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Measuring and Valuing Health

The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn

12 Reviews 674 students interested
Found in Health Care
  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session In progress
  • Language English
  • Certificate $84 Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 3 weeks long
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Overview

How do we decide which drugs and treatments to fund?

Healthcare systems around the world are increasingly under pressure to fund drugs, treatments and other healthcare interventions.

On this course, you’ll learn how health outcome measures can help us to make more informed decisions about where to spend our limited healthcare budgets.

You can continue to learn about healthcare decision-making with our next course Health Technology Assessment (HTA): Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded.

This course will help you understand how and why choices about drugs and treatments have been made. It may inspire you to think about a career in healthcare, local decision making or academia.

You may even wish to take your learning further, with the University of Sheffield’s Masters degrees and short courses in areas such as health economics, public health and international healthcare technology assessment.

You can find out more about this subject in Dr Katherine Stevens’ post for the FutureLearn blog: “How do we make decisions in healthcare about which drugs and treatments to fund?

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Katherine Stevens

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Measuring and Valuing Health
4.4 Based on 12 reviews

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Anonymous
4.0 10 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course provides a comprehensive overview of the economic evaluation of technologies. Also, encourages the discussion among the learners. Thus, in my view it is an insightful course, in particular for those who want to pursue a career in the Health technology Assessment (HTA) field.
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Anonymous
5.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course was very well introduced and I was able to follow the material easily. I really enjoyed having the mentors support in responding to comments and providing further reading links relevant to my discussion, and also the open style commenting so I could see other learner's comments and the replies. The course has sparked my interest in this subject area and I will consider further study in the future.
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Anonymous
4.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
As a patient advocate, I appreciated the opportunity to learn more about statistical health information systems and how they are formulated and applied. I have appreciated the pedagogy and rate the MOOC as comparable to the best institutions participating in EDX.org for instance. Thank you very much for the opportunity to understand, compare and participate.
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Tamon K
4.0 2 years ago
by Tamon completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is a short course on QALYs. Further topics on HTA would be covered by "Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded" by the same University on FutureLearn.

Other course "Health Technology Assessment: Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded" on Coursera is also recommendable, especially if you wanted to learn both themes in one project.
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Gebremicheal G
5.0 12 months ago
Gebremicheal completed this course.
I found it really impressive, informative and practical which helps me to well introduced and recap about health economics at large. I would like to thank for you all (teachers and the organizing committee as a whole) and keep growing in a inclusive way.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I really enjoyed this course. It gave me a broad but also a pretty good idea of how and why to put a measure on health states. Now I feel I have enough knowledge to read and expand my learning in this area.

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Viv D
5.0 a year ago
Viv completed this course.
A Brilliant Learning Tool, that I hope to get certification for as soon as I can afford it. This has helped me to understand better why and how projects are/are not funded.
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Snivy S
4.0 4 years ago
by Snivy completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
It's a concise, bite-sized introduction to QALYs. Recommended if you want a quick course as it'll only take 3 to 5 hours in total. Excellent forums discussions in my session.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 months ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I like this course because it describes thoroughly how people of all age groups and from all works of life rate their own health and the health of others.
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Anonymous
4.0 12 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
best course ın health economy and pharmacoeconomy.perhaps looking human genom economy.congugalıy .ı wish learning impostant things .best wishes
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Cheryl W
4.0 3 years ago
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4.0 4 years ago
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