MSc in Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment 

The MSc in Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) aims to further students' knowledge and understanding of basic and advanced issues in the economic evaluation of health technology assessment through high quality training in relevant theoretical and practical issues.

All applicants to this programme should apply for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals in the first instance. Both the Postgraduate Certificate and the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals should be completed before progressing to the MSc in Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment.

What is covered?

The modules are organised in a similar manner to the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma programmes in Health Economics for Health Care Professionals. Each module lasts for approximately 12 weeks and comprises six or seven individual study 'units'. Modules are weighted at 20 'credits', where one credit equates to approximately 10 hours of study time.

In addition to the three compulsory modules for the Postgraduate Certificate and the three for the Postgraduate Diploma, students taking the MSc in Economic Evaluation for Health Technology Assessment take three further modules.

Module 7

Assessing the Impact of Medical Technologies on Health

Module 7 sample workbook 2016-17 (PDF  , 181kb)

Authors: Tom Johnston, Eve Roman, Mark Simmonds, Marta Soares, David Torgerson and Nerys Woolacott.

The module develops your understanding of the methods for assessing the effectiveness of health technologies.

Module 8

Outcome Measurement and Valuation

Module 8 sample workbook 2016-17 (PDF  , 15,051kb)

Authors: Helen Weatherly, Andrew Lloyd and Bernard van den Berg.

This module develops your understanding of health and non-health outcome measures for use in the economic evaluation of health care interventions.

Module 9

Decision Analysis for Health Technology Assessment

Module 9 sample workbook 2015-16 (PDF  , 12,803kb)

Authors: Mark Sculpher, Marta Soares, Beth Woods, Rita Faria, Eldon Spackman, Miqdad Asaria and Claire McKenna.

This module builds on Module 3 (Introduction to Economic Evaluation) and Module 6 (Advanced Topics in Economic Evaluation) in particular. The module describes the purpose of decision analytic modelling and the methods used to undertake decision analytic modelling.

How long does it take?

Conditional upon having completed the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma, the MSc can be completed in a minimum of one academic year and, normally, a maximum of two years.

Each module is taught once per year. The programme starts in September.