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Pharmaco-epidemiology [ESP21]

Course highlights

ECTS

0.7

Start date

7 August 2017

End date

11 August 2017

Course days

Monday to Friday (5 afternoons)

Course time

From 13:00 till 16:00

Faculty

Prof. Bruno Stricker

Course fee

€ 470

Location

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam NL

Level

Intermediate

Prerequisites

Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology, Methods of Clinical Research or equivalent knowledge.

Disciplines

  • Pharmaco Epidemiology

Course Materials

Online, download instructions will be sent in August by e-mail. A laptop is recommended.

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Description

Faculty: Prof. Bruno Stricker, PhD

Pharmaco-epidemiology pertains to the study of the use and of the effects of drugs. It links clinical pharmacology and epidemiology. This course provides, at an intermediate level, the theoretical basis for studying the intended effects as well as the adverse effects of drugs used in humans. The course will mainly focus on drug research after marketing, including post marketing surveillance and drug risk assessment.

This course is intended for those who already followed introductory courses in study design, data-analysis and principles of research in medicine.

Teaching methods
Plenary interactive teaching with real-life examples and exercises

Objectives

- To know more about study designs in pharmaco-epidemiology;
- To know how to address exposure as a determinant;
- To know more about drug-specific bias and confounding.

Participant profile

The course is meant for those for whom drug safety and effectiveness research is a part of their current or future professional career. Examples are: clinical epidemiologists, healthcare workers, regulators, and doctors in the pharmaceutical industry.

Assessment

Attendance