required to have a background in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based|
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for EPID6500|