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[e-drug] Short Course: Quality of Medical Products & Public Health- University of Oxford

E-DRUG: Short Course: Quality of Medical Products & Public Health- University 
of Oxford
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17-21 September 2018 at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK

We are pleased to post a reminder about the fourth Course on Medicine Quality 
and Public Health, that has been held at the London School of Hygiene and 
Tropical Medicine and Boston University School of Public Health in previous 
years. Further details of the course are available at :

https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/quality-of-medical-products-and-public-health#application

It is being held in the week before  the Conference Medicine Quality and Public 
Health also in Oxford. Please see:

www.tropicalmedicine.ox.ac.uk/medicinequality2018/<http://www.tropicalmedicine.ox.ac.uk/medicinequality2018/>

There is increasing interest in the neglected subject of poor quality 
medicines/medical products, their epidemiology, origins, detection and impact 
and how to intervene to reduce their frequency. Poor quality medicines 
especially affect vulnerable populations in financially poor countries and 
although access to medicines has rightly been highlighted, access to good 
quality medicines has not.

There is a need to foster greater interest to help build evidence for informing 
policy and build research capacity for the future – from chemical analysis 
innovation to legal analysis to mapping, epidemiology and public perceptions.
However, the subject rarely appears in the curriculum of public health 
undergraduate or postgraduate courses.  

The course aims:

A/  To bring together a diversity of faculty and those interested in the 
subject (from public health, pharmacy, biomedical, chemist and law etc 
backgrounds, including undergraduate/postgraduate students) to learn and 
discuss together. As the field is a young one both groups will benefit from 
this discussion

B/ To discuss a wide range of relevant topics - including definitions, law, 
epidemiology, public health impact, ethics, chemical analysis, regulation, 
perceptions and potential interventions.

There will be group discussions and group practicals, including hands-on use of 
medicine quality analysis techniques, between the formal teaching.

The course is open to a maximum of 25 people interested in the subject and who 
have sufficient spoken and written English skills (e.g. An IELTS score of > =6)

If there are insufficient applications by 15th May we will have to cancel the 
course - so please apply soon!

Would be grateful if you could pass this message on to all who might be 
interested.

Very best wishes,

Paul Newton & Céline Caillet

MORU Tropical Health Network and Infectious Diseases Data Observatory, 
University of Oxford
Paul Newton <Paul.Newton@tropmedres.ac>
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