Business as usual for Online Learning from HEDS

With most UK universities moving their teaching online during the coronavirus outbreak, ScHARR's HEDS group has a wealth of expertise as a provider of online courses, making the transition for our face-to-face courses relatively straightforward.

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Since 2011, HEDS has offered a fully online masters programme in the form of the MSc in International Health Technology Assessment and Reimbursement, and also offers two FREE online courses via Futurelearn- Measuring and Valuing Health, and Health Technology Assessment: Choosing which treatments get funded.

Our online MSc, PG Diploma and PG Certificate programmes offer students the ability to study flexibly, over a 2-4 year period, fitting study in around work and other life commitments. Online learning is not simply face-to-face teaching, digitised. It's a completely different approach to delivering our expertise, using short-format video, audio, online tasks, discussions and access to a vast e-Library of books, databases and journals to support independent learning.

ScHARR has no less than 3 learning technologists whose role is to ensure our online teaching runs smoothly and takes advantage of new technologies as they emerge, ensuring our students have the most straightforward and engaging learning experience.

If you want to try online learning yourself, you can enrol on our FREE courses now. Both courses are available to register, and Health Technology Assessment: Choosing which treatments get funded starts its current ‘live’ run on Monday 30th March 2020. You’ll be learning from world-leading experts in an accessible and enjoyable way, and it might just make you wonder how far online learning could take you!

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