Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis

Course code
M07
Course fee
Price
€600
Course Level
Advanced Master
Variations
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The aim of this online 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.

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.

You will experience an intensive programme covering the following topics: pharmaceutical policy analysis issues and methods; availability and affordability of medicines; universal health coverage; pricing and reimbursement (including the role of health technology assessment); regulatory issues and challenges; policy and politics; synthesis, case studies & public health.

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)
Course director
Prof. dr. Aukje Mantel-Teeuwisse & Dr. Rianne van den Ham

Lecturers

Prof. Dr. Marieke de Bruin, Prof. Dr. Aukje Mantel, Dr. Rianne van den Ham, Dr. Wim Goettsch and others.

Target audience

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

Aim of the course

The aim of the course is to give students insight into current developments in pharmaceutical policy making as well as to give a better understanding of the methods available for analysing the effects of policy interventions.

Study load

This course will be completely online. Learning activities will include online lectures, workshops, discussions and group work with balanced screen time. We will also facilitate opportunities for networking and socialising. The total study load will be 40 hours.    

Costs

Course fee:
Price
€600
Included:
Fee covers
Course fee
Extra information about the fee

A few scholarships are available for participants from low and lower middle income countries. With this scholarship you will have free access to the online course. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please do so before 1 May 2021 by sending an application letter including motivation plus CV to Maud Vromen (pharm.summercourses@gmail.com). All applicants will be notified by 1 June 2021.

More information

Dr. Rianne van den Ham | E: h.a.vandenham@uu.nl | T: +31 6 22 73 59 84

Registration

Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
01 July 2021