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Assessing the Impact of Medical Technologies on Health - ECO00058M

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

To develop your understanding of the methods for assessing the effectiveness of health technologies.

Module learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the module you should be able to:

  • Outline and explain a range of advanced methodological issues in assessing the impact of medical technologies on health for inclusion in economic evaluation studies.
  • Explain and understand the key concepts in epidemiology.
  • Explain different types of study design and their respective advantages and disadvantages.
  • Explain and understand the principles behind randomised trials.
  • Undertake a systematic review of the impact of medical technologies on health.
  • Undertake a meta-analysis and understand its use in summarising the results of studies of similar interventions.
  • Explain the approaches to evidence synthesis and the criteria for assessing when each is appropriate.
  • Explain how to undertake an evaluation of diagnostics and screening.


Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Assessing the Impact of Medical Technologies on Health
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
University - closed examination
Assessing the Impact of Medical Technologies on Health
N/A 100

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Indicative reading

References to additional reading are provided at the end of each unit. These may be ordered from the University of Yorks library or you might find them in your local UK Libraries Plus library. Some of them can be found in the librarys on-line journals pages (via the Library link on Yorkshare), and some may be made available in a selective resource list on Yorkshare. If you work in the NHS, your local professional librarian may prove helpful.
Where possible, you are advised to obtain the essential reading cited in the workbook well in advance of each unit.

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