Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

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Health Technology Assessment

The doctoral programme in health technology assessment (HTA) conveys methods in evidence-based medicine (EBM), clinical epidemiology, health economics and decision science to the users and creators of evidence-based records and HTA reports, and prepares stakeholders and tomorrow’s healthcare leaders to perform their future duties and tasks.

The research focus and thesis topics include: assessment of preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative and management/system-related procedures in terms of efficacy, safety, benefit-risk balance, cost effectiveness, and ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI). Quantitative methods are applied, e.g. data set analysis, meta analysis, indirect comparisons, analysis of relative effectiveness, benefit/risk analysis, cost effectiveness analysis and budget impact analysis as well as qualitative procedures from the field of ELSI.

The doctoral degree gives students the opportunity to participate in the ongoing national and international HTA research activities of the Department für Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment.

The doctoral programme can be completed in German or English.

Selected thesis supervisors:

  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Uwe Siebert, Institut für Public Health, Medical Decision Making und HTA

Academic Faculty Representative:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Uwe Siebert
Institute of Public Health, Medical Decision Making und HTA