Pharmaceuticals Management for Underserved Populations OpenCourseWare: Undergraduate Pharmaceuticals Management Free Online Course by Johns Hopkins University

Published Dec 17, 2008

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Learn how drugs are manufactured, procured and distributed through this free OpenCourseWare program covering the management of pharmaceuticals. Offered by Johns Hopkins University, 'Pharmaceuticals Management for Underserved Populations' provides a glimpse into the issues that surround pharmaceutical products, the cost of pharmaceuticals and policies affecting drug sales and distribution. This course requires no previous knowledge of the subject, and though it can be useful for public health professionals, it does not count as credit towards any major.

Pharmaceuticals Management for Underserved Populations: Course Specifics

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Pharmaceuticals Management for Underserved Populations: Course Description

This OpenCourseWare program from Johns Hopkins University's School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland, provides students with an understanding of the availability of drugs to certain underserved populations and the rationale behind the pharmaceuticals' distribution and availability. Students learn about ways to improve the drug supply, industry policies and reasons why some nations and locales don't have access to the drugs they need. Other topics include the overuse and underuse of pharmaceuticals as well as how the wrong drugs are distributed to underserved populations because due to a lack of training. Johns Hopkins University's professors David Peters, M.D., Dr.P.H. and Alan Lyles, S.C.D., M.P.H. teach this extra-departmental course, which has been adapted from its original form for online use.

The course provides lectures, notes, suggested readings and other study materials available for free online. Visit the pharmaceutical management for underserved populations course page.

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