Health Technology Assessment Course by University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is offering free online course on Introduction to Health Technology Assessment. Applicants will learn about health technology assessment (HTA) and quality of life (QoL), and how they’re used to decide which treatments to fund.

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. This course will start on August 21, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 3 weeks
Effort: 4 hours/week
Subject: Introduction to Health Technology Assessment
Institution: University of Glasgow and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on August 21, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities and is striving to change the world with its expertise. Its annual earnings for research are £175m, which means that it can make important discoveries, whether that’s finding a way to detect malaria in minutes, or contributing to the biggest particle physics experiment in the world: the Large Hadron Collider.

About This Course

Students will find out what health technology assessment is, and how it’s used to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of new healthcare treatments.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Requirements

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.

Instructors

Jim Lewsey

Jim is a Reader in Medical Statistics at the University of Glasgow. Jim is programme director and teaches on the MSc in Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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