Courses of Instruction
Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (PMEP)
PMEP 509 Research Design (4, Fa) Introduction to the concept of research design and examples of the variant research methods utilized in the field. Both the conceptual and practical issues of research including development of the research question, selection of appropriate methods, data sources and analytic approaches to address the research question will be addressed.
PMEP 519 Survey Research and Quality of Life Assessment (4, Sp) Skills to develop and assess surveys which are integral in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy research. Prerequisite: PMEP 509; recommended preparation: biostatistics, econometrics.
PMEP 529 Risk, Probabilities and Preferences (4, Sp) Analysis of economic and psychological constructs of risks, probabilities, and health related preferences and utilities.
PMEP 534 Health Economics I (4, Fa) Techniques of microeconometric analysis to inform health policy. Topics include: demand for health, medical care, and insurance, risk selection, medical innovation. Recommended Preparation: ECON 503 and ECON 514.
PMEP 538 Pharmaceutical Economics (4, Sm) Introduction to pharmacoeconomics with special emphasis on the role of pharmaceuticals and the pharmaceutical industry, insurance, managed care, regulation and pricing. Prerequisite: ECON 500.
PMEP 539 Economic Assessment of Medical Care (4, Fa) Principles of cost-benefit analysis and medical cost-effectiveness analysis with applications in medical care and the pharmaceutical field. Prerequisite: ECON 500 and ECON 581.
PMEP 544 Health Economics Il (4, Sp) Second of part series in techniques of microeconometric analysis to inform health policy. Topics include: patents and innovation, pharmaceutical regulation, hospital competition, physician practice. Recommended Preparation: ECON 503, ECON 514, and PMEP 534.
PMEP 549 Applied Pharmacoeconometrics (4, Sp) Use of quantitative models to describe and analyze pharmaceutical and health care markets; experimental design/power calculations; survival models; multiple indicator models; qualitative and limited dependent variables models; estimation and application of such models to selected problems. Prerequisite: ECON 615.
PMEP 590 Directed Research (1-12, FaSpSm) Research leading to the master’s degree. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.
PMEP 594abz Master’s Thesis (2-2-0, FaSp) Credit on acceptance of thesis. Graded IP/CR/NC. Prerequisite: completion of all required course work for the M.S. degree.
PMEP 698 Seminar in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy (4, max 8, FaSp) Current research in pharmaceutical economics and policy presented by outside scholars, faculty and students. Graded CR/NC.
PMEP 790 Research (1-12) Research leading to the doctorate. Maximum units which may be applied to the degree to be determined by the department. Graded CR/NC.
PMEP 794abcdz Doctoral Dissertation (2-2-2-2-0) Credit on acceptance of dissertation. Graded IP/CR/NC.