Introduction to Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment

University of Glasgow
Delivery Method
Online/Distance Learning
Post Graduate Diploma
Start Date
27 July 2020
10 weeks
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Get an introduction to the key factors behind healthcare decision making

As healthcare systems around the world grapple with an unprecedented strain on resources and equipment, health economics and health technology assessment is in the spotlight like never before – and is certain to be a burgeoning field of employment in years to come.

Being able to fully understand the different factors behind the economics of healthcare – and how technology can affect clinical outcomes – is crucial to managing or participating in large-scale healthcare projects or organisations. Having the skills to critically access and discuss these issues can set your CV apart.

On this microcredential, you’ll explore practical case studies with experts in the field. You’ll learn how to critically discuss the key concepts of health economics – including the healthcare market, and clinical outcomes – and how to examine the core issues of health technology assessment, including the stakeholders involved, outputs, assessment, and impact.

Ultimately, you’ll be able to critically evaluate the contribution of health economics and health technology assessment to healthcare decision-making at a governmental and organisational level, leaving you confident to take your healthcare career to the next level.

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