Track Curriculum

To ascertain specialty-specific knowledge and skills, each specialty area in POP’s graduate program offers specialty-specific courses that are required in addition to POP’s core curriculum courses. For the pharmacoepidemiology track, required specialty-specific courses taught by POP faculty include:

  1. Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology (PHA 6891) 
  2. Intermediate Pharmacoepidemiology (PHA 6268)
  3. Measurement in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research (PHA 6717) 
  4. Advanced Pharmacoepidemiology (PHA 7807) 
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PHA 6891 – Fall, 1st year

Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology

Epidemiologic thinking and causation, measures of disease frequency and effect, types of epidemiological studies, bias and random error, confidence intervals and p-values, methods to control for confounding, biological and statistical interaction, use of regression, validity of measurement, clinical trials

PHA 6268 – Spring, 2nd year

Intermediate Pharmacoepidemiology

P-epi introduction, causal inference, cohort studies & new user design in CER, case-control studies, confounding & bias in P-epi (I &II), methods to handle biases at study design, methods to handle biases at analysis stage, meta-analysis, special topics

PHA 6717 – Fall, 2nd Year

Measurement in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research

Measurement of health outcomes from real-world data including patient-reported outcomes and clinical and administrative databases; biases arising from misclassification of exposure, outcomes and confounders and approaches to mitigate such biases including time-related biases in measurement and study design

PHA 7807 – Spring, 2nd or 3rd year

Advanced Pharmacoepidemiology

Overview on sources of biases and methods, time-varying exposure, survival analysis (I&II), propensity score methods (I&II), marginal structure model, instrumental variable, special biases and design approaches, special topics

Additional Courses in POP

  • PHA 6274 – Federal Regulations of Drugs and Pharmacy
  • PHA 6280 – Medicare and Medicaid
  • PHA 6291 – Pharmaceutical Health Care Systems
  • PHA 6899 – Advanced OB/GYN and Pediatric Pharmacoepidemiology

Students in this specialty area can also benefit from taking courses offered by other Colleges at the UF Health Science Center, such as:

  • PHC 6937 – Data Visualization in Health Sciences
  • PHC 6937 – Causal Inference 
  • PHC 6937 –Analytic Methods for Infectious Disease
  • PHC 6000 – Epidemiology Methods I
  • PHC 7017 – Advanced Epidemiology Methods Il
  • PHC 6194 – Spatial Epidemiology 
  • PHC 7038– Psychiatric Epidemiology
  • PHC 6937—Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology
  • STA 5503 – Categorical Data Methods
  • STA 5701 – Applied Multivariate Methods
  • STA 5856 – Applied Time Series Methods
  • GMS 6844 – Time Series and Quasi-Experimental Design for Health Outcomes Research
  • GMS 6885 – Research Designs in Health Outcomes and Policy
  • GMS 6835 – Health Outcomes Research in Children
  • GMS 6802 – Health Outcomes Research for Chronic Diseases