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
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?
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.