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PHA 514 Pharmacoepidemiology

[2–0, 2 cr.]

This course introduces the principles, concepts and application of epidemiology in the field of pharmacy, and reviews the most common data analysis techniques utilized according to study design. Concepts of causality, bias, confounding, as well as different measures of associations are covered. The course consists of lectures and assigned readings that provide students with the basic knowledge and tools relevant to pharmaco-epidemiology. Topics relate to pharmaco-epidemiological designs, pharmaco- vigilance, and post-marketing surveillance are also covered.

Prerequisite: PHA421 Drug Information & Literature Evaluation

Co-requisites: Professional Year 3 status