Why are some treatments made available to patients while others are not?
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 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.
This course provides an excellent introduction into the area of health technology assessment. It provides a good overview of the key principles, with plenty of opportunities for learning and discussion. The interactive nature of the course allows everyone to share their thoughts, views and opinions, which is a unique and fun way to learn.
This course should be appreciated for its exceptional clarity of contents, sequencing of topics and simple language being used to introduce the complex HTA discipline. Each module has been broken down into interesting bits and pieces which makes the participant to complete the topics without any exhaustion.
Girmacompleted this course, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This course is very intresting. I have learnt alot from it. Last year I have taken pharmacoeconomics course and I tried to learn, but on this course I familiarised in a good manner. I ould like if you give us introduction to economics.
Your mode of delivery as intersting. Generally, I would like to thank you.