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2017
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Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Science (UU)
Course code
M8
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 1150
Level
Advanced master level

The course will cover key issues in pharmacoepidemiologic and drug safety research.

With the prospect that innovative drug therapies will be introduced in the coming years, society demands new approaches and concepts for comparative risk/benefit evaluation. Assessment of safety and risk management of different drug therapies is done in the framework of observational epidemiological studies (proof of ‘safety’, proof of
‘effectiveness’). This is the logical next step after randomized clinical trials, which are designed to provide evidence of a drugs ‘efficacy’.

The course will cover key issues in pharmacoepidemiologic and drug safety research. Special topics include databases and molecular pharmacoepidemiology. Students will learn about the typical problems (e.g. confounding by indication, rare side effects) and approaches to deal with these problems in the practice of pharmacoepidemiology.

You will experience an intensive programme covering the following topics: Study Design and Methods; Confounding and other biases; Methods in drug
safety research; Drug Safety and Risk Management; Overview of
Pharmacoepidemiological databases; Molecular Pharmacoepidemiology; Drug utilization research; Synthesis, case studies & public health.

Tags: pharmacoepidemiology, confounding, bias, databases

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COURSE LEADER

Prof. O.H. Klungel

LECTURERS

Prof. S. Suissa, Prof. H.G.M. Leufkens, Prof. A. de Boer, Prof. A.C.G., Egberts, Prof. O.H. Klungel, Prof. T.P. van Staa, Dr. F. de Vries

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

Students will learn about the typical problems and approaches to deal with these problems in the practice of pharmacoepidemiology.

STUDY LOAD

1 week fulltime

FEE

• € 1150 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 950 - Course + course materials

The fee includes lunches and one course dinner.

This course can be combined with course M7 (Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis) and/or M14 (Pharmacoeconomics). Combination fee for two courses is €1500,- (excluding housing), combination fee for all three courses combined is €1950,- (excluding housing)

DISCOUNTS AND COMBINATIONS
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The course Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety can be combined with the following courses.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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

MORE INFORMATION

Prof. dr. Olaf Klungel
E: O.H.Klungel@uu.nl
P: +31 6 288 31 313

For summer school participants interested in the topic of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety this Elevate course by Prof. dr. Olaf Klungel could be interesting as well: Go to Elevate website .

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REGISTRATION

Deadline for registration: 30 June 2017