PC5520 - Pharmaceutical Public Health - Pharmacovigilance
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Medicine & Dentistry
Drug safety is a significant global issue and pharmacovigilance is defined as the
science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding and prevention
of adverse effects or other medication or drug-related problems. It has become an
integral component of many national public health programs and aims to improve patient
care and public health and safety in relation to medicines use and contribute to the
assessment of benefit, harm, effectiveness and risk of medicines, thereby encouraging
their safe, rational and effective use. This subject subject introduces the student
to the concepts, philosophies and practices of pharmacovigilance and their application
of a national and international basis.
- demonstrate a mastery and understanding of the principles and philosophies of drug
safety and pharmacovigilance;
- demonstrate and ability to critically analyse, review and evaluate national and international
directives, regulations and guidelines for pharmacovigilance;
- demonstrate an ability to critically analyse, review and develop strategies for the
establishment of pharmacovigilance programs at a health service or national level.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Dr Aaron Drovandi
||Mr David Herron, Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Mrs Robin Warren.
|Method of Delivery:
||WWW - LearnJCUandPrinted materials
||assignment (40%); project (60%).
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