Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA

HTADS Continuing Education Program

What is the Continuing Education Program on Health Technology Assessment & Decision Science (HTADS)?

Flyer HTADS - Courses Overview

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) has been defined by the International Network of Agencies for HTA (INAHTA) as "a multidisciplinary field of policy analysis, studying the medical, economic, social, and ethical implications of development, diffusion and use of health technologies (e.g., drugs, devices, surgical procedures, prevention techniques)".

In conducting HTA, the discipline of decision sciences has become increasingly relevant.

Decision Science (DS) is the application of explicit and quantitative methods to analyze decisions under conditions of uncertainty (e.g., meta-analysis, decision-analytic modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis).

In recent years, HTA and DS have become very important to health care policymakers.
In order to keep pace with these developments, the UMIT-HTADS Program was designed to provide excellent quality education and comprehensive training in the key issues of HTA and DS for anyone involved in the health sector.

Doctoral Program  / HTADS Certificate Courses


Doctoral Program Health Technology Assessment


Certificate Courses


M1: 5-Day Certified University Course
Winter School in Clinical Epidemiology - Hall in Tirol

10 - 14 FEB 2025

M2: 3-Day Certified University Course
Introduction to Health Technology Assessment and Health Economics - ONLINE

27 - 29 JAN 2025

M3: 3-Day Certified University Course
Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis - ONLINE

20 - 22 MAR 2025

M4: An Applied 3-Day Hands-On Workshop
Introduction to Statistics with R

23 - 25 OCT 2024

M5: 3-Day Certified University Course
Modeling Approaches for HTA: A Practical Hands-on Workshop - Hall in Tirol

02 - 05 APR 2025

M6: 5-Day Certified University Course
Causal Inference for Assessing Effectiveness in Real World Data and Health Technology Assessment: A Practical Hands-on Workshop - Hall in Tirol

19 - 23 MAY 2025

M7: 3-Day Certified University Course
Advanced Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis ONLINE
12 - 14 JUNE 2025

M8a: 3-Day Certified University Course
Scientific Reporting and Writing - ONLINE

TBD MAY 2025
M8b: 3-Day Certified University Course
Scientific Reporting and Writing - Hall in Tirol
05 - 07 DEC 2024

Certificate Courses in Statistics and Epidemiology

TBD 2024

In case of international travel restrictions, the courses will be organized as synchronous online courses.


Comments of participants of our previous courses:

'The 4-day course helped me to better understand the framework for HTA, and put the bits and pieces together. The course was dynamic, and assuming that people have some basic previous knowledge, it provides with the maximum effect. We were wondering that the participants were still smiling after 12 hours of work - quite uncommon for any training course.'

Mikk Jurisson, MD
Merck Sharp & Dome, Managing Director Baltics


"Dedicated lecturers who present complex content in an comprehensible way with the help of clearly structured slides, the provision of Stata examples and solutions to support one's own model implementation, an open atmosphere that provides room for questions, their answers and discussion - for me, it was above all these characteristics that made the causal inference workshop an instructive and recommendable seminar week."

Andrea Leiter-Scheiring, Associate Professor
Department of Economics, University of Innsbruck