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Problems written for a Social Pharmacology course

Problems written for a course in Social Pharmacology. This broad-based course seeks to introduce students to social aspects of drug use. Amongst topics covered were epidemiological approaches (focussing on merits/demerits of diverse study designs), economic evaluation of drugs, pharmacovigilance, the nature of evidence in science and the law as well as drug utilisation in a cross-cultural context.

The TRIPSE problems for this particular course were varied, though in general they focussed on epidemiological issues as these were easier to frame in terms of problem-solving exercises. Again, I give examples of problems written and discuss the analysis of student responses for one particular problem in detail.


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