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Course Description

The learner will know how to conduct various aspects of HTA with an emphasis on clinical and economic evaluation. It will also aid decision makers in understanding how to interpret data presented to them, as well as what a good HTA process requires and how this can be tailored to different settings.

Who is the target audience?

Healthcare professionals, Ministries of health, healthcare insurance

What am I going to get from this course?

  1. Describe what a 'good' HTA process looks like and why this is important for health policy decisions
  2. Understand what evidence is; how the individual need for evidence may differ among patients, providers, payers, and regulators; and how to identify and combine clinical research (ie, meta-analysis and modeling)
  3. Recognize best practices in the conduct and reporting of economic evaluation, and be able to conduct a trial- and modeling-based economic evaluation
  4. Be aware of other important factors in policy decision making (eg, societal value, patient perspectives, and ethical, legal, social and cultural implications of technology use, etc) and understand how these can be incorporated into an HTA process
  5. Appreciate different issues, as well as the importance of different perspectives, related to the use and conduct of HTA