Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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PHA567P Special Topics: Access to Medicine

[1–0, 1 cr.]

This elective will provide insights into key principles of access to innovative medicines despite the challenges that pharmaceutical companies are dealing when it comes to the field of pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceuticals. Students will be familiar with pharmacy practice in the market access field and various related concepts such as industrial organization structure, product life cycle, reimbursement, value framework, collaboration with different stakeholders, cost-effectiveness and cost-containment rationales, and role of patient to facilitate and optimize access to innovative medicine.

Prerequisite: PHA325 Pharmacy Practice and Ethics

Co-requisites: Professional Year 2 status