Introduction to Health Technology Assessment
4-Day Certified University Course
2021 - no date defined so far
The HTADS Program starts with a four-day course focusing on Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Health-Economic Evaluation and Outcomes Research.
This introductory course covers the key elements and methods of HTA and combines lectures, discussions, case study group work, and hands-on computer lab session.
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
This is an introductory course, there are no pre-requisites. Course language is English.
THE COURSE COVERS THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
By the end of the course, participants will be familiar with:
- HTA principles and practice
- Methods in biostatistics, clinical epidemiology and EbM
- Patient-relevant outcome measures
- Critical study appraisal
- Systematic reviews & meta-analysis
- Economic evaluation and pricing
- Decision-analytic modeling (+ computer tutorial)
- Context-specific application of HTA
- HTA from different perspectives (agency, industry, etc.)
Objectives & Framework of Health Technology Assessment Clinical Investigation, EbM and Health Outcomes:
Study Design, Biostatistical & Epidemiological Methods, EbM, Systematic Reviews, Measuring Health Outcomes
EXERCISE: Assessing Clinical Publications: Case Example
Design, Methods, Software (RevMan 5.0, Cochrane Collaboration)
Health Technology Assessment (HTA):
Key Principles & Guidelines, Process & Methods, Horizon Scanning, HTA Institutions
Costs, Economic Study Types, Trial-based Analysis, Modeling
Decision-analytic Modeling, Decision Trees/Markov Models/Discrete Event Simulation, Sensitivity Analysis, Validation;
HTA from Different Perspectives Reimbursement, Pricing & Market Access
EXERCISE: Programming a Decision-Analytic Model
SESSION XIV: Specific Aspects and Future Challenges in HTA:
ELSI (Ethical, Legal & Social Issues), Impact, Harmonization, Future Trends, Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
In addition, tutors from the Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making and Health Technology Assessment (UMIT TIROL) will be involved in all exercises.
Ass.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Rochau, MSc
Dipl.-Biol. Dr. Petra Schnell-Inderst, MPH
Ass.-Prof. Dr. Nikolai Mühlberger, MPH
Dipl.-Math. Dr. Beate Jahn
Certificates will be provided to all participants after the course.
For those who are interested in a graded course performance record, we are offering a course examination subsequent to the HTA course. The exam is designed to evaluate the understanding of the basic HTA concepts and is administered on the last day of the course. The exam is a closed-book test mainly consisting of multiple-choice answers, short calculations or open text questions, which are drawn from the major topic areas of the course. Further information regarding the examination and enrollment will be provided after registration.