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HSC8008 : Global Health Policy and Medicine Use

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module will take a public health and social science perspective to understand global health policy and regulation related to medicine use. It will enable students to describe and understand the global drug supply chain and the role of WHO and national governments in promoting rational medicines and the numerous barriers to access to safe, rational and affordable medicines.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       WHO's approach to governing safe and rational access to medicines
•       International and national regulatory apparatuses
•       The global drug development and supply chain
•       The role of clinical trials in ensuring that medicines are safe and effective
•       National and global pharmacovigilance systems
•       Barriers to access to essential and rational medicines
•       Social and Cultural Aspects of Medical Technologies

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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