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Our online courses are suited for every level of education. You don’t need previous knowledge for the foundation course, but we advise you to complete the foundation course before you enroll to the advanced course.

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Foundation course

Health Economics and Outcomes Research - Foundation

  • Time investment

8 lessons, 4 to 10 hours per lesson in total between 45 to 60 hours

Lesson 1: What is HTA and do we need it?

6 hours
Topics
  • What is HTA?
  • HTA in reimbursement decision making

Lesson 2: Concepts in health economics

6 hours
Topics
  • Concepts in health economics
  • Understanding the use of HTA in reimbursement decision making

Lesson 3: Approaches to biostatistics

10 hours
Topics
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Random variables and probability distributions
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Understanding statistical concepts and results

Lesson 4: Introduction to epidemiology

8 hours
Topics
  • What is epidemiology?
  • Study design
  • Bias in epidemiological research

Lesson 5: Observational evidence and patient registries

6 hours
Topics
  • The value of different types of evidence
  • Different types of patient registries and challenges in setting up registries

Lesson 6: Introduction to quality of life

4 hours
Topics
  • What is a QALY?
  • Calculating and comparing QALY outcomes

Lesson 7: Costs in economic evaluations

8 hours
Topics
  • Costing methodology
  • Cost calculation
  • Productivity costs

Lesson 8: Orphan drugs

8 hours
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Advanced course

Health Economics and Outcomes Research - Advanced

  • Time investment

7 lessons, 10 to 18 hours per lesson. In total around 90 hours

Lesson 1: Regression analysis

10 hours
Topics
  • Ordinary least squares regression
  • Logistic regression
  • Log-linear regression
  • Cox regression

Lesson 2: Strategies to control for confounding

12 hours
Topics
  • Rationale for controlling for confounding
  • Methods to control for confounding
  • Critical assessment of the outcomes of observational studies

Lesson 3: Quality of life

12 hours
Topics
  • Introduction to quality of life in health economics
  • What is a QALY?
  • Calculating and comparing QALY outcomes
  • Valuing health: quality adjustment for life years
  • Mapping quality of life
  • Condition specific preference-based measures

Lesson 4: Burden of illness

10 hours
Topics
  • Introduction to burden of illness
  • Economic burden
  • Health losses due to diseases

Lesson 5: Survival analysis

18 hours
Topics
  • Concepts in survival analysis
  • Non-parametric and semi-parametric approaches
  • Parametric extrapolation and common issues in cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Understanding survival analysis results

Lesson 6: Modelling

12 hours
Topics
  • Rationale for modelling
  • Basic principles of health economic modelling & different types of models
  • The implementation of different model types

Lesson 7: Uncertainty of outcomes

16 hours

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Learn everything you need to know to join discussions on Health Economics and Outcomes Research in 60 hours.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I get an international accepted certificate?

    You will receive a course certificate after completing the online course. You successfully complete the course once you have studied all course materials and correctly answered 80% of all quizzes. Your course certificate will be signed by the course coordinator and the director of the institute for Medical Technology Assessment. Your course certificate is issued by the scientific institute for Medical Technology Assessment of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

  • Can I charge this course to my company?

    After you have completed your course registration and paid your enrollment fee of 300 euro, you will receive an email from us that we successfully received your order. This e-mail includes your invoice and your payment details. You can use this e-mail as proof of registration for your company.

  • How long can I access the course materials?

    After you have completed your course registration and paid your enrollment fee of 300 euro, you have unrestricted access to your course materials. We encourage you to complete the course within three months to maximum one year. You will receive a course certificate after you have studied all course materials and successfully completed the quiz questions.

  • Can I enroll my staff to this course?

    Yes, you can. Please contact us by e-mail at e-learning@imta.eur.nl for more information on group enrollment.