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University of Glasgow

Introduction to Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment

University of Glasgow via FutureLearn Program


As healthcare systems around the world grapple with an unprecedented strain on resources and equipment, health economics and health technology assessment is in the spotlight like never before – and is certain to be a burgeoning field of employment in years to come.

Being able to fully understand the different factors behind the economics of healthcare – and how technology can affect clinical outcomes – is crucial to managing or participating in large-scale healthcare projects or organisations. Having the skills to critically access and discuss these issues can set your CV apart.

On this microcredential, you’ll explore practical case studies with experts in the field. You’ll learn how to critically discuss the key concepts of health economics – including the healthcare market, and clinical outcomes – and how to examine the core issues of health technology assessment, including the stakeholders involved, outputs, assessment, and impact.

Ultimately, you’ll be able to critically evaluate the contribution of health economics and health technology assessment to healthcare decision-making at a governmental and organisational level, leaving you confident to take your healthcare career to the next level.

This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Welcome to Introduction to Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
-This week will introduce you to the University of Glasgow and the key topics of this micro-credential.

Course 2: What is Health Economics?
-Key concepts of health economics, explores mechanisms of the healthcare market and challenges to the global healthcare system.

Course 3: What is Health Technology Assessment?
-Explores the current landscape of Health Technology Assessment globally and introduces key concepts, processes and methods.

Course 4: The Health Minister’s Dilemma
-Applying critical understanding from previous weeks to case studies in high and low/middle income country settings.

Course 5: Exploring the Relationship Between Health Economics (HE) and Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
-Recap of the key learning for this course; reflecting on difference between HE and HTA; introducing the assessment.

Taught by

John Maguire


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