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Course summary

Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus. 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. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Provided 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 STRUCTURE PgCert 3 x 20 credit core courses PgDip 3 x 20 credit core courses 3 x 20 credit optional courses MSc 3 x 20 credit core courses 3 x 20 credit optional courses 1 x 60 credit research project Throughout each course you will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include essays, discussions, blogs, online presentations, interactive quizzes, assignments or group work. Details of these assignments are found in your induction. The duration of this programme is 2.5 years - 6 years taken on a part-time basis. For details on full-time options request more information to speak to an admissions representative. Core and Optional Courses Core HTA: POLICY AND PRINCIPLES STATISTICAL METHODS FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT AND EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE HEALTH ECONOMICS FOR HTA ONLINE HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT: RESEARCH PROJECT (ONLINE) Optional FOUNDATIONS OF DECISION ANALYTIC MODELLING FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (ONLINE) OUTCOME MEASUREMENT AND VALUATION FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (ONLINE) DATA SCIENCE - IDENTIFYING, COMBINING AND ANALYSING HEALTH DATA SETS HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (ONLINE) SURVIVAL ANALYSIS FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (ONLINE) QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS (Delivered online in semester 3) MAXIMISING THE VALUE OF CLINICAL TRIAL DATA: ANALYSIS FOR ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND MODELLING (Delivered online over three separate weeks in October & November)

How to apply

International applicants

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Entry requirements

To be accepted to this programme, you must have: At least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant quantitative subject (i.e. economics, mathematics, statistics, medicine, pharmacy, epidemiology, health services research) from a recognised institution. Exceptionally, consideration may be given to those with a relevant professional qualification who have experience in the field of health technology assessment. A background in health or medicine is desirable but not essential, we welcome applications from other academic disciplines. When submitting your application, please include: Your Curriculum Vitae AND A supporting statement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

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Health Technology Assessment (Online) at University of Glasgow - UCAS