PHARMACY OUTCOMES AND POLICY (DPOP)

DPOP 801. Economics and Behavior of the International Pharmaceutical Industry. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the empirical investigation of the economic and health impact of major pharmaceutical policies, regulations, market conditions, prescription drug use, and pharmaceutical care.

DPOP 803. Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmaceutical Use. 3 Credits.

This course will draw upon medical sociology and health psychology to familiarize students with core theories, research, measures, and design issues relevant to conducting social/behavioral research in pharmaceutical use.

DPOP 804. Introduction to Healthcare Database Research. 3 Credits.

Course will provide foundational knowledge for using administrative health care claims and other relational data for health services research. Students will learn to: manage large databases in SAS, identify key variables in administrative data, and design and implement a study protocol.
Same as: HPM 804.

DPOP 805. Patient-Reported Outcomes: Theory, Methods, and Applications. 3 Credits.

Course examines theoretical and methodological issues related to the assessment of patient reported outcomes, including health-related quality-of-life, in pharmaceutical research. Current and potential applications are highlighted.

DPOP 806. Pharmaceutical Policy. 3 Credits.

Course examines policies that influence pharmacy. Structured methods of policy analysis are examined and used to assess theoretic and analytic applications for evaluating pharmaceutical policy.

DPOP 870. Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, introductory statistics and research methods coursework. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the required preparation. This is an intermediate-to-advanced-level applied and contemporary research methods class for students to build methodological and analytical knowledge to conduct high quality studies in evaluating pharmaceutical treatment utilization and outcomes.

DPOP 872. Proposal Writing in DPOP. 3 Credits.

How to write research proposals, including dissertation grants.

DPOP 899. Seminar. 1 Credit.

Forum for scholarly discussion of policy issues, research ideas and methods, campus and industry research resources, and the presentation of ongoing research. In addition to presentations by DPOP faculty and students, seminar will include presentations from invited researchers from industry, managed care, foundations, health care organizations, clinicians, and other departments.

DPOP 900. Introduction to Research in DPOP. 2-3 Credits.

This course offers students the opportunity to work with a faculty mentor on a research project.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

DPOP 901. Selected Topics in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. 1-3 Credits.

A reading and/or special projects course for both undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing additional work in the administrative and social sciences as they pertain to pharmacy practice. One to three hours a week.

DPOP 902. Methods in Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research. 3 Credits.

Includes formulating a research question, stating aims and hypothesis. Students are introduced to formulating a research strategy to write the background of the protocol, developing a research methodology, addressing measurement issues, selecting an appropriate design, and performing statistical analysis and power calculations. Three lecture hours a week.

DPOP 991. Research in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. 1-6 Credits.

Consists of laboratory work, conferences with the major professor, and library investigations relating to research.

DPOP 993. Master's Research and Thesis. 3 Credits.

A minimum of six hours of thesis credit must be taken in order to complete the requirements for the master's degree.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

DPOP 994. Doctoral Research and Dissertation. 3 Credits.

There is no limit to the number of dissertation hours that can be taken; however, no more than six hours may be applied to the minimum of 45 hours needed to satisfy graduation requirements.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.