A Non-Degree Program (workshop, short course,
training course) is a learning
experience of short duration where specific subjects are presented and
These programs are self-contained and are not accredited towards an academic
Health Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment: E-learning courses in Spanish and Portuguese (IECS)
Health Economic Evaluations - E-learning course in Spanish and Portuguese (begins April 2011)
Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS), Argentina.
Postgraduate course in Health Economic Evaluations: programming and analysis of economic models, decision trees, and Markov models.
Distance Learning Course in Spanish. In this course, with practical focus, the participants will acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to design and analyze economic evaluation studies with Data Tree Age software (decision trees and Markov Models).
The course was developed with the support of a Global Health Leadership Award from the Global Health Research Initiative (CIDA-IDRC-CIHR) and counts with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and INAHTA.
Health Technology Assessment - E-learning course in Spanish and Portuguese
(begins April 2011)
Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS), Argentina.
Distance Learning Course in Spanish aimed to Latin-American researchers, policy-makers and other research users. In this course, with practical focus, the participants will acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to carry out, interpret, plan and implement health technology and economic assessments for decision-making in health.
Global Health Research Initiative (CIDA-IDRC-CIHR) and counts with the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and INAHTA.
Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) Research Institute McMaster University and the University of York, UK
HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (HTA): FROM THEORY TO EVIDENCE TO POLICY WORKSHOP & FORUM
Dates: October 18-21, 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
4-day ‘hands-on’ computer based course Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) Research Institute (McMaster University), University of York
This course is designed for participants with little to moderate knowledge of the HTA process who want to learn more about the components and conduct of high quality HTA. Particular attention will be paid to the role of evidence and economic evaluation within the HTA framework. The course is suitable for a wide range of participants from academic, public or private sectors.
Over the 4 days, participants will be involved in a 3-day practical hands-on workshop teaching HTA methodology followed by a forum on different HTA perspectives on the 4th day.
Institution: Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences
Topic: Erasmus Summer Programme 2013
Date: August 12 – August 30, 2013
The Erasmus Summer Programme 2013 addresses international health challenges and offers new master courses and short courses, topical lectures, and Master Classes. This flagship programme focuses on the key principles and methods of quantitative medical research.
Our MSc in Health Sciences, MSc in Clinical Research, and the European MSc in Advanced Epidemiology in Clinical and Genetic Research (MADE) start with the Erasmus Summer Programme.
A key part in the Erasmus Summer Programme is played by the Fellowships: three suites of courses that provide top-level instruction in clinical research training, public health research, and genetic epidemiology. Each Fellowship is a stimulating challenge for talented young scientists who seek leading careers in scientific research.
The Erasmus Summer Programme 2013 provides international students and academic health professionals with an invaluable opportunity to spend up to three weeks in an unequalled academic environment, bringing themselves right up to date in the health sciences.
In just three weeks, the Erasmus Summer Programme provides 30 courses, 8 Master Classes, and 4 lectures on cutting-edge biomedical topics. Each course is designed to fully satisfy the needs of students and health professionals with a specific interest – such as clinical medicine, general practice, public health, epidemiology, genetics, and biostatistics.
REGISTER NOW FOR THE ERASMUS SUMMER PROGRAMME!
All courses are 4-5 days in length with a total of 20 hours teaching. They will be taught in either December 2012 or June 2013 and come from the following list:
Financing Health Care
Resource Allocation and Cost Effectiveness
Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
Statistical Methods in Economic Evaluation
Advanced Health Economics
Valuing Health and Welfare
Measuring Health Systems Performance
These courses will allow participants to engage with other professionals to achieve one or more of the following objectives, depending on your course choices:
- Learn about basic health policy and economic principles
- Develop an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of health systems and health economics
- Gain knowledge of management and administration within the context of health care and pharmaceuticals
- Acquire practical skills to undertake cost-effectiveness analysis, economic evaluation and clinical trials research
Courses will include a combination of lectures and seminars and if appropriate, computer-based workshops.
Department of Social Policy
London School of Economics
London WC2A 2AE
Quality of Life: 19 June – 21 June 2013
Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care: 24 June – 28 June 2013
Advanced Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis -
Meeting Decision Maker's Requirements: 1 July – 5 July 2013
Location: St. William's College Conference Centre, York City Centre, United Kingdom.
The York Expert Workshops are now in their 20th year. Over this period, decision-makers' demands for information on the cost-effectiveness of health technologies have become more extensive and more sophisticated. At least 7 European countries and several managed care groups in the USA now require formal submissions of economic data as part of the reimbursement process for medicines.
