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HTA Course EPIB 670


EPIB-670 Special Topics 3 - Introduction to Health Technology Assessment

Dr. Nandini Dendukuri and Dr. Alison Sinclair

Modern technologies have been responsible for great advances in health-care delivery over the last century. However, increased reliance on these technologies has been an important contributor to rising health-care costs. This has led to an interest in evidence-based decision-making to support the induction of technologies into routine practice and evaluation of existing technologies. Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a multi-disciplinary field that uses methods from Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Health Economics to summarize evidence from research studies in a form useful to policy makers.

This short course will introduce students to some of the basic concepts in health technology assessment - the need for HTA, producers of HTA, components of a HTA (systematic reviews, meta-analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis) and the impact of HTA.

Prerequisites: Exposure to introductory level courses in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, preferably EPIB-601 and EPIB-607 or their equivalent.

June 9 to 12, 2014
Monday to Thursday
09h00 to 17h00
Purvis Hall, Rm 25

Academic Credit: 2