PHR 556 - pharmacoepidemiology

Course lecturer :

  • Dr. Hanada Islim
  • Dr. Amira Gaber

Course assistant :

  • Ph. Ghada Issam
  • Ph. Heba Ossama

Course objectives :

    The course enables students to gain an understanding of important pharmacoepidemiological concepts and methods and how these methods can be applied to specific drug issues and pharmaceutical risk management. It also demonstrates an understanding of, and critically evaluates, issues surrounding the risks and benefits of drug use in humans including the cause, manifestations and consequences of adverse drug effects (ADEs), the manner of which these are detected and monitored. At last, it enables the students to assess and critically analyze the results of pharmacoepidemiological studies, including critical appraisal of the study question and study design.

Course description :

Introduction to Epidemiology Fundamental of pharmacoepidmeiology and pharmacoviglance Measures in Epidemiology and PE Epidemiological Study I and principle of sampling techniques Epidemiological Study II Epidemiological Study III Drug Approval process Discussion of assignment s Experimental study design (RCT) Potential errors in Epidemiological studies

Course assessment :

Assessment Work (%) Grade Semester Work 30% Interactive learning 10%…………………………..20marks Tutorial class work and assignment 20%……..40marks Mid-term Exam 20%……………………………………40marks Final Exam: 50% …………..………..………………………100marks

Recommended text books :

  1. Aschengrau A, Seage GR. Essentials of Epidemiology in public health. 3rd edition. Jones and Bartlett 2014.
  2. Macera AC, Shaffer RA,ShafferPM.Introduction to epidemiology “ distribution and determinant of Disease in Humans. Delamar Cengage learning. 2013.
  3. Strom BL, Kimmel SE, Hennessy S, editors. Pharmacoepidemiology. 5th edition WileyBlackWell 2012.
  4. Yi Yanag, Donna West-Strum. Understanding pharmacoepidemiology. Mc Graw Hill ,2011
  5. Leon Gordis. Epidemiology. Fifth edition Elsevier Saunders 2014