Drug Utilisation Studies: Introduction and Quantitative Methods

Practical Information

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

PharmaTrain Centre


Objectives: To understand the need to study how medicines are used. To describe the general characteristics of the different methods to study the use of medicines, and to identify them. To know the different methods and measures that allow quantitative approach to medicines utilisation. To carry out critical appraisal of quantitative drug utilisation studies. To design, to carry out and to analyze quantitative studies of medicines utilisation in different clinical settings. Topics covered: Measurement of drug use Overview of drug utilisation studies (DUS) Quantitative measures of drug utilisation. Design of quantitative DUS How to read papers on quantitative DUS

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