An Introduction to Health Technology Assessment

Organisation: 
McGill University
Subject: 
General HTA
Course outline: 
Modern health technologies, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, have been revolutionizing health-care delivery over the last century. However, increased reliance on these technologies has been an important contributor to rising health-care costs. This has led to an interest in evidence-based decision-making to support the introduction of technologies into routine practice and evaluation of existing technologies. Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a multi-disciplinary field that uses methods from Clinical Research, Health Economics and Health Policy to summarize evidence from research studies in a form useful to policy makers. This short course will introduce students to some of the basic concepts in health technology assessment - the need for HTA, producers of HTA, components of a HTA (systematic reviews, meta-analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, decision making) and the impact of HTA.
Type of training: 
Short course (4 days total)
Delivery mode: 
Face to face
Language: 
English
City: 
Montreal
Location: 
Canada
Cost: 
Paid
Last updated: 
14/06/2017