HAR6115: Economic Evaluation in International Health Technology Assessment (online)

The Economic Evaluation in International HTA (online) module is led by Simon Dixon and Phil Shackley. It runs in the Autumn semester and is worth 15 credits.

 


Overview

The Economic Evaluation in International HTA (online) module is led by Simon Dixon and Phil Shackley. It runs in the Autumn semester and is worth 15 credits.

It is one of the modules on:

This module is available as a CPD option

This module is not available as a DDP module


Introduction

Simon Dixon introduces his module on the International Health Technology Assessment course at the University of Sheffield.

This module introduces the concept of economic evaluation as applied to health technology assessment, the different types of evaluation that are available and the various stages and techniques that need to be applied to generate results.

The techniques will be matched against current practice guidelines in different jurisdictions so that students can understand the current policy context of the methods.

Also, as additional techniques are described, the strengths and weaknesses of each will be highlighted, with the students being encouraged to critically appraise their appropriateness to different contexts and jurisdictions.


Objectives

This module aims to provide students with a critical awareness and practical understanding of the principles and methodologies of economic evaluation as applied to international health technology assessment.


Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, a candidate will be able to:

  • Assess critically the principles and methods of economic evaluation
  • Apply a systematic understanding of economic evaluation to identify the appropriate methods to apply in specific contexts
  • Relate the methods of economic evaluation to current practice guidelines and critically appraise the appropriateness of the methods to specific policy contexts


Teaching methods

  • Bespoke online materials will provide the students with the principles and methods of economic evaluation
  • Formative theoretical and practical exercises at key points throughout the module will reinforce the online materials and provide practical experience of critical appraisal of economic evaluation methods, and how methods link to practice guidelines in different jurisdictions
  • Guided independent study will deepen understanding of the issues covered in the module

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Information last updated: 8 October 2021


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