HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Still time to register for a place on our Online International Health Technology Assessment and Reimbursement programme

There's still time to build your understanding of health technology assessment with the only online course offering the full range of skills needed by those developing health technologies for market.

Course description

This is the only online course offering the full range of skills needed by those developing health technologies for markets across the globe.

The course is taught by experts who work directly with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on health technology appraisals.

You’ll gain an understanding of the entire HTA process alongside practical insights into the markets, pricing and customers needed for new product development in the healthcare industry. If you’re already working or aspire to work in the field of health technology assessment, health economics or market access, this course will give you the training you need to progress in your career or gain a post as a health technology evaluator or commissioner.

The course is suited to those working in the pharmaceutical, medical devices or diagnostics industries worldwide, or within health technology policy formulation, management and evidence-based commissioning and purchasing. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the processes and contexts of markets, pricing and customers needed for new product development in multiple jurisdictions.

Online chat

If you'd like to find out more about studying with us, join us for an online chat on Monday 24th August. You'll have the chance to ask course tutors your questions during question and answer sessions.

Register your interest for an online chat
Continuing Professional Development

All modules on this course can be studied as standalone CPD modules. It is possible to complete standalone modules and then apply to transfer to an MSc/PGDip/PGCert qualification. Any time spent on the CPD route counts toward the time-limit a student has to complete their chosen qualification.

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Our teaching combines three key elements:
Authentic learning: we use real-world, real-life, up-to-date case studies, examples and scenarios. You can immediately see how your learning is "authentic" and applicable to your own working life
Social learning: We learn from each other as much as from purely independent study. This course uses multiple tools to deliver content and facilitate interaction with and between tutors and students
Flexibility: The majority of the online reading materials are heavily supplemented with videos, screencasts, internet-based materials, and the use of interactive online tools. Materials are provided in blocks or "sessions" of usually 2-3 weeks duration.

Assessment is by coursework and project work.

MSc or PG Diploma: 2-5 years, part-time

PG Certificate: 1-2 years, part-time

Your career

Our graduates typically work for Large and small, national and international pharmaceutical and devices companies Health economics consultancies (including being self-employed in this capacity) Health care providers and hospital organisations Government departments, ministries and agencies HTA agencies Universities

Our students live and work all over the world. They are seeking to develop key skills to enhance their careers within HTA, market access, trial design and other aspects of health technology assessment in the private or public sector.
Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree in a related subject.

Entry requirements for international students
English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Other English language qualifications we accept

Fees and funding

Home/EU (2020 annual fee) : £5,750 in Year 1, £5,750 in Year 2
Overseas (2020 annual fee) : £5,750 in Year 1, £5,750 in Year 2

If you're studying part-time or for an alternative qualification then the fee could be different. Due to inflation, the fee for Home/EU students could also increase after your first year of study. Contact the Student Fees team to check.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses