HAR690: Short Project


Introduction

This is the project for the MSc in International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement. It is designed to allow students to integrate their knowledge acquired throughout the MSc, using a real or hypothetical case study of a health technology submitted for reimbursement to a health service commissioning authority.

Objectives

This unit aims to integrate students' understanding of the processes involved in developing a health technology and bringing it successfully to market, and offer a critical assessment of these processes and their role in governing health technologies across multiple jurisdictions

Learning outcomes

By the end of the project students will be able to:

  • Assess the evidence presented in support of a new health technology, from the point of view of a reimbursement authority.
  • Present a written evaluation of the various considerations required to approve reimbursement of a health technology
  • Appraise critically the processes for assessing new health technologies across multiple jurisdictions.

Teaching Methods

Three online supervisory meetings will support students as they develop their value case study, and their critical appraisal of international health technology assessment processes.

Independent study will enable students to deepen and broaden their understanding of international health technology assessment, enabling them to complete the project report.

Expectations

Guided independent study will enable students to deepen and broaden their understanding of international health technology assessment, pricing and reimbursement, enabling them to complete the value case. Approximately 300 hours of study time.

Assessment guidelines

A 6000-word project report will assess the various considerations that a reimbursement authority would address when assessing a new health technology, and offer a critical view of the processes involved in HTA across multiple jurisdictions.

The pass mark is 50%.