Course Content
The following topics will be covered:
  • Regulation of marketing approval or registration of medicines.
  • The impact of intellectual property rights and their flexibilities.
  • Regional and bilateral trade agreements.
  • Global health ethics, and their implications for access to medicines policy. The impact of these regimes on human rights, in particular, the right of access to health care.
  •  Innovations in research & development in medicines and their impact on neglected diseases.
  • Case studies will focus on the dangers to access of introducing anti-counterfeiting legislation, and opportunities for using competition policy and law to enhance access.

The course will run from 5 November – 16 November 2012 from 08:00 – 16:00 at the Howard College Campus, UKZN, Durban, South Africa.

The Certificate in Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines is a UKZN qualification certified by SAQA.

Information on the course, fees and application forms can be viewed online, for more information contact Mrs Reshmi Reddy of UKZN Extended Learning on +27(0)31 260 1234 or e-mail:  

Closing date for applications: 14 September 2012

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