Prerequisites: HMP students who have taken the two course economic sequence (HMP 600 & 663)
Description: The purpose of this class is for public health students to understand the role pharmaceutical products play in the US healthcare system by gaining a deeper comprehension of the drug research, development, approval, and reimbursement processes with an emphasis on the role of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research data.
Course Goals: • Obtain a thorough knowledge of the basic principles of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research and their role in drug development, approval, and reimbursement
• Gain a broad understanding of the drug development and approval process, including the roles of regulators and payers
• Understand what drives patient access and payer reimbursement
• Apply this knowledge to create a strategy for the development, approval, and reimbursement of a hypothetical drug