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The University of Glasgow

Health Technology Assessment

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Rank: 24 (UKEAS)

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Study mode distance learning

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 30 months

Intl fees: £15000


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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.This online Health Technology Assessment MSc programme will enable you to appraise evidence and understand the consequences of technology, then prioritise its use in order to better prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Our Masters in HTA focuses on the production, critical appraisal and use of scientifically rigorous research evidence, applied to a range of health-related areas. Health Technology Assessment (HTA) analyses relevant evidence and knowledge in order to understand the effects and consequences of healthcare technologies. It contributes to priorities and decisions in relation to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. If you are a recent graduate or you work in the pharmaceutical industry, government agencies or research, this programme will give you the practical skills to advance your career. WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Provided by our College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, our Health Technology Assessment online Masters brings together internationally renowned experts and state-of-the-art facilities to improve health for humans and animals across the globe.
  • The College also provides innovative and research-led teaching for our students, preparing you for a wide variety of exciting careers.
  • The programme is delivered by the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) research team. Our academics are world-class experts in their field.
  • As well as being involved in research and teaching, the team is involved in HTA decision making at a national level.
  • Drawing on insights in data science, health economics, analytical decision modelling and patient-reported outcome measures, this programme will give you hands-on experience of the interconnected disciplines that are core to Health Technology Assessment.
  • The HEHTA team also drives key decisions and assessments for a range of international health agencies, ensuring our content is always up to date and relevant in the real world.
PROGRAMME STRUCTUREPgCert3 x 20 credit core coursesPgDip3 x 20 credit core courses3 x 20 credit optional coursesMSc3 x 20 credit core courses3 x 20 credit optional courses1 x 60 credit research projectThroughout each course you will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include essays, discussions, blogs, online presentations, interactive quizzes, assignments or group work. Details of these assignments are found in your induction.The duration of this programme is 2.5 years - 6 years taken on a part-time basis. For details on full-time options request more information to speak to an admissions representative.Core and Optional CoursesCoreHTA: POLICY AND PRINCIPLESSTATISTICAL METHODS FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT AND EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINEHEALTH ECONOMICS FOR HTA ONLINEHEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT: RESEARCH PROJECT (ONLINE)OptionalFOUNDATIONS OF DECISION ANALYTIC MODELLING FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (ONLINE)OUTCOME MEASUREMENT AND VALUATION FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (ONLINE)DATA SCIENCE - IDENTIFYING, COMBINING AND ANALYSING HEALTH DATA SETSHEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT (ONLINE)SURVIVAL ANALYSIS FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (ONLINE)QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS FOR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTEVIDENCE SYNTHESIS (Delivered online in semester 3)MAXIMISING THE VALUE OF CLINICAL TRIAL DATA: ANALYSIS FOR ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND MODELLING (Delivered online over three separate weeks in October & November)


Entry requirements

To be accepted to this programme, you must have: At least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant quantitative subject (i.e. economics, mathematics, statistics, medicine, pharmacy, epidemiology, health services research) from a recognised institution. Exceptionally, consideration may be given to those with a relevant professional qualification who have experience in the field of health technology assessment. A background in health or medicine is desirable but not essential, we welcome applications from other academic disciplines. When submitting your application, please include: Your Curriculum Vitae AND A supporting statement.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no sub less than 6)

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International students

Students travel from around the world to study at the university and its website has country-specific information available. The International Student Support Team is a dedicated advisory service to help students on a range of subjects including immigration, finding employment and dealing with financial matters. For those to whom English isn’t a first language there is also English language courses available through the University Language Centre who also provide language support during the length of study. Student life is organised differently at Glasgow than many universities meaning there isn’t a single student association but rather a number covering different areas. There are two separate student’s unions, dating from the times when one was for male students and the other for female, called the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and the Queen Margaret Union (QMU). There is also a Students Representative Council that is the legal body representing students’ interests in the university and in wider terms. The two unions organise a number of social and cultural groups and events including providing facilities for debating, dining, socialising and meeting rooms. Sports are handled by the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) that operates both sports clubs as well as fitness classes and drop in sessions.

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