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Health Technology Assessment MSc/PgDip/PgCert

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    30 months

Course summary

This online Health Technology Assessment MSc programme will enable you to appraise evidence and understand the consequences of technology, then prioritise its use in order to better prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Our Masters in HTA focuses on the production, critical appraisal and use of scientifically rigorous research evidence, applied to a range of health-related areas. Health Technology Assessment (HTA) analyses relevant evidence and knowledge in order to understand the effects and consequences of healthcare technologies. It contributes to priorities and decisions in relation to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. If you are a recent graduate or you work in the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies or research, this programme will give you the practical skills to advance your career.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

Delivered by our College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, our Health Technology Assessment online Masters brings together internationally renowned experts and state-of-the-art facilities to improve health for humans and animals across the globe.

The College also provides innovative and research-led teaching for our students, preparing you for a wide variety of exciting careers.

  • The programme is delivered by the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) research team. Our academics are world-class experts in their field.
  • As well as being involved in research and teaching, the team is involved in HTA decision making at a national level.
  • Drawing on insights in data science, health economics, analytical decision modelling and patient-reported outcome measures, this programme will give you hands-on experience of the interconnected disciplines that are core to Health Technology Assessment.
  • The HEHTA team also drives key decisions and assessments for a range of international health agencies, ensuring our content is always up to date and relevant in the real world

Programme outcomes

  • Analyse the policy, principles, methods and analytical techniques appropriate for health technology assessment.
  • Discuss the role of health technology assessment in policy development.
  • Evaluate how the policy context varies between international regions and countries.
  • Explore health economics, statistical methods and analysis, outcome measurement, evidence synthesis, decision analytic modelling, economic evaluation and patient-reported outcomes to guide the principles of health technology assessment.
  • Critically assess the research methodologies used for informing priorities and decision making in health care systems.
  • Develop original and creative approaches to translate policy issues into research proposals to assess health technologies.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is growing in importance internationally and there is increasing demand for employees with relevant skills.

Graduates are well equipped with qualitative and quantitative research skills which are ideal for jobs in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and government information services/statistical agencies.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 15,000overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

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