Context of the track
The vast array of available drugs and vaccines accentuate a clear need for drug designers, regulatory officers, pharmacovigilance experts at the one hand and pharmacists and other health care workers at the other hand to know the determinants and health impact of drug use in ageing populations. Pharmacoepidemiology is the scientific area that through valid research advances the understanding of these topics. The specific track Pharmacoepidemiology covers the basics of the field by combining, basic medicine, pharmacy, epidemiology, biostatistics and demography. Further, the track allows for broadening expertise in laboratory drug sciences during the minor research project. It addresses pharmacists and pharmaceutical industry professionals who are involved with drug development or post-marketing surveillance as well as other professionals in the health care sector with an interest in drug epidemiology.
'As a demographer and statistician, I enjoy improving the methods used to investigate the effects of pharmacoepidemiological interventions at the population level'.
Maarten Bijlsma, PhD Pharmacoepidemiology
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