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
  • Infectious disease models
  • Handling dynamic transmissions and herd immunity
  • COVID-19 Modeling - international expert session (covering dynamic transmission modeling approaches e.g. agent-based models)
  • 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.



Course fee (public/academic sector): Euro 1.950
Early booking fee until 15 January 2024: Euro 950
Course fee (commercial/private sector): Euro 2.950
Early booking fee until 15 January 2024: Euro 2.450
Course fee includes course materials and course certificate.

VAT is not payable.

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


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 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, 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.

In case of international travel restrictions, the Modeling Approaches for HTA Course will be organized online.