Students Matriculating Prior to Fall 2016

The Pharmaceuticals Program gives students a solid foundation in pharmaceuticals while providing flexibility to tailor their coursework towards a specific career path in Policy, Industry, or Health Programs and Non-Governmental Organizations.

Requirements for Completion of Certificate

  1. Complete SPH PH740, Introduction to Pharmaceuticals and Public Health.
  2. Take at least 8 other credits of approved Pharmaceuticals Program courses and earn a minimum grade of B in all courses (please see the program web-site for up-to-date information about our approved  course listings).
  3. Actively participate in the seminar series throughout participation in the program.  We define this as attendance for at least 18 seminars. Students are of course encouraged to attend all of the seminars.
  4. Complete a practicum that has been approved – in advance – both by the Pharm Program Director and by the student’s advisor from their primary concentration.
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**All Students in the Pharmaceuticals Program must take PH740 (4cr) Pharmaceuticals in Public Health – an introductory course. The course counts towards the 12 credits needed to complete the program.**

Policy Track Core+ Courses

  • GH891 Global Pharmaceutical Policy: at the Intersection of Process and Politics
  • PM 802 Pharmaceutical Management, Policy and Practice in the 21st Century: A Case Study Approach
  • PM 811 Health Services Research and Methods

Policy Track Electives

Health policy

  • GH756 Analytical Methods for Pharmaceutical Systems Assessment***New course!
  • GH 757 Fighting Corruption Through Accountability & Transparency
  • GH891 Global Pharmaceutical Policy: at the Intersection of Process and Politics
  • LW 709 Health Care Rationing: Medicines, Markets and Morals
  • PM 733 Health Program Management
  • PM 735 Health Care Finance
  • PM 802 Pharmaceutical Management, Policy and Practice in the 21st Century: A Case Study Approach

Health services research methods

  • BS 810 Meta-Analysis for Public Health & Medical Research
  • PM 807 Introduction to Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
  • PM 811 Health Services Research and Methods
  • PM 833 Health Economics
  • PM 855 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and Decision Analysis (note prerequisites)

Pharmacovigilance

  • EP 748 Drug Epidemiology (note prerequisites)

Clinical trials

  • BS 722 Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials
  • EP 762 Clinical Epidemiology

Patent law

  • GH 885 Global Trade, Intellectual Property, and Public Health

Insurance systems

  • LW 830 Health Insurance, Health Reform, and the Law

Qualitative research

  • SB 818 Qualitative Research Methods

Industry Track Core+ Courses

  • BS 722 Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials
  • GH 800 Clinical Development of a New Medicinal: A Case Study About Licensing a New Vaccine for the Developing World
  • GMS CI 631 The Management of Clinical Research*
  • PM 802 Pharmaceutical Management, Policy and Practice in the 21st Century: A Case Study Approach

Industry Track Electives

Project management

  • GH 743 Implementing Health Programs in Developing Countries: Making Programs Work
  • GH 854 From Data to Dashboards: Building Excel Skills to Support Health Program Decisions
  • GMS CI 631 The Management of Clinical Research*

Discovery/development

  • GH 800 Clinical Development of a New Medicinal: A Case Study About Licensing a New Vaccine for the Developing World
  • GMS PM 881 Drug Discovery and Development*

Regulatory affairs and good clinical practice

  • LW 799 Research with Human Subjects: Legal and Ethical Issues

Clinical trials

  • BS 722 Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials
  • EP 762 Clinical Epidemiology

Intellectual property

  • GH 885 Global Trade, Intellectual Property, and Public Health

* Requires cross-registration with Graduate Medical Sciences here on the Medical Campus and approval for transfer of credits.

Service Delivery Track Core+ Courses

  • GH 743 Implementing Health Programs in Developing Countries: Making Programs Work
  • GH 744 Program Design for International Health
  • PM 802 Pharmaceutical Management, Policy and Practice in the 21st Century: A Case Study Approach
  • SB 818 Qualitative Research Methods
  • GH 722 Supply Chain Management

Service Delivery Track Electives

Project management

  • GH 743 Implementing Health Programs in Developing Countries: Making Programs Work
  • GH 744 Program Design for International Health
  • GH 762 Essentials of Economics and Finance for International Health OR GH 773: Financial Management for International Health (cannot take both for degree credit)
  • GH 854 From Data to Dashboards: Building Excel Skills to Support Health Program Decisions

Infectious diseases

  • EH 735 The Environmental Determinants of Infectious Diseases
  • EP 755 Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
  • EP 764 The Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in the Developed and Developing Worlds
  • EP 784 The Epidemiology of Tuberculosis in the Developed and Developing Worlds
  • GH 805 Controversies in Global Control and Eradication of Infectious Diseases

Rational drug management and medication adherence

  • GH 715 Antiretroviral Program Management and Adherence Issues in Low-Resource Settings

Vaccines

  • EP 730 Epidemiology of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  • GH 800 Clinical Development of a New Medicinal: A Case Study About Licensing a New Vaccine for the Developing World

Corruption

  • GH 757 Fighting Corruption Through Accountability & Transparency

Qualitative research

  • SB 818 Qualitative Research Methods