Policy and decision makers need to make sound decisions on the organisation of the health service delivery system, types of interventions to be offered and the manner of service delivery needed to achieve the maximum health benefit for the public. The Health Technology Assessment Practice short course introduces the medical, social, organisational, ethical and economic implications of development, diffusion and use of health technology. You will learn about this multidisciplinary field of policy analysis which encompasses the assessment of the quality, safety, efficacy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of healthcare intervention and technology.
You will explore funding allocated to the services and interventions that are proven to be effective and cost effective, to ensure people centred service delivery. The main objective, thus, is to sensitise decision makers on the scientific approach used in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in order to access, appraise and apply scientific reports. The programme is delivered as a blended learning solution with online components consisting of pre-reading material, video examples and other elements. The self-directed learning forms an integral part of the preparation for the delegates prior to the contact sessions.