Foundations II focuses on the drug use system after a drug is marketed. Foundations of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy II is the second course in a two-course series designed to provide students in the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a Focus on Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy an overview of drug discovery, development, approval, marketing, regulation, and use in the United States. The Foundations courses are designed to show how the “US medication system” pieces fit together and introduces issues that are developed in detail in the Master of Science tracks (i.e., Applied Pharmacoeconomics, Managed Care Pharmacy Systems, Medication Safety and Quality Systems, Pharmaceutical Regulation, and Pharmaceutical Value Assessment and Communications). The Foundation courses can be taken in any order.
In addition to recorded video lectures and online weekly class meetings, this course will include mandatory readings from various sources and perspectives. It provides a balanced view of controversial topics and invites discussion using the presented content, supplemental information posted to the Discussion Boards, and students and faculty experiences. This course’s concepts and principles will provide perspectives for students’ various chosen specialty areas, which will be addressed in courses that follow this foundational course.
*Please note that this syllabus is subject to change. Use the updated syllabus in Canvas as the official course syllabus.