Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacovigilance by distance learning

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Program description: 

This online course is aimed at personnel concerned with the safe use of medicines, particularly in developed countries, including those working (or intending to work) in: the pharmaceutical industry who are involved in drug development, licensing, and surveillance; regulatory bodies; the health service who are involved in drug policy; and health policy decision-making agencies.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

1 - Evaluate issues surrounding the risks and benefits of drug use in humans, including the cause and effects of adverse drug effects.
2 - Compare statistical, economic and epidemiological concepts and methods.
3- Reflect upon how pharmacoepidemiological methods can be applied to specific drug issues.
4 - Analyse and appraise pharmacoepidemiological studies and their results.
5 - Understand the cost-effectiveness assessment for new medicines.
6 - Use your learning alongside your experience to produce an evaluative project.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health
Public health
Metrics and evaluation