Not currently offered
Course code

EPID6530

Units

10 units

Level

6000 level

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2017.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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


Assumed knowledge

Students are required to have a background in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignment 1 - 25%

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignment 2 - 25%

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignment 3 - 25%

Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignment 4 - 25%