University of Glasgow: Health Technology Assessment

InstitutionUniversity of Glasgow View institution profile
Department School of Medicine
Web www.glasgow.ac.uk/
Email mvls-hta@glasgow.ac.uk
Telephone 0141 330 4515
Study type Taught

Summary

**Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus.**

**About online study:**
www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/healthtechnologyassessment/?card=studyingonline
**Try our Health Technology Assessment taster course:** www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/healthtechnologyassessment/?card=tryourhealthtechnologyassessmenttastercourse

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is the assessment of relevant evidence and knowledge on the effects and consequences of healthcare technologies. It contributes to priorities and decisions in relation to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. This Masters in HTA focuses on the production, critical appraisal and use of scientifically rigorous research evidence, applied to a range of health-related areas.

**Online distance learning
Academic contact: mvls-hta@glasgow.ac.uk
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
January or September start
MSc: 12 months full-time; 24/36 months part-time
PgDip: 12 months full-time; 24/36 months part-time
PgCert: 12 months full-time; 24/36 months part-time**

**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**

Our postgraduate taught courses provide a solid grounding in all the major disciplines within the field of Health Technology Assessment. This is unique within Scotland, and is one of few such programmes worldwide.

Our faculty are world-class experts in their fields, who are active not only in research and teaching, but also involved in HTA decision-making at a national level (eg through NICE, SHTAG).

Our teaching is research-led. The courses have been developed to reflect the latest academic research and up-to-date challenges in HTA decision-making.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding and hands-on experience of the interconnected disciplines that are core to Health Technology Assessment. These include health economics, statistics, evidence synthesis, modelling and patient-reported outcome measures.

During a course, from week to week you will interact with your teachers and fellow students using online discussion boards. Your teachers will direct and observe the discussion, and respond to student questions about the course content.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate on a research project under the supervision of a member of academic staff or an external supervisor.

**PROGRAMME STRUCTURE**

**Core courses**
- HTA: Policy and Principles (20 credits)

- Statistical Methods for HTA and Evidence Based Medicine (20)

- Health Economics for HTA (20)

**Find out more about core and optional courses**
www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/healthtechnologyassessment/?card=courses

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

**CAREER PROSPECTS**
HTA has growing importance internationally for informing health care decision making and there is increasing demand for employees with HTA relevant skills. Outside of the field of HTA, students would be well equipped with qualitative and quantitative research skills for jobs in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and government information services/statistical agencies.

MSc

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert

University of Glasgow


The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s most prestigious seats of learning, and the fourth oldest university in the English speaking world. Established in 1451 and recognised for its world-changing research and teaching, the University has inspired thinkers from eminent scientist Lord Kelvin and the father of economics Adam Smith, to Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 

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  • is ranked 67th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2020
  • is in the top 100 in the world: Times Higher World University Rankings 2020
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