Health Technology Assessment (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is the assessment of relevant evidence and knowledge on the effects and consequences of healthcare technologies. It contributes to priorities and decisions in relation to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. This Masters in HTA focuses on the production, critical appraisal and use of scientifically rigorous research evidence, applied to a range of health-related areas.
The MSc HTA requires a total of 180 credits to be completed over the course of the degree. 60 credits from 3 core courses 60 credits from optional courses 60 credits from your research project.
The PgDip HTA requires a total of 120 credits to be completed over the course of the degree. 60 credits from 3 core courses 60 credits from optional courses
The PgCert HTA requires a total of 60 credits to be completed over the course of the degree. 60 credits from 3 core courses.
Each course involves recorded lectures and accompanying practical exercises. Each week the academic lead will contribute to and answer questions on a discussion board (NOTE: apart from 'Decision analytic modelling methods for economic evaluation' which is delivered face-to-face in Glasgow).
◾HTA: Policy and Principles (20 credits)
◾Statistical methods for HTA and evidence based medicine (20)
◾Health economics for HTA (20)
◾Foundations of decision analytic modelling (10)
◾Evidence synthesis (20) ◾Outcome measurement and valuation for HTA (10)
◾Analysis of linked health data (20)
◾HTA in a global context (20) ◾Survival analysis for HTA (10)
◾Qualitative research methods for HTA (10)
Optional course (delivered as face-to-face in Glasgow)
◾Decision analytic modelling methods for economic evaluation (20)