Two Free Online Courses by The University of Sheffield in Health Technology Assessment

Title: Two Free Online Courses by The University of Sheffield in Health Technology Assessment
Start date: July 26
End date:  - October 31
Description: 

From the lab to the counter: How do new health interventions, such as a new drug, get approved for use?

Experts from the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield have produced two free, open online courses in Measuring and Valuing Health and Health Technology Assessment.

The first of two courses will launch July 2017 and is free for anyone to take, all you need is access to a computer with an internet connection.

On the course we will introduce you to how we measure and value health interventions using Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) and Quality Assured Life Years (QALYs). The second course in the series looks at what Health Technology Assessment is and covers the basic processes a new health intervention is taken through in order to be assessed and recommended for use in healthcare services across the world.

The courses consist of interviews with experts at ScHaRR, animations and short articles which give you an engaging and easy-to-follow guide. You’ll have a chance to discuss the subjects and your opinions every step of the way.

By the end of the series, you’ll be able to explain the process which leads to potential decisions on whether or not a new health technology is adopted and funded by the NHS or another national healthcare system. You’ll be able to make an informed contribution to a discussion about NHS decisions and form your own, knowledgable opinions about the subject.

Continuing Professional Development

By purchasing an upgrade to the course, you will receive a certificate which provides a summary of your learning which can be used to evidence 24 CPD hours. The School of Health and Related Research is a highly regarded research department within The University of Sheffield who conduct Health Technology Assessments as well as training students and experts to become medical professionals.

Whether you’re in the medical or pharmaceutical profession, or are studying or thinking of studying a subject such as medicine, nursing, healthcare or health economics, or simply an interested member of the public or a patient yourself, this course will give you the story behind the headlines. And you’ll be able to answer the question:

How do drugs get funded?

Join now and start the discussion: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/valuing-health