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Measuring and Valuing Health

The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Health Care
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 3 weeks long

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How do we decide which drugs and treatments to fund?

Healthcare systems around the world are increasingly under pressure to fund drugs, treatments and other healthcare interventions.

On this course, you’ll learn how health outcome measures can help us to make more informed decisions about where to spend our limited healthcare budgets.

You can continue to learn about healthcare decision-making with our next course Health Technology Assessment (HTA): Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded.

This course will help you understand how and why choices about drugs and treatments have been made. It may inspire you to think about a career in healthcare, local decision making or academia.

You may even wish to take your learning further, with the University of Sheffield’s Masters degrees and short courses in areas such as health economics, public health and international healthcare technology assessment.

You can find out more about this subject in Dr Katherine Stevens’ post for the FutureLearn blog: “How do we make decisions in healthcare about which drugs and treatments to fund?

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Katherine Stevens

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Tamon K
4.0 10 months ago
by Tamon completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is a short course on QALYs. Further topics on HTA would be covered by "Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded" by the same University on FutureLearn.

Other course "Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded" on Coursera is also recommendable, especially if you wanted to learn both themes in one project.
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Snivy S
4.0 2 years ago
by Snivy completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It's a concise, bite-sized introduction to QALYs. Recommended if you want a quick course as it'll only take 3 to 5 hours in total. Excellent forums discussions in my session.
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