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 Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety course from Utrecht Summer School 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.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
1.5 ECTS credits
Students will learn about the typical problems and approaches to deal with these problems in the practice of pharmacoepidemiology.
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
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Take IELTS test
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