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Short courses in Health Economics

University of Birmingham

Short courses in Health Economics

 
Contact details:
Ms Helen Evans – Unit Manager
Health Economics Unit, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
 
Target audience:
The short courses are aimed at health care professionals and managers, as well as new graduates.
 
Information about fees (if appropriate):
IHE, EE, PEHD - £950 (public sector); £1,425 (private sector)
MHE - £1,400 (public sector); £2,100 (private sector)
 
What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?   
 
Duration:
Each course is 5 days
 
Course description:
For the Economic Evaluation in Health Care there is a prerequisite of Introduction to Health Economics or some knowledge of health economics
For the Modelling for Health Economics there is a prerequisite of Stats I and Stats II (both options available as part of the MSc in Health Economics and Health Policy)
 
 

University of Bristol

Introduction to health economics

Contact details:
Sian Noble - Senior Lecturer in Health Economics
University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS
 
Target audience:
The course is suitable for clinicians, public health specialists and researchers who are, or will be, involved in research projects that evaluate the cost-effectiveness of health care. The course is also useful for professionals who would like a better understanding of the quality and clinical practice implications of economic evaluations published in the medical literature.
 
Information about fees (if appropriate):
£660 (November 2014)
 
What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
 
Duration:
Three days
 
Course description:
 
 

University of East Anglia

CPD courses in Health Economics

Contact details:
Dr Mentzakis Emmanouil – Lecturer in Public Health Economics
CD Annex 1.08, Health Economics Group, University of East Anglia, Earlham Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ
 
Target audience:
n/a
Information about fees (if appropriate):
 
What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?   
 
Duration:
n/a
 
Course description:
 
 

Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London

Economic Evaluation in Mental Health

Contact details:
Dr Renee Romeo – Course Director
Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, Centre for the Economics of Mental Health
PO24 David Goldberg Centre, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AF
 
Target audience:
Individuals working in health services policy, practice or research settings who are keen to learn more about what economic evaluation offers and how to do it.
 
Information about fees (if appropriate):
High Income Countries: £280; Middle Income Countries: £180; Low Income Countries: £90;
Full Time Students: £110
 
Course fees cover participation in the course, course materials, lunch, tea and coffee. However, the fee does not cover accommodation or travel costs. The applicant is responsible for payment.
 
What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?   
 
Duration:
Two days
 
Course description:
This two day course is run by Centre for the Economics of Mental Health (CEMH), and aims to provide students with an understanding of economic evaluation and its relevance to mental health policy and practice. The principal elements of an economic evolution will be introduced, including the identification, measurement and valuation of costs, measurement of outcomes and methods of cost-effectiveness analysis. A range of examples will be used throughout the course to illustrate economic evaluation in practice, drawn from the work of the course tutors and spanning the full extent of mental health needs.

 

Mental Health Policy

Contact details:
Professor Martin Knapp – Course Director
Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, Centre for the Economics of Mental Health
PO24 David Goldberg Centre, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AF
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Target audience:
People working in mental health and related systems, those interested in health policy-making, researchers and postgraduate students.
 
Information about fees (if appropriate):
High Income Countries: £280; Middle Income Countries: £180; Low Income Countries: £90;
Full Time Students: £110
 
Course fees cover participation in the course, course materials, lunch, tea and coffee. However, the fee does not cover accommodation or travel costs. The applicant is responsible for payment.
 
What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?   
 
Duration:
Two days
 
Course description:
The course is run by the Centre for the Economics of Mental Health (CEMH), and will look at the principles of mental health policy and consider examples of their implementation. 

 

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Various short courses

Contact details:
Nadia Chan - Student Recruitment Officer
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT
 
Target audience:
Professionals looking to enhance their careers via CPD or short courses.
 
Information about fees (if appropriate):
See individual courses
 
What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?   
 
Duration:
One day to 3 months
 
Course description:
See website for more details
 
 

University of Oxford

Introduction to Health Economic Evaluation

Contact details:
Alison Gater – Administrator
Health Economics Research Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF

Target audience:
Anyone involved in the healthcare sector or in health services who needs to be introduced to the language of economics and economic evaluation

Information about fees (if appropriate):
See website

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
The introduction is the only one day course on the subject. We keep numbers low on the course, to ensure plenty of interaction and individual attention.

