Netherlands, Utrecht

Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis

when 11 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 1150

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; universal health coverage; regulatory issues and challenges; country profiles; policy and politics; synthesis, case studies & public health.

Course leader

Dr. Aukje Mantel-Teeuwisse

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, pharmacoepidemiology and/or pharmacoeconomics.

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.

Fee info

EUR 1150: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 950: Course + course materials + lunch

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