Coursework

The curriculum provides a comprehensive understanding of:

  • Health outcomes, including clinical effectiveness, safety, cost, and patient-reported outcomes
  • Unique value propositions relevant to payers, providers and regulators
  • Data storytelling and visualization to differentiate a pharmaceutical product or service
  • Communication tools such as value slide decks, formulary dossiers, abstracts, posters, and manuscripts that are compliant with regulations
  • Evidence synthesis through systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  • Levels of evidence, including randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses, prospective and retrospective observational studies, and economic modeling
  • Types of evidence derived at various phases of drug development and commercialization, from early discovery to post-approval market access

Coursework Titles & Credit Hours

Concentration Coursework*Certificate Coursework
Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy (POP) Foundations I (3 credits) Evidentiary Basis of Pharmaceutical Use (3 credits)
POP Foundations II (3 credits)Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis for Pharmaceutical Interventions (3 credits)
POP Seminar (1 credits) Applied Pharmaceutical Research Communications (3 credits)
Writing for POP (3 credits) Data Storytelling and Visualization (4 credits)
Electives (6 credits)Messaging Strategy and the Centrality of the Value Proposition (3 credits)
Total Credits - 16Total Credits - 16

*Required for all students in M.S. degree program, regardless of track

Required for students in the Pharmaceutical Value Assessment & Communication Track

Credit Hours

  • Grad certificate:  16 credits.  Tuition: 16 x $750 = $12,000
  • UF M.S. degree:  32 credits.  32 x $750 = $24,000
  • M.S.+MBA program:  52 credits (26 UF + 26 Stetson).  Tuition:  UF (26 x $750) + Stetson (26 x $1,050) =  $46,800
    • UF M.S. degree portion:  32 credits (26 UF credits + 6 Stetson transfer credits)
    • Stetson M.B.A. degree portion:  36 credits (26 Stetson credits + 9 UF transfer credits)