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Non-Degree Programs

A Non-Degree Program (workshop, short course, training course) is a learning experience of short duration where specific subjects are presented and discussed. These programs are self-contained and are not accredited towards an academic degree.

Argentina Canada Netherlands United Kingdom United States Venezuela

Institution/Topic and Length/Date Contact Person


Introducción a las Evaluaciones de Tecnologías Sanitarias y Evaluaciones Económicas
Comienzo: 07 de ABRIL, 2014 y 01 de SEPTIEMBRE, 2014

Posgrado de Evaluaciones Económicas. Programación, análisis e interpretación de modelos
Comienzo: 09 de ABRIL, 2014 y 02 de SEPTIEMBRE, 2014

Posgrado en desarrollo e implementación de Evaluaciones de Tecnologías Sanitarias
Comienzo: 08 de ABRIL, 2014 y 01 de SEPTIEMBRE, 2014

Revisiones sistemáticas y meta-análisis 
Comienzo: 07 de ABRIL, 2014 y 03 de SEPTIEMBRE, 2014

Curso de posgrado en gestión de la seguridad del paciente y mejora continua de la calidad en enfermería
Comienzo: 14 de ABRIL, 2014 y 15 de SEPTIEMBRE, 2014

Diplomado en Calidad de la Atención de la Salud y Seguridad del Paciente 
Comienzo: 07 de ABRIL, 2014 y 08 de SEPTIEMBRE, 2014

We also offer a Master’s Degree in Clinical Effectiveness with three different specializations:

  • Clinical research
  • HTA and Economic Evaluations
  • Quality and Safety

Federico Augustovski MD, MSc
Director, Economic Evaluations and HTA Department
Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy

Tel.: (+54-11) 4 953 4058


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Institution Topic and Length/Date Contact Person

McMaster University and University of York

Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) Research Institute McMaster University and the University of York, UK


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. 

Christine Henderson
(905) 523-7284, ext. 5268;


Jan Watson
(905) 523-7284, ext.6188;

PATH Website:

Workshop Website:

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University of Toronto

Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment Collaborative (THETA), University of Toronto, Institute of Health, Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, and Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto.


This year's  course will be held on September 28-30, 2015, at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto.

Key Features
- Intensive three-day program
- Theory bursts in lecture format to introduce and explain key concepts
- Interactive sessions (small group learning and computer labs) to explore illustrative cases

By the end of the course, participants will be able to review and assess:
- Measures of evidence
- Cost-effectiveness analyses
- Approaches to integrating social and ethical issues

Curriculum Details

Day 1: Clinical Evidence
Day 1 will examine the nature of clinical evidence. Participants will learn the strengths and weaknesses of alternative study designs such as randomized controlled trials and observational research and understand how evidence strength is graded. We will also review common measures of effectiveness used in the medical literature so participants can understand the outcomes that are commonly reported in health technology assessments.
Day 2: Economic Evidence
Day 2 will explore the idea of value - the relationship between cost and health benefit. Participants will learn the key concepts and designs in cost effectiveness analysis, how to perform a simple analysis, and how to appraise and interpret cost effectiveness analyses that are part of health technology assessments.
Day 3: Social and Ethical Issues
Day 3 will explore the social and ethical issues arising in the assessment of health technologies - why these issues are important and how they can be addressed. Participants will be introduced to methods for assessing stakeholder values and preferences through research evidence or stakeholder engagement, approaches to integrating ethics and social values considerations into HTA assessments, and the decision-making and appeal processes that can improve the fairness and legitimacy of HTA decisions.

Mildred Lim
Phone: 416-978-4471
More registration information on HTA Institute website:

THETA Colalborative website:

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Institution/Topic and Length/Date Contact Person

Institution: Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences

Topic: Erasmus Summer Programme 2014
Date: August 11-29, 2014
The Erasmus Summer Programme 2014 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 2014 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.

During this 3-week programme, you have the choice to enroll in a single course, or courses in a single discipline. It is also possible to mix and match courses from different disciplines in order to design your own individual programme.

The first week provides both a combination of introductory and advanced courses, the second week focuses on methodology courses, and the third week concludes with advanced courses.

Soeja de Groot
Conference manager
Het Congresbureau
Erasmus MC, Room Cd 304
PO Box 2040
NL-3000 CA, Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Phone: + 31 (0)10 7043669
Fax: +31 (0)10 7044737



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Institution/Topic and Length/Date Contact Person

London School of Economics and Political Science
Health economics, health policy and health management

All courses are 4-5 days in length with a total of 20 hours teaching. They will be taught in either December 2013 or June 2014 and come from the following list:

Health Economics
Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
Measuring Health Systems Performance
Advanced Health Economics
Statistical Methods in Economic Evaluation

For specific information on the course content and exact dates please see:

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.

