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.
What topics will you cover?
Week 1 – Introduction and what is HTA?
- A bit about you
- What is HTA?
- Examples of HTA
- Principles and stages of HTA
- Who conducts HTA?
Week 2 – Making decisions with HTA
- Measuring quality of life
- Whose health should we prioritise?
- Decision making using HTA
- Importance of perspective
- Identifying relevant costs
Week 3 – HTA in practice
- Important research themes
- HTA case study: findings and challenges
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
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.
Who developed 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.
LocationGlasgow, Scotland, UK
World rankingTop 70Source: QS World University Rankings 2020