Courses

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. Through tailoring their electives, students have the opportunity to identify and acquire the specific skill-sets they plan to use after graduation. Throughout the program, students complete a mixture of elective courses totaling 12 credits.

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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