Duration: One day

Course description: See website

 

 

Applied Methods of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Contact details:
Alison Gater – Administrator
Health Economics Research Centre, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF

Target audience:
Researchers and decision makers from public, commercial and academic organizations concerned with healthcare resource allocation

Information about fees (if appropriate):
See website

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
The three day course is intensive and laptop-based with one-to-one tutoring on exercises.

We keep numbers low on the course, to ensure plenty of interaction and individual attention.

Duration: Three days

Course description: See website

 

Queen Margaret University

Annual summer short courses in Health Economics

  • Economics of Health Systems
  • Economic Evaluation of Health Care
  • Supervised Research Project. 

Contact details:
Janice Burr - Institute Officer
Institute for International Health and Development, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Musselburgh, EH21 6UU

Target audience:
Short courses are aimed at health care professionals in the public, not-for-profit or private sectors and those working in academic centres or government

Information about fees (if appropriate):
 
One Course
Two courses
Three courses
Early registration (when booked by 31st March
£1155
£2000
£2750
Public/not-for-profit/academic sectors
£1350
£2400
£3350
Private sector
£2050
£3630
£5040

Included in fees are: Tuition; course materials; full week (Saturday to Saturday) accommodation including breakfast; other meals during the course

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
Increasingly, professionals in the health care field in low and middle income countries need to have a firm understanding of health economics in order to appreciate the different roles of the private, not-for-profit and public sectors in health care, use the techniques of economic evaluation and participate in debates about the organisation and financing of health care.  The Institute for International Health and Development (IIHD), founded in 1993, is a multi disciplinary centre for education, research and technical assistance supporting international health development in low and middle income countries.  The Institute is well placed to strengthen capacity in health economics for development through these short courses.  The teaching and personal accommodation will be on the new campus of Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.  The campus is a vibrant new academic village with high-tech buildings and attractive landscaped spaces featuring an innovative learning resource centre at the heart of the development.  Queen Margaret University is less than 10 minutes by train from the centre of the beautiful and historic city of Edinburgh.  Moreover, the courses take place during the world famous Edinburgh International Festival of Arts and Military Tattoo.  There will be opportunities in the evenings and before and after each of the courses for participants to explore Edinburgh and attend festival events.

Duration:
See website for more details

Course description:
Each course will be a mix of formal presentations and smaller group work in which participants will have the opportunity to pursue their own particular interests, analysing case studies and policy problems using the conceptual frameworks in Health Economics: An International Perspective.  The courses will use examples from all areas of the world, with a particular focus on Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Each participant will receive an extensive course pack, containing copies of the presentations on memory sticks, the book Health Economics: An International Perspective by Barbara McPake and Charles Normand (second edition, 2008, Routledge), and other sources of information and case study materials.

 

University of York

Decision Analytic Modelling for Economic Evaluation – Foundations Course  (2 days)

Contact details:
Mrs Linda Baillie, Course Administrator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, YORK, YO10 5DD.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321401 e-mail: che-admod@york.ac.uk

Target audience:
The course is aimed at health economists and those health professionals with experience of health economics who wish to develop skills and knowledge in decision analysis for purposes of cost effectiveness analysis.  It is designed for participants who are familiar with the basic principles of economic evaluation who wish to build, interpret and appraise decision models.  It is envisaged that participants will currently be undertaking economic evaluation within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, consultancy, academia or the health service.

Information about fees:
Reduced fees are available for public/academic sector.

For the latest up-to-date fees please see website.

Fees are fully inclusive of tuition, lunch, course dinner and course materials, and do not include accommodation. VAT is not payable.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
To the best of our knowledge this is the only course available in the UK with this type of content.

Duration: 2 days

Course description:
This course is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York.   It is undertaken twice a year - once in York and once in Glasgow.  This is a two-day course providing an introduction to the principles and practice of decision modelling for economic evaluation in health.

See website for more details

 

 

Decision Analytic Modelling for Economic Evaluation – Advanced Course  (3 days)

Contact details:
Mrs Linda Baillie, Course Administrator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, YORK, YO10 5DD.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321401 e-mail: che-admod@york.ac.uk

Target audience:
The course is aimed at health economists and those health professionals with experience of health economics who wish to learn about recent methodological developments in cost-effectiveness