All courses are considered elective options as long as prerequisites are complete, if applicable.
Full Course List
This is the first course in a two‐course series designed to provide students in the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with Focus on Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy an overview of drug discovery, development, approval, marketing, regulation, and use in the United States. This course is designed to show how all the pieces of the “U.S. medication system” fit together.
The second course in a two-course series designed to provide students in the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with Focus on Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy an overview of drug discovery, development, approval, marketing, regulation, and use in the United States. This course is designed to show how the pieces of the “U.S. medication system” fit together.
Previously Managed Care Pharmacy Operations. The purpose of this course is to build upon managed care pharmacy principles to introduce students to the related applicable operations of managed care organizations (MCOs) and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).
Previously Managed Prescription Drug Systems. This course builds on PHA  Pharmacy Benefit Design and Management and PHA  Managed Care Pharmacy Operations by probing deeply into solving the most complex problems facing managed prescription drug programs.
This elective course in the Master of Science with a focus in Patient Safety in Medication Use will provide the participant with an overview of current medication safety technology being used in healthcare today.
This course covers the essentials of health technology assessment (HTA) as applied to pharmaceuticals. The purpose of HTA is to assess a pharmaceutical treatment’s comparative benefits, costs, and value.
This course challenges students to think about the development of public policy positions and the articulation of organizational policy positions.
This course emphasizes the role of the legislative, executive and judicial branches of state and federal government in the establishment of standards for pharmacy practice and drug distribution.
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the regulation of drug products by the US Food and Drug Administration.
The Federal Controlled Substances Act, regulations promulgated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and judicial interpretations of controversies in this area.
This course teaches students the fundamental components and practical considerations for managed prescription drug benefit programs across commercial, Medicaid, Medicare, and exchange books of business.
The purpose of this course is to introduce basic concepts in bioethics and provide an opportunity for discussing important ethical issues and controversies in modern healthcare, especially those that relate to the use of pharmaceuticals
This course is designed to provide an understanding of state licensure and standards setting for health care professions and practice sites.
The 29th Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Seminar will examine the business, economic, and ethical aspects of prescription drug pricing in the context of the complex reimbursement system.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to Medicare and Medicaid. Areas covered include costs and financing of the programs, eligibility, program administration, and benefits. Relationships between state and federal agencies will be explored.
Previously Commercial Applications of Pharmacoeconomic Principles. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental methods of pharmacoeconomic analysis. The class will focus on the theory, methods and application of technology assessment in health care.
The purpose of this course is to analyze health care markets by using microeconomic tools. The course will explore the special features and complexities of health care markets and will focus on the analysis of consumption, production, and distribution of health and health care services with an emphasis on pharmaceutical products and services.
This course delves into the economic principles and issues of health care in the US. It provides a perspective of the influencing forces, reimbursement models, market development and health care finance applied to various work settings.
The purpose of this course is to enable students to be able to participate in and complete
systematic reviews for pharmaceutical interventions and to complete meta-analyses.
The overall goal of the course is to familiarize students with methods and tools to evaluate and select patient-centered pharmacy services, drugs and other medical technologies.
This course introduces biostatistical concepts and methods used in pharmacy and medical literature. The overall goal of the course is for students to develop the ability to critically evaluate the statistical tests and results of relevant literature to identify findings that have implications for their practice.
This course will describe the concept of pharmaceutical value from the viewpoint of the health care provider, the consumer, and the payer. Students will learn about various types of research communications for each audience and their applicable rules and regulations. The course will also emphasize giving and receiving feedback and incorporation of value messaging into all pharmaceutical research communication.
This course will explore the methodologies through which patient safety and quality improvement studies are designed and executed.
This course will provide students with an understanding of the principles and empirical methods to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses using decision-analytic modeling tools.
This course will introduce students to basic epidemiology principles with a particular focus on how they are applied to pharmaceuticals.
This course will prepare the student to apply practical strategies for medication error prevention.
Communication entails control: crafting a message such that a reader understands what a writer intends. We will use the pharmacy literature to identify how texts are made for different audiences, then use the literature to write evidence-based prose. The ultimate goal of the class is to develop (or polish) a suite of literacy skills useful for professional communication.
In this course, the student will address the critical concepts and theories of value proposition to get to the core of marketing strategies. The course incorporates active learning projects for the development, measuring, testing, and production of an innovation, service, or feature intended to make a company or product more attractive to customers. The student will learn how to strategize and create relevant and compelling narratives that are unique and cutting-edge.
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of effective data-driven storytelling and communications. The students will learn how to detect and articulate the stories behind data sets and communicate data findings in visual, oral, and written contexts for various audiences and publics. The students will gain an understanding of Tableau, a data visualization tool.