Introduction to Health Economics and HTA - ONLINE

3-Day Certified University Course - This course combines lectures, discussions and case study group works in the key elements and methods of Health Economics (HE), Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Health Decision Science.


  • Key principles and practice of HE and HTA
  • Assessing health outcomes; clinical and epidemiological study types; utilities and the QALY concept
  • Assessing resource utilization and costs; economic study types (cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, cost-benefit, etc.), budget impact analysis
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis along the trial (using patient-level data)
  • Decision-analytic modelling in HE; model types (decision trees, Markov models, discrete event simulation, agent-based models)
  • Assessing uncertainty
  • Informing pricing and reimbursement decisions; league tables, ICER thresholds
  • Using real world evidence (RWE) in HE
  • Critical study appraisal
  • Good practices and guidelines for economic evaluation, (EUnetHTA, ISPOR-SMDM, CHEERS, etc.)
  • Context-specific application of economic evaluation in HTA;
  • Health Economics and HTA from different perspectives (agency, industry, decision maker etc.)
  • Breakout sessions and exercises assessing health economic publications

This is an introductory course, there are no pre-requisites. Course language is English.

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