University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Health Technology Assessment

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Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is the assessment of relevant evidence and knowledge on the effects and consequences of healthcare technologies. It contributes to priorities and decisions in relation to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. This Masters in HTA focuses on the production, critical appraisal and use of scientifically rigorous research evidence, applied to a range of health-related areas.

**Online distance learning
Academic contact: mvls-hta@glasgow.ac.uk 
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
January or September start
MSc: 12 months full-time; 24/36 months part-time
PgDip: 12 months full-time; 24/36 months part-time
PgCert: 12 months full-time; 24/36 months part-time**

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

Our postgraduate taught courses provide a solid grounding in all the major disciplines within the field of Health Technology Assessment. This is unique within Scotland, and is one of few such programmes worldwide.

Our faculty are world-class experts in their fields, who are active not only in research and teaching, but also involved in HTA decision-making at a national level (eg through NICE, SHTAG).

Our teaching is research-led. The courses have been developed to reflect the latest academic research and up-to-date challenges in HTA decision-making.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding and hands-on experience of the interconnected disciplines that are core to Health Technology Assessment. These include health economics, statistics, evidence synthesis, modelling and patient-reported outcome measures.

During a course, from week to week you will interact with your teachers and fellow students using online discussion boards. Your teachers will direct and observe the discussion, and respond to student questions about the course content.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate on a research project under the supervision of a member of academic staff or an external supervisor.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

**Core courses**
- HTA: Policy and Principles (20 credits)
- Statistical Methods for HTA and Evidence Based Medicine (20)
- Health Economics for HTA (20)

**Find out more about core and optional courses** 
www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/healthtechnologyassessment/?card=courses

**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/

CAREER PROSPECTS

HTA has growing importance internationally for informing health care decision making and there is increasing demand for employees with HTA relevant skills. Outside of the field of HTA, students would be well equipped with qualitative and quantitative research skills for jobs in academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and government information services/statistical agencies.

Entry requirements

MSc: You should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant quantitative subject. In exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to those with a relevant professional qualification who have experience in the field of health technology assessment. A background in health or medicine is not required and we welcome applications from other academic disciplines.


English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
overall score 6.5
no sub-test less than 6.0
or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
Reading: 20
Listening: 19
Speaking: 19
Writing: 23
CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
BALEAP guide to accredited courses


Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You should normally have a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant quantitative subject. In exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to those with a relevant professional qualification who have experience in the field of health technology assessment. A background in health or medicine is not required and we welcome applications from other academic disciplines.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
overall score 6.5
no sub-test less than 6.0
or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
Reading: 20
Listening: 19
Speaking: 19
Writing: 23
CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study
BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

MSc: Core courses:
HTA: Policy and Principles (20 credits)
Statistical methods for HTA and evidence based medicine (20)
Health economics for HTA (20)

Optional courses:
Foundations of decision analytic modelling (10)
Evidence synthesis (20)
Outcome measurement and valuation for HTA (10)
Analysis of linked health data (20)
HTA in a global context (20)
Survival analysis for HTA (10)
Qualitative research methods for HTA (10)

Optional course (delivered as face-to-face in Glasgow):
Decision analytic modelling methods for economic evaluation (20)

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Core courses

HTA: Policy and Principles (20 credits)
Statistical methods for HTA and evidence based medicine (20)
Health economics for HTA (20)
Optional courses 

Foundations of decision analytic modelling (10)
Evidence synthesis (20)
Outcome measurement and valuation for HTA (10)
Analysis of linked health data (20)
HTA in a global context (20)
Survival analysis for HTA (10)
Qualitative research methods for HTA (10)
Optional course (delivered as face-to-face in Glasgow)

Decision analytic modelling methods for economic evaluation (20)
Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

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Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2019 15,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2019 15,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2019 15,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2019 15,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2019 15,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
MSc Distance learning September 2019 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (International) 24 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (England) 24 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months
MSc Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2019 10,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2019 10,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2019 10,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2019 10,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2019 10,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning September 2019 10,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (England) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (International) 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning September 2019 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (England) 24 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Scotland) 24 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (EU) 24 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (International) 24 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning (part-time) September 2019 1,667 per Credit (Wales) 24 Months

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