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Post Graduate Award in Health Economics in Pharmaceuticals Industry

This course will provide the student with an understanding of the economics of the pharmaceutical industry. The development of effective, safe, high-quality, reliable drugs that meet a medical need must be the primary philosophy of regulatory science, but it cannot be done without reference to Health Economics. The course will review the importance and impact of healthcare in the economic activity, the functioning of the healthcare market and the health insurance market, the functioning of the pharmaceutical sector, the importance of innovation and the problems of incentives in the supply and demand of healthcare and pharmaceutical products.

Application Status
Open for Sept 2020
Dates 2021: The course will start in January and May 2021.

Study Mode
Online (live webinars) and self-directed learning

12 weeks
300 hours: 30 contact hours (live webinars) and 270 of directed self-learning.

Course Fee
€2,200 or early bird price: €1,950

Course Leaders
Prof. Mireia Jofre-Bonet and Prof. Lotte Steuten

Course contact for further information

Loji Thebe
T: 0121 345 9847

Awarding Institution
College of Medicine and Dentistry

Course Details

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

Understand the basic features of pharmaceutical markets, how pharmaceutical markets work and how competition manifests itself in different parts of pharmaceutical markets. Explain how the pharmaceutical market is linked to the health care market and why it is often the focus of much regulation, demonstrate good understanding of the economic and policy problems encountered in managing pharmaceutical markets, demonstrate understanding of the pharmaceutical markets from the perspectives of governments, third party payers, the pharmaceutical industry, doctors and patients, pharmacists and wholesalers. Understand the economics of pricing and reimbursing pharmaceutical products and comprehend the principles of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and its implementation.

The entry requirements for the course are:

(a) A level 6 degree in Pharmacy, Biomedical science, Medicine or equivalent,

(b) Competence in written and spoken English

  • Global public health, implementing change and health promotion
  • The Pharmaceutical market and its link with the health care market
  • Health economics, health policies and social justice
  • Pharmaceutical Economics and the different Policies
  • Current issues in health economic evaluations in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Pricing in pharmaceuticals industry
  • Health Economics in pharmaceutical industry and entrepreneurship
  • Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

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