units

ECC5971

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Economics
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Silva Zavarsek

Synopsis

The economics of the pharmaceutical industry including the market for pharmaceuticals and its regulation internationally and in Australia. Principles of economic evaluation of the costs and outcomes of pharmaceutical products, and provides a guide to best practice with particular emphasis on clinical trials and protocol design.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. economic analysis in the pharmaceutical industry
  2. structure of the pharmaceutical industry and the inter-relationship between the nature of the product, market structure and government regulation
  3. impact of government intervention in the pharmaceutical industry including alternative regulatory regimes
  4. role of economic evaluation in promoting the efficient use of drugs
  5. economic analysis of drugs alongside clinical trials, including techniques of health outcome measurement.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Prohibitions

ECX9710