Click here for all of ScHARR's Short CoursesCORONAVIRUS AND THE IMPACT ON ScHARR SHORT COURSES - UPDATE 27.03.20

Due to the current Covid-19 situation and the increased social distancing measures, we have cancelled all ScHARR short courses scheduled to take place up to the end of May 2020. 

Current delegates should have received an email confirming this, and will be contacted again once rescheduled dates have been confirmed.

The situation is changing daily, and we are closely monitoring the situation, and if future courses require the need to be reschedule, we will inform current delegates, and update our webpages, at the earliest opportunity.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but I am sure you will understand that the safety and welfare of yourselves, our staff and students are our priority at this difficult time.

ScHARR is an International Centre of Excellence for Health Technology Assessment (HTA)Health Economics and Decision ModellingHealth Services Research and Public Health. We have over 20 years’ experience of providing worldwide knowledge transfer activities in the health and social care sector.

We recognise the pressures of studying and working at the same time. Short courses offer a flexible and alternative approach that can be completed to suit your work schedule. We offer variety in our portfolio of learning that will help you develop new analytical skills, in-depth disciplinary knowledge and the capacity to deploy critical thinking, all of which are essential to work effectively in health related organisations in a globalised world.

Knowledge Exchange (KE) allows us to utilise the impact of ScHARR’s research by applying our expert knowledge and skills in the real world of health and social care. Our support covers private industry, public and third sectors as well as other policy, decision-making and academic collaborations in health.

Our current program of short courses is below, but if you are interested in something not listed below, or would like to discuss us bringing one of our courses to you, please contact ScHARR Short Course Unit to discuss a bespoke course. 

All courses offer an early bird rate (EBR), a discount price of at least £100!, for booking before the given date. You can also get group booking discounts of 20% for bookings of 4 or more people (booking on to the same course, at the same time), please contact ScHARR Short Course Unit  to discuss further.

ScHARR Short Courses 2020 - 2021:

The Application of Psychometrics for Measuring Health Outcomes and Quality of Life - Part 1

Monday, 1st - Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

The Application of Psychometrics for Assessing Health Outcomes and Quality of Life - Part 2

Wednesday, 3rd - Friday, 5th June 2020

Cluster Randomised Trials Design and Analysis (NEW for 2020)

Wednesday, 17th June 2020

Rapid Review Methods

Thursday, 18th June 2020

Introduction to Applied Statistics (NEW for 2020)

Wednesday, 24th - Friday, 26th June 2020

Mixed-methods Approaches To Evidence Research in Europe (MASTERIE) (NEW for 2020)

Tuesday, 30th June - Wednesday, 1st July 2020

Systematic Approaches to Searching for Evidence (NEW for 2020)

Wednesday, 1st July 2020

Scoping Reviews, Mapping Reviews and Evidence Gap Maps (NEW for 2020)

Thursday, 9th July 2020

Introduction to Meta-analysis (NEW for 2020)

Tuesday, 14th - Wednesday, 15th July 2020

Evidence Synthesis of Qualitative Research in Europe (ESQUIRE) 2020

Tuesday, 8th - Thursday, 10th September 2020

How to Critically Appraise Research

Tuesday, 22nd September 2020

Designing Qualitative Research with Randomised Controlled Trials (NEW for 2020)

Tuesday, 29th September 2020

An Introduction to the Diversity of Qualitative Research Methods PART 1 (Previously ERA)

Tuesday, 6th October 2020

Qualitative Research Methods:  Advanced Theory and Practice PART 2 (Previously ERA)

Wednesday, 7th October 2020

Advanced Simulation Methods

Tuesday, 13th - Thursday, 15th October 2020

Introduction to Adaptive Designs with Application (NEW for 2020)

Monday, 9th - Tuesday, 10th November 2020

ScHARR Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis

Tuesday, 27th - Thursday, 29th April 2021

Developing Complex Interventions to Improve Health (NEW for 2020) - NEW DATE TBC


Real World Evaluations: Ten Key Principles for Evaluating Complex Health and Social Interventions - NEW DATE TBC


Introduction to 'R' - NEW DATE TBC


The Identification and Review of Evidence to Inform Cost Effectiveness Models - NEW DATE TBC


Utility Data for Health Technology Assessment - NEW DATE TBC