Case Studies in Medicines Risk Communication

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Commencing Date:
World Wide (Distance Learning)

Teaching Methodology:
Distance Learning
Credits :
Short courses (CPD): 3 ECTS credits

European Fees:
3000 EUR
Scholarship Possibilities:

Course Contact

Eu2P Office

+ (33) 5 57 57 92 57


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University Accreditation: Yes

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Objectives: To analyse and discuss notable examples with special attention to the risk communication aspects To analyse the role of media, internet, scientific journals, independent bulletin of information To measure the effectiveness of risk communication as a minimisation strategy and consider ways of improving its effectiveness Topics covered: Hepatitis B vaccine in France, pandemic influenza vaccines, HRT and cancer. What can we learn? What could have been done? Communication aspects based on drug withdrawals: e.g. rofecoxib, rosiglitazone, benfluorex. What can we learn? What could have been done? How to measure the effectiveness of risk communication

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