Workshop on Introduction to HTA

This introductory course covers the key element and methods of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and combines lectures, discussions, case studies, group exercises, and hands on computer lab sessions.

By the end of the course, participants will be familiar with

  • HTA principles and practice

  • Introduction to Economic Evolution

  • Systematic review and Economic Evidence

  • Critical appraisal of studies

  • Costing/Cost of illness

  • Decision Analytic Modeling (+ Computer Tutorial)

  • HTA Examples from Around the world

The workshop will consist of presentations, demonstrations, group work and discussions. Group work will include hand-on exercise on search strategies, critical appraisal and modeling using MS-Excel. Participants should bring their own laptops for exercise during the workshop. 

Course Pre-requisites: This is an introductory course, there are no pre-requisites.
Course documentation: Certificate will be provided to all participants at the end of the course.

Who can attend?
Academic faculty, Researchers, PhD/MPhil students in Medical/Health Science and Public Health

The general aim of this workshop is;

  • To introduce the basic and fundamental aspects of the main techniques and instruments used in the economic evaluation of public health interventions, medical technologies and pharmaceuticals.

  • To familiarize with some recent advances in the use of techniques and instruments for the economic evaluation of public health interventions, medical technologies and pharmaceuticals and apply them to a number of case studies.

  • To provide practical skills, abilities and concepts of decision analysis and modeling techniques of decision analysis and Markov models that compare healthcare programmes, medical technologies and pharmaceuticals.

  • To introduce the concepts of critical appraisal and research protocol of economic evaluation studies.