The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

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 used to appraise epidemiological research and clinical trial design.

The course includes biostatistics to a level that enables the student to apply statistical reasoning to epidemiological studies and research. Students will also obtain skills in the development and design of research protocol and methodology as it relates to epidemiological and health research.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component that students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

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

1. Understand the techniques used to measure medicinal drug consumption;

2. Understand the factors that influence the prescribing and consumption of medicinal drugs;

3. Understand the methods used to measure beneficial and adverse effects of drugs in the community;

4. Be able to correctly interpret data on drug consumption and effects;

5. Understand the techniques used in measuring the cost-effectiveness of drugs;

6. Be able to correctly interpret pharmacoeconomic data and understand how cost-effectiveness data can be used to set drug prices and control drug budgets;

7. Understand the basic principles of biostatistics to be able to apply statistical reasoning to pharmacy related research;

8. Understand the underlying principles of the design and development of research protocol methodology as it relates to pharmacy related studies.


Content

  1. Drug utilisation studies, international measures of drug consumption.
  2. International comparisons of drug consumption, the impact of socio-economic factors and pharmaceutical industry actions on prescribing and consumption of medicinal drugs.
  3. Measuring efficacy of drugs by randomised and non-randomised studies, biostatistical measures of drug use and effects.
  4. 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.
  5. Cost-minimisation, cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analysis, evidence-based medicine and pharmacoeconomic analysis, using pharmacoeconomic analyses to make formulary decisions and set prices.
  6. Reference pricing, evidence-based procurement techniques in drug program management.
  7. Biostatistics.
  8. Research skills.

Requisite

To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed either MATH1110 or STAT1070 all 1000 and 2000 level courses in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (12328) program and be active in this program.


Assumed knowledge

PHAR3204Research Methodology and Health Technology AssessmentProvides 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 used to appraise epidemiological research and clinical trial design.

The course includes biostatistics to a level that enables the student to apply statistical reasoning to epidemiological studies and research. Students will also obtain skills in the development and design of research protocol and methodology as it relates to epidemiological and health research.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component that students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).FHEALFaculty of Health and Medicine671School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy1030005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019MATH1110 Mathematics 1 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 randomised 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. Reference pricing, evidence-based procurement techniques in drug program management. Biostatistics. Research skills. NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Understand the techniques used to measure medicinal drug consumption;2Understand the factors that influence the prescribing and consumption of medicinal drugs;3Understand the methods used to measure beneficial and adverse effects of drugs in the community;4Be able to correctly interpret data on drug consumption and effects;5Understand the techniques used in measuring the cost-effectiveness of drugs;6Be able to correctly interpret pharmacoeconomic data and understand how cost-effectiveness data can be used to set drug prices and control drug budgets;7Understand the basic principles of biostatistics to be able to apply statistical reasoning to pharmacy related research;8Understand the underlying principles of the design and development of research protocol methodology as it relates to pharmacy related studies. To enrol in this course students must have successfully completed either MATH1110 or STAT1070 all 1000 and 2000 level courses in the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) (12328) program and be active in this program.Formal Examination: Written exam *Presentation: Oral presentationWritten Assignment: Written Assignment (Individual Report, including reflection)In Term Test: Mid-semester exam* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.CallaghanLectureFace to Face On Campus3hour(s)per Week for10Weeks0TutorialFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for10Weeks0In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:Course Assessment Requirements:Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.


Assessment items

Formal Examination: Written exam *

Presentation: Oral presentation

Written Assignment: Written Assignment (Individual Report, including reflection)

In Term Test: Mid-semester exam

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.


Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks