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.

Our current program of short courses is below, but if you are interested in something not listed below please contact us to discuss a bespoke course.  All courses offer an early bird rate (EBR), a discount price for booking before the given date. You can also get group booking discounts, please contact us to discuss further.

For further information, making bookings or requesting a bespoke course please contact us via email at or call +44 (0)114 222 2968.

Current ScHARR short courses:

Evidence Synthesis of Qualitative Research in Europe (ESQUIRE 2017)

Monday, 4th - Wednesday, 6th September 2017

A Guide to doing Mixed Methods in the Health Sciences

Thursday, 5th October 2017

Experiential Research Approaches (ERA): Qualitative Methods using Observation, Description and Interpretation

Monday, 20th - Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Advanced Simulation Methods


Real World Evaluation: Ten Key Principles for Evaluating Complex Health and Social Interventions

Thursday, 1st - Friday, 2nd February 2018

The Identification and Review of Evidence to Inform Cost Effectiveness Models

Tuesday, 6th February 2018

Utility Data for Health Technology Assessment

Monday, 12th - Tuesday 13th March 2018

ScHARR Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis Short Course

Tuesday, 17th - Thursday, 19th April 2018

An Introduction to using Social Media to Communicate Research

Tuesday, 15th May 2018

Rapid Review Methods

Thursday, 17th May 2018

An Advanced Guide to using Social Media and the Web to Communicate and Measure your Research Impact

Thursday, 21st June 2018

Future ScHARR short courses:

How to Critically Appraise Research


How to Quickly Synthesise Research


The Application of Psychometrics for Measuring Health Outcomes and Quality of Life - Basic/Intermediate (Part 1)


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


FRCEM Critical Appraisal preparatory Course


Telehealth and Telecare: the Future of Healthcare - What you can do now, and where it can go in the future


Fundamentals of Health Needs Assessment for Health Planning and Management


The 'How to' of Randomised Controlled Trials