Learning outcomes of the course unit
The teaching of Pharmacoeconomics (part of the integrated teaching Pharmacovigilance / Pharmacoeconomics) aims to provide knowledge about the basic principles of pharmacoeconomics and the core elements in pursuit of the correct decision-making processes in the field of pharmacoeconomic.
The course also provides the methodological tools and skills for the assessment of economic impacts related to pharmacological interventions and health.
Course contents summary
The health care spending. Health demand and supply.
The pharmaceutical expenditure and consumption of drugs in Italy.
The equivalent (generic) drugs.
The pharmacoeconomics: definition, objectives and perspectives.
The methods of analysis (cost-effectiveness analysis, cost-utility analysis).
Costs: survey and prospects.
The information sources.
Information on any textbooks and teaching materials will be provided directly by the teacher.
Through oral lectures will be presented and discussed matters relating to the course content.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam will be conducted through written examination.