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#HC-04-50 Introduction to Health Technology Assessment

  • Categories Creative Arts
  • Duration 24h
  • Total Enrolled 16
  • Last Update January 14, 2021

About Course

The University of Glasgow

Description

Get an introduction to health technology assessment (HTA)

This online course provides a short, interactive introduction to health technology assessment (HTA), based on the University of Glasgow’s successful online distance-learning programme, the MSc in HTA.

You’ll find out what health technology assessment is, and how it’s used to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new healthcare treatments.

You’ll look at the concept of Quality of Life (QoL) and how it’s measured, and explore the tough decisions governments face when choosing which treatments to fund.

 

Who will you learn with?

Jim Lewsey

Jim is a Professor of Medical Statistics at the University of Glasgow. Jim is programme director and teaches on the MSc in Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

 

 

Camilla Somers

Camilla is a research assistant at the University of Glasgow. She works primarily on the use of stated preference methodology and mixed methods to explore the economics of population health

 

 

Who developed the course?

University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

  • Established1451
  • LocationGlasgow, Scotland, UK
  • World rankingTop 70Source: QS World University Rankings 2020

 

What Will I Learn?

  • Describe the multidisciplinary nature of Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
  • Develop an appreciation for the diverse range of skills and knowledge involved at each stage of HTA
  • Explain the concept of quality of life and understand how it can be measured
  • Reflect that when working within a fixed health budget tough decisions have to be made
  • Explore the concept of cost-effectiveness and how that can assist in making tough decisions in HTA

Topics for this course

12 Lessons24h

Introduction to HTA?

Here we will learn a little about each other, introduce HTA and begin to explore HTA's underpinning methodologies.
WELCOME TO THE COURSE AND FUTURELEARN VIDEO (01:25)00:01:25
What is HTA?
INITIAL THOUGHTS OF HTA DISCUSSION
MEET THE TEAM VIDEO (05:48)
PRINCIPLES OF HTA ARTICLE
METHODS OF HTA ARTICLE
PROCESSES FOR CONDUCT OF HTA ARTICLE
USE OF HTAS IN DECISION MAKING ARTICLE

HTA: a further exploration?

Here we will continue our HTA journey by reviewing the stages of HTA and discussing a case study.

Student Feedback

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This course was very thorough and easy to understand.

Healthy is the most important thing in life. Good course.

It was the perfect level for me I learned a lot

It is an introduction to HTA. I would not expect more details. I hope there will be more free course about HTA that give more competitive skills.

The course was great! It really helped me understand the basic of health technology assessment. The contents gave a really good background regarding the field and the examples given were based on real-life situations and practice-based experiences.
I'm very glad can join this course because for now knowledge about it very important there is we must give service but also cost can be considered because the limit of financial

It was a great course and it helped me to have some foundation in order to developed more knowledge about HEOR.

$49

Material Includes

  • Official Certificate

Target Audience

  • Introduction to Health Technology Assessment is open to anyone. No prior experience or qualifications are necessary. It may be particularly useful to recent graduates, who are interested in health research, but not sure which next steps to take.
  • While the Educators themselves aren’t available to facilitate this run, we encourage you to engage with other learners and there are opportunities to do this throughout the course.