Netherlands, Utrecht

Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis

when 2 July 2012 - 6 July 2012
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 1100

Medicines are among the most regulated products in society. From the earliest pre-clinical stages onward, policy makers want to foster the development of safe, effective and affordable medicines for patients in need of pharmacotherapy. When a drug reaches the market, it is the beginning of a process of complex interactions between patients, prescribers, insurers, pharmaceutical companies and governments. Furthermore, the inequity in access to medicines is still a defining characteristic of the global pharmaceutical market place.

The aim of the course is to give students insight into current developments in pharmaceutical policy making as well to give a better understanding of the methods available for analysing the effects of policy interventions. As a collaborator on this course, the World Health Organization will provide faculty for several of the sessions.

You will experience an intensive programme covering the following topics:
Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis issues and methods; current challenges in drug innovation; access, affordability and reimbursement systems; regulatory issues and challenges; policy and politics; synthesis, case studies & public health

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Bert Leufkens, Dr. Richard Laing (World Health Organization) and Dr. Aukje Mantel

Target group

(Post)graduates and professionals within governments, NGOs, industry, universities with a basic knowledge public health/medicine who have an interest in the policy aspects of pharmaceuticals.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to give students insight into current developments in pharmaceutical policy making as well to give a better understanding of the methods available for analysing the effects of policy interventions. As a collaborator on this course, the World Health Organization will provide faculty for several of the sessions.

Credits info

1.5 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1100: Course + course materials + housing

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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