Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded

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Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded

What is the course about?

Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded
The course Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded is an online class provided by The University of Sheffield through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Before new drugs or treatments are adopted, their effectiveness and cost must be assessed. Find out how in this online course.
Course description
  • Why are some treatments made available to patients while others are not?
  • 4 weeks
  • Explore how Health Technology Assessment (HTA) informs decisions about whether we should have access to certain treatments. This course is based on the University of Sheffield’s online distance-learning programme, the MSc International Health Technology Assessment.
  • You can continue to learn about healthcare decision-making in our other online course Measuring and Valuing Health.
  • How do we know if the treatment is of benefit?
  • How can we make sense of all the evidence?
  • How is evidence of the cost of drugs used in HTA?
  • Explore the assessment process for a new health technology and how this applies to a potential decision outcome.
  • Explain the process behind decisions about which healthcare treatments are funded to a patient or member of the public.
  • Investigate a health technology assessment (HTA) and understand the evidence presented.
  • Contribute to an informed discussion about whether or not a new health technology is adopted and funded by the NHS, or other national healthcare system.
  • You may work in the medical or pharmaceutical profession or study a subject such as medicine, nursing, healthcare or health economics.
  • Or perhaps you’re a patient or an interested member of the public who wants to know the story behind the headlines. This course will help you to make an informed contribution to discussions about NHS decisions.
  • You should have an interest in healthcare decision making and, in particular, the economic aspects that this involves. No particular mathematical skills or previous economics experience are required, though a basic familiarity with healthcare research could be helpful. The course is accessible to anyone with a secondary or high school-level education.
  • You can find out more about some of the themes covered in this course in Claire Beecroft’s post for the FutureLearn blog: “Penny pinchers or NICE people? Why someone’s got to choose which treatments get funded.”
  • The University of Sheffield
  • The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.

Prerequisites & Facts

Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded

Course Topic

Healthcare & Medicine, Medical Technology

University, College, Institution

The University of Sheffield

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The University of Sheffield you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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Topic: Healthcare & Medicine, Medical Technology
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