Nov 27, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PST 320-01 - Applied Policy Analysis

4 credits (Fall)
This course will explore pharmaceutical policies, the issues that influence them, and the impacts that they have from a number of perspectives, informed by a range of disciplines, including chemistry and economics.  Topics to be examined include, but are not limited to, the funding and function of the drug development process, intellectual property rights for pharmaceuticals, generic drugs, pharmaceutical safety regulation, and affordability and access to essential drugs. While the focus will be on pharmaceutical policies of developed countries, the course will also consider the impact of these policies upon the developing world, as well as the challenges and considerations that developing countries face in formulating and implementing their own policies. The course will build on prior course work in policy studies. Core elements of the seminar include learning how policies and programs can be evaluated, asking if that information influences policy making, the role scientific research plays, and applying evaluation to the giving of policy advice.

Prerequisite: PST 220 , POL 220  or ECN 220 .
Instructor: B. Graham, Sieck