MSc International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement (Distance Learning)

School of Health and Related Research, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

We tackle some of the world’s greatest health challenges to improve the health and care of people across the globe.

I love the University and Sheffield as a city. I did my undergraduate degree here and didn’t want to leave. Whilst what I learnt was related to public health, such as disease outbreak management, the problem solving skills can be applied to other areas in the future.”

Harriet Fidler, Postgraduate student in the School of Health and Related REsearch

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

This course is dedicated to the practical application of mathematical modelling to inform healthcare decision making. It bridges the gap between the underlying theory and application of mathematical modelling for decision making and more traditional health economics.

Governments, insurers, health care organisations and the pharmaceutical industry need to analyse the costs and benefits of health-related strategies.

Currently there is an international shortage of qualified specialists in this area. This course is ideal preparation for a career as a professional health economist or modeller.

The programme is suitable for those who wish to pursue careers as applied economists in the health sector or as the basis for doctoral research.

ScHARR postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Methods and Processes in International Health Technology Assessment
  • International Health Care Systems and Reimbursement
  • Cost-effectiveness Modelling in International HTA
  • Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis: Principles
  • Economic Evaluation in International HTA
  • Project

Optional modules

  • Using Evidence in the Design and Development of Models
  • Pharmaceutical Pricing
  • Randomised Controlled Trials to Support Reimbursement Decision Making
  • Utility and Patient Report Outcomes Data in HTA
  • Building Cost-effectiveness Models for HTA

Teaching

As a distance learning (DL) student, you do not attend the University in person. You study at your computer in your own time.

  • Online learning
  • Independent study
  • Live online webinars to allow interaction with course tutors and other students

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Project work

Course duration

2-4 years part-time (online)

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

You’ll gain an understanding of markets, pricing and customers needed for new product development in the health technology industry.

If you’re already working or aspire to work in the field of health technology assessment, this course will give you the training you need to progress your career or gain a post as a health technology evaluator or commissioner.

This course is taught entirely online. You’ll study part-time over two to four years. You do not need a UK study visa to take this online course.

ScHARR postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Methods and Processes in International Health Technology Assessment
  • International Health Care Systems and Reimbursement
  • Cost-effectiveness Modelling in International HTA
  • Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis: Principles
  • Economic Evaluation in International HTA
  • Project

Examples of optional modules

Choices include:

  • Using Evidence in the Design and Development of Models
  • Pharmaceutical Pricing
  • Randomised Controlled Trials to Support Reimbursement Decision Making
  • Utility and Patient Report Outcomes Data in HTA
  • Building Cost-effectiveness Models for HTA

Teaching and assessment

You will not attend the University in person. The course is taught entirely online, and you study at your computer in your own time.

The course is a mixture of online learning and independent study. We use customised online rooms within our Virtual Learning Environment to deliver course materials in an accessible and engaging format, including live online webinars allowing interaction with course tutors and other students.

Assessment is by coursework and project work.

Course duration

2-4 years part-time (online)

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree from a recognised university in a numerate subject.

Relevant subjects include economics, operational research, mathematics, statistics, industrial engineering, management science, physics or systems control.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Teaching Support Unit
E: scharrtu@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 5454

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.