The new MSc in International Health Technology Assessment, Pricing and Reimbursement (IHTAP&R), to be offered by ScHARR, has been approved by the University and will commence this September (2011). This MSc is the only graduate programme offering the entire range of knowledge and skills needed by those developing health technologies for market, or involved in commissioning or evaluating health technologies.
It is being led by senior staff from within HEDS and is to be delivered as a part-time, online, distance-learning course. The degree will benefit from key input from ScHARR's Blended Learning Group to develop appropriate and effective online learning materials and resources.
The core units offer a general introduction to the broad HTA process, and cover the key components of HTA, pricing and reimbursement in international health systems, systematic review and evidence synthesis, cost-effectiveness modelling, and economic evaluation. Optional units explore all of these topics in greater depth, as well as trial design and analysis.
The Course Directors are Professor Ron Akehurst and Dr Chris Carroll.