PHAR 929 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Industry

This elective course is designed to provide an overview to the pharmaceutical industry including professional challenges and opportunities for pharmacists.  Students will learn various roles of pharmacists within the pharmaceutical industry.  Several functional departments including medical affairs, medical liaisons, healthcare economics, medical communications, medical information, operations & informatics will be discussed.  This course will illustrate various aspects of pharmaceutical commercialization from drug development and regulatory approval to marketing and sales.  This course will highlight steps necessary to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry.  Students will understand how pharmacists contribute their clinical knowledge to pharmaceutical industry, patient care, and members of the healthcare team on a broader scale and expanded professional path.