Public Health, Health Services Research and HTA

Modeling Approaches for HTA: A Practical Hands-on Workshop - Hall in Tirol

3-Day Certified University Course

02 - 05 April 2025

New Feature: COVID-19 Modeling - International Expert Session

Start of the course at 9 am on 2 April 2025
End of the course at 5 pm (6:30 pm if you do the exam) on 5 April 2025


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Modeling Approaches for HTA


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Decision trees - Markov models - Microsimulation models - Discrete event simulation models - Infectious disease models 

There are a number of other modeling courses focusing on either theory or only selected modeling approaches. In contrast, our course combines theoretical concepts with practical hands-on exercises comprising five different modeling techniques applied in Public Health and HTA. We will use four different software packages depending on the modeling area. Real world case examples from different acute and chronic diseases will be discussed.
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

Course Pre-requisites:
Course language is English. Both native and non-native English speaker scientists are welcome.


  • Modeling overview and taxonomy
  • Decision trees, state-transition models (Markov models) and partitioned survival models
  • Handling uncertainty and variability
  • Microsimulation models
  • Discrete event simulation models
  • Handling individual behavior and waiting lines
  • Agent-based models
  • Handling contact and network structure
  • Infectious disease models
  • Handling dynamic transmissions and herd immunity
  • International modeling expert session (interactive panel discussion)
  • Optional: Course Examination


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 Modeling Workshop. The exam is designed to evaluate the understanding of the basic modeling 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.



There are a number of hotels near the campus. Reservations should be made when you receive your registration and payment confirmation. We have made special arrangements with hotels near the course location. After registration, you will receive more details regarding accommodation via e-mail.

Cancellation Terms:

From the date of receipt of the written letter of admission, 25% of the participation fee will be charged as cancellation
fee. In case of a cancellation up to two weeks prior to the start of the program, a cancellation fee equal to 50% of
the participation fee shall be due. Upon commencement of the program, the participation fee shall be paid in full. A
possible right of withdrawal as provided for in Pt. 4. shall not be affected thereby. In the case of non-attendance at
the beginning of the respective program, the full participation fee is still due. A substitute participant, who must be
nominated to UMIT TIROL by the original participant, can be accepted without additional costs provided that he/she
fulfills the registration requirements to be examined by UMIT TIROL in accordance with Pt. 3.
Cancellations of applications shall only be effective if they are sent in writing (per post or e-mail – (to the competent
office mentioned in the offer/ application form)); timely receipt of the cancellation request by the competent office is