COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics - Theory
Year Taught: 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
5
Degree: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School: 
School of Pharmacy
Campus: 
Kochi

'Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacoeconomics - Theory' is a course offered in the fifth year of Pharm. D. program at School of Pharmacy, Health Sciences campus, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Course Duration: 2 Hrs./Week

  1. Pharmacoepidemiology :

    Definition and scope: Origin and evaluation of pharmacoepidemiology need for pharmacoepidemiology, aims and applications.

    Measurement of outcomes in pharmacoepidemiology
    Outcome measure and drug use measures
    Prevalence, incidence and incidence rate. Monetary units, number of prescriptions, units of drugs dis- pensed, defined daily doses and prescribed daily doses, medication adherence measurement

    Concept of risk in pharmacoepidemiology: Measurement of risk, attributable risk and relative risk, time-risk relationship and odds ratio

    Pharmacoepidemiological methods
    Includes theoretical aspects of various methods and practical study of various methods with the help of case studies for individual methods
    Drug utilization review, case reports, case series, surveys of drug use, cross – sectional studies, cohort studies, case control studies, case –cohort studies, meta – analysis studies, spontaneous reporting, pre- scription event monitoring and record linkage system.

    Sources of data for pharmacoepidemiological studiesAd Hoc data sources and automated data systems.

    Selected special applications of pharmacoepidemiology Studies of vaccine safety, hospital pharmacoepidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology and risk management, drug induced birth defects.

  2. Phrmacoeconomics:

    Definition, history, needs of pharmacoeconomic evaluations

    Role in formulary management decisions

    Pharmacoeconomic evaluation

    Outcome assessment and types of evaluation

    Includes theoretical aspects of various methods and practical study of various methods with the help of case studies for individual methods:

    Cost – minimization, cost- benefit, cost – effectiveness, cost utility

  3. Applications of Pharmacoeconomics

    Software and case studies