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.
Availability2017 Course Timetables
- Semester 2 - 2017
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. An appreciation of the importance of systematic evaluation of drug effects following licensing.
2. The strengths and limitations of controlled observational designs in quantifying drug effects.
3. The role of systematic review and meta-analysis in making an overview of pharmacoepidemiological studies.
4. The capacity to perform critical appraisals of published observational studies and systematic reviews.
Module 1: The role of postmarketing drug evaluation
Module 2: Voluntary reporting systems
Module 3: Case control studies in pharmacoepidemiology
Module 4: Cohort studies in pharmacoepidemiology
Module 5: Automated data-bases in pharmacoepidemiology
Module 6: Systematic reviews and meta-analysis in pharmacoepidemiology
Students are required to have a background in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Written Assignment: Written Assignment / Essay 1 - 25%
Written Assignment: Written Assignment / Essay 2 - 25%
Written Assignment: Written Assignment / Essay 3 - 25%
Written Assignment: Written Assignment / Essay 4 - 25%
Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Contact hours are an indication only. Blackboard Discussion and Email Discussion as Required