In order to keep pace with these developments, the York Expert Workshops programme is frequently updated, ensuring continued success. Several years ago our Advanced Workshop was extended from 3 to 5 days and structured according to the main steps necessary to generate estimates of cost-effectiveness for a specific decision-maker, such as a reimbursement agency or health care payer. The Advanced Workshop goes beyond the exposition of general principles and includes detailed discussion of the analytic approaches required to compile an economic dossier, using a mixture of presentations, tutored sessions and practical exercises.
In 2008 our Foundations Workshop was also extended from 3 to 5 days, in response to participants' requests for more case studies and exercises. In addition, the statistical issues are now discussed in more depth so that participants are better prepared for more advanced study. Our 3-day Quality of Life Workshop provides a detailed introduction to the theory and practice of quality of life measurement with particular emphasis on its use in economic evaluation.
To inform and promote understanding in key areas of quality of life assessment and health economic evaluation and to learn how to:
decide whether a particular evaluation is necessary;
choose a particular methodology;
identify the data required and appropriate instruments for data collection;
undertake appropriate analysis;
communicate the results effectively.
Anyone involved in initiating, undertaking, managing or interpreting economic evaluations or quality of life assessments of medicines.
- pharmaceutical and medical device companies
- clinical and health services research
- health care decision-making
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW - Special discounts are available for public sector employees - Registration fees are UK VAT exempt.
This program provides participants with an overview of topics in the field of health outcomes research, equipping newcomers with knowledge of the language and concepts of both outcomes research and statistical methods. Participants will learn to design, implement, and analyze health outcomes studies and critically review and use outcomes research data for clinical decision making, health care planning, and technology development. The program will provide the skills necessary to synthesize findings from various public health research studies to provide solid evidence for the value of specific treatments.
Evaluate the usefulness of outcomes measures and the application of new technologies for your organization
Conceptually define the meaning and purpose of outcomes research
Understand the role of epidemiology, health economics, psychometrics, and biostatistics in conducting outcomes research
Recognize the different types of measures used in outcomes research, including: clinical, health status, quality of life, work/role and health care utilization, and patient satisfaction
Adopt new methods for modeling patient responses
Interpret the meaning of statistical measurement concepts, such as reliability, validity, responsiveness, sensitivity, and power
Obtain a basic appreciation of the statistical analysis appropriate for outcomes research, including the analysis of longitudinal and categorical data
Synthesize findings from various health outcomes research studies
Compare the effectiveness of different treatments for the same illness
Provide solid evidence for the value of specific treatments
Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research
Training programs in health outcomes and pharmacoeconomic research
Topic: Training Program in Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomic Research
Dates: September 23-26, 2013 (Tucson, Arizona) http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/centers/hope/training-programs
Description: The program is aimed at professionals with an entry to intermediate knowledge level. Instruction combines lecture and hands-on workshops throughout the course. Topics include: overview of basic principles; pharmacoeconomic methodologies; patient reported outcomes assessment; decision analysis; Markov models; budget impact modeling; pharmacoeconomic literature evaluation; application of pharmacoeconomics to managed care; designing and conducting pharmacoeconomic studies; interpretation of cost-effectiveness data; and comparative effectiveness research.
Topic: Advanced Course on Pharmacoeconomic Modeling
Dates: January, 2014 - Date to be announced (Tucson, Arizona) http://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/centers/hope/training-programs
Description: The program will consist of lecture-based learning combined with hands-on workshops. The program will focus on the use of widely accepted software programs such as Microsoft Excel. Topics include:
decision analysis and Markov modeling; probabilistic models; interpretation of cost-effectiveness graphs and acceptability curves; and mixed treatment comparisons for indirect evidence synthesis.
The Center also works with individual companies to design tailored programs.
Amy Grizzle, Pharm. D.
UA College of Pharmacy
1295 N Martin Ave
Tucson AZ 85721
Certificate in Health Economics and Outcomes Research
Description: Learn how to apply the principles of health economics to improve decision-making in a complex health care environment. Understand health care markets and systems throughout the world. Evaluate the effectiveness of medical treatments, interventions and technologies through outcomes research. Identify the value behind health care practices and policies. Gain experience with decision modeling, micro-simulation and assessment of uncertainty, and principles and practices of Health Technology Assessment (HTA).
Certificate/Courses that encompass subjects from the analysis of the health market and the dynamics of conduct among participating stakeholders to the economic evaluation of medicines
The program (composed of eight sessions and held every Friday, weekly) is designed to encourage a lively interchange among those present, as well as provide attendees with specific information and materials relating to the subjects at hand.
Cámara Venezolana del Medicamento (Venezuelan Chamber of Medicine)
Centro Internacional de Actualización Profesional UCAB, Edificio CERPE, Nivel 1, Avenida Santa Teresa de Jesús La Castellana, Caracas, Venezuela