Jane Schiemann
Programme Administrator
Department of Social Policy
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Phone : 44 (0) 207 955 7205

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University of York
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, United Kingdom.


Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment: 16 June – 18 June 2015
Workshop Leaders: Dr Bernard van den Berg, Professor Andrea Manca, Professor Mark Sculpher and Dr Andrew Lloyd

Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care: 22 June – 26 June 2015
Workshop Leaders: Professor Michael Drummond and Professor Mark Sculpher

Advanced Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis -
Meeting Decision Maker's Requirements: 29 June – 3 July 2015
Workshop Leaders: Professor Mark Sculpher and Professor Michael Drummond

Venue: York, United Kingdom:

The York Expert Workshops are hosted in York’s only 5-star hotel – The Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa, located in the centre of York within easy access of York’s railway station and all its attractions, restaurants, shopping and accommodation.


The York Expert Workshops, run by the University of York’s Centre for Health Economics (CHE) in the UK, have been running successfully for over 20 years. Over this period, decision-makers’ demands for information on the cost-effectiveness of health technologies have become more extensive and more sophisticated. At least seven 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. Economic evaluation is also increasingly used internationally to support decisions in areas including public health and vaccines.
To keep pace with these constantly changing developments, the York Expert Workshops programme is updated frequently to ensure its continued competitive edge in delivering the most contemporary training to its participants. Several years ago our Advanced Workshop was extended 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 support decisions, using a mixture of presentations, tutored sessions and practical exercises.
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.
And our Quality of Life Workshop was successfully revised and updated in 2014 into the 3-day Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment Workshop.
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.

Created for:
Anyone involved in initiating, undertaking, managing or interpreting economic evaluations or quality of life assessments of medicines; within:
- pharmaceutical and medical device companies
- clinical and health services research
- health care decision-making
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW WITH PLACES AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING - Special discounts are available for public sector employees - Registration fees are exempt of UK VAT.

Mrs Vanessa King,
York Expert Workshops Coordinator,
Centre for Health Economics,
University of York,
United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0)1904 321450
Fax: +44 (0)1904 321402
Online booking form:
Links to pdf of flyer and brochure:
York Expert Workshops Flyer
CHE Short Courses in Economic Evaluation Brochure

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Institution/Topic and Length/Date Contact Person

Harvard School of Public Health
Executive and Continuing Professional Education

Measurement, Design, and Analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research
August, Recurs Annually

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Contact Information:
Phone: 617-432-2100

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The University of Arizona

Center for Health Outcomes and PharmacoEconomic Research
College of Pharmacy

Training Program in Meta-Analysis
Dates: June 23-25, 2015 (Tucson, Arizona)
The meta-analysis program is aimed at professionals and trainees with an entry to intermediate knowledge level. The curriculum integrates in-depth instruction and hands-on workshops and is designed to facilitate interactive sessions and personalized attention. 

A few examples of the hands-on curriculum include workshops in:

  • Developing items for screening and data extraction tools
  • Performing effective literature searches 
  • Calculating estimates of effect and variability
  • Utilizing fixed and random effects models to calculate weights for studies
  • Interpreting metrics of heterogeneity
  • Evaluating published meta-analyses

    On-line registration is available at

Pharmacists may receive 20 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.
Training Program in Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomic Research
Dates: September 21-24, 2015 (Tucson, Arizona)
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:

  • Pharmacoeconomic methodology
  • Decision analysis and Markov modeling
  • Budget impact modeling
  • Patient reported outcomes
  • Literature evaluation
  • interpretation of cost-effectiveness data
  • Pharmacoeconomic data sources
  • Designing pharmacoeconomic studies
  • Managed care decision making

    Pharmacist continuing pharmacy education credit will be offered.

Advanced Course in Pharmacoeconomic Modeling
Dates: January, 2016 - Date to be announced (Tucson, Arizona)
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.
Pharmacist continuing pharmacy education credit will be offered.

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


(520) 626-3020


(520) 626-2023


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University of Washington

Certificate in Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Autumn 2014


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).


Contact person: Paul Kraegel
Title: Program Operations
Address: Box 357630, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA, 98195
Phone: 206-685-9203

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Institution Topic and Length/Date Contact Person

Universidad Católica Andrés Bello

Caracas, Venezuela

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

Phone: 0058-212 762-64-21

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