Introduction to Health Technology Assessment

Online Course

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Introduction to Health Technology Assessment

What is the course about?

Introduction to Health Technology Assessment
The course Introduction to Health Technology Assessment is an online class provided by The University of Glasgow through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn about health technology assessment (HTA) and quality of life (QoL), and how they’re used to decide which treatments to fund
Course description
  • Get an introduction to health technology assessment (HTA)
  • 3 weeks
  • 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.
  • A bit about you
  • What is HTA?
  • Examples of HTA
  • Principles and stages of HTA
  • Who conducts HTA?
  • Measuring quality of life
  • Whose health should we prioritise?
  • Decision making using HTA
  • Importance of perspective
  • Identifying relevant costs
  • Important research themes
  • HTA case study: findings and challenges
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The 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.

Prerequisites & Facts

Introduction to Health Technology Assessment

Course Topic

Healthcare & Medicine, Medical Technology

University, College, Institution

The University of Glasgow

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

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

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Introduction to Health Technology Assessment

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The University of Glasgow 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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