Deadline: 19 April 2020 - Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation - WHO, WIPO, WTO Executive Course on the intersections between public health, intellectual property and trade
The purpose of this course is to give you an overview of the interplay between the distinct policy domains of health, trade and intellectual property. The course describes how they affect access to, and influence innovation in medical technologies. The course was developed by, and draws together the respective areas of expertise of the World Health Organization (WHO), WIPO and the World Trade Organization (WTO). It is based on the joint WHO, WIPO, WTO Study Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation.
Curriculum: The executive level course consists of the following topics and a final exam:
- Policy context for action on innovation and access
- Issues on access from a public health perspective
- Health systems-related determinants of access
- Issues on innovation and public health with a focus on neglected diseases
- The role of intellectual property in innovation and access
- Trade related issues and access to health-related products
The final exam for this course is comprised of a series of multiple choice questions. A fixed amount of time is allocated for participants to complete and submit the exam on-line.
The target audience for this course primarily includes technical professionals such as patent examiners, health policymakers and their assistances, drug procurement specialists, IP specialists and senior students.
Recommended Prior Knowledge: It is recommended that participants have basic knowledge of Intellectual Property and how it relates to health and trade issues, at policy level.
Duration: This course requires approximately 10 hours of study time.
- Registration : 09-Mar-2020 - 19-Apr-2020
- Course : 01-Apr-2020 - 07-May-2020
- Next Exam : 30-Apr-2020 - 06-May-2020