May 11, 2021  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BW 741 - Introduction to Therapeutic Areas

This course focuses on 22 important disease states or conditions within 8 therapeutic areas. These disease states were chosen because of their market impact, not necessarily because of their relative clinical importance. The course covers the medical basis of each disease state and the important therapeutic classes of drugs used to treat it. Each disease state will be explored in terms of its qualitative and quantitative descriptors, epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical course. The analyses of treatments will follow the “STEPS” approach that considers each agent’s Safety, Tolerability, Efficacy, Pricing, and Simplicity profile. The evidence basis for their efficacy claims are explored in the light of clinical usefulness and comparative effectiveness.

Prerequisites & Notes
(Prerequisite: BW 704 or permission of program director)

Credits: 3