Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA

Introduction to Health Technology Assessment and Health Economics - ONLINE

3-Day Certified University Course

27 - 29 January 2025


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Introduction to Health Technology Assessment and Health Economics

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This course combines lectures, discussions and case study group works in the key elements and methods of Health Economics (HE), Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Health Decision Science.

The course is aimed at members of:
  • Healthcare & health policy organizations, national HTA Agencies
  • Pharmaceutical & medical device industry
  • Academia and research institutions
  • Health insurances/sickness funds
  • Consultancy organizations
  • Patient representative organizations 
Course Pre-requisites

This is an introductory course, there are no pre-requisites. Course language is English.

  • Key principles and practice of HE and HTA
  • Assessing health outcomes; clinical and epidemiological study types; utilities and the QALY concept
  • Assessing resource utilization and costs; economic study types (cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, cost-benefit, etc.), budget impact analysis
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis along the trial (using patient-level data)
  • Decision-analytic modelling in HE; model types (decision trees, Markov models, discrete event simulation, agent-based models)
  • Assessing uncertainty
  • Informing pricing and reimbursement decisions; league tables, ICER thresholds
  • Using real world evidence (RWE) in HE
  • Critical study appraisal
  • Good practices and guidelines for economic evaluation, (EUnetHTA, ISPOR-SMDM, CHEERS, etc.)
  • Context-specific application of economic evaluation in HTA;
  • Health Economics and HTA from different perspectives (agency, industry, decision maker etc.)
  • Breakout sessions and exercises assessing health economic publications


Certificates will be provided to all participants after the course.


Course fee (public/academic sector): EUR 1.450
Early booking fee until 12 December 2023: EUR 950
Course fee (commercial/private sector): EUR 2.950
Early booking fee until 12 December 2023: EUR 2.450

VAT is not payable.

Course fees include a comprehensive syllabus, an extensive binder with background reading material and course certificate, but not accommodation.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund of course fees (less 15% administrative charges) will be made for cancellations received in writing at least one month prior to the workshop. Substitutes can be made but please email new delegates details when known. Cancellations made less than one month prior to the course are non-refundable/non-changeable.

In the unlikely event that, due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient enrollment, the course has to be cancelled by the UMIT TIROL, our liability is limited to refund of course fees only. We recommend that delegates have adequate insurance cover to claim any travel or personal expenses.