Cost Effectiveness Modelling for Health Technology Assessment
School of Health and Related Research,
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
The course is taught part-time, online, over two years.
The development and application of new health technologies is crucial to the future prosperity of both developed and developing nations. Health technology assessment (HTA), and the associated strategies for pricing technologies and obtaining reimbursement from purchasers, is a relatively new area of expertise.
From an industry perspective, the effective assessment, pricing and reimbursement techniques for health technologies are critical to bringing a technology to market and thus to corporate success. From the perspective of those charged with governing health technologies and reimbursing providers, evaluating the cost-effectiveness of health technologies is critical to equity and good governance of public monies.
The specific skills to undertake cost-effectiveness modelling, a key methodology within HTA, are highly technical and in high-demand within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. This course provides these skills. The online learning, part-time mode of delivery has been developed in response to a clear demand from the health technology industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostic technologies.
Continuing Professional Development
All modules on this course can be studied as standalone CPD modules. It is possible to complete standalone modules and then apply to transfer to an MSc/PGDip/PGCert qualification. Any time spent on the CPD route counts toward the time-limit a student has to complete their chosen qualification.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.
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.
2 years part-time
Our graduates typically work for
- Large and small, national and international pharmaceutical and devices companies
- Health economics consultancies (including being self-employed in this capacity)
- Health care providers and hospital organisations
- Government departments, ministries and agencies
- HTA agencies
Our students live and work all over the world. They are seeking to develop key skills to enhance their careers within HTA, market access, trial design and other aspects of health technology assessment in the private or public sector.
A 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent professional experience.
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 5454
Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.
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