This course is an introduction to pharmacoepidemiology, which is the study of the use of and the effects of drugs in large numbers of people. The course will provide an overview of the principles of pharmacoepidemiology, sources of pharmacoepidemiology data, and special issues in pharmacoepidemiology methodology. It will review commonly used study designs, special topics, and advanced methodologies used in pharmacoepidemiology studies.
Upon completion of this course students will:
1. Be familiar with the basic principles and tools of pharmacoepidemiology.
2. Be comfortable with the various disciplines involved in developing pharmacoepidemiology research and health policy related to drug safety.
3. Be able to communicate important pharmacoepidemiology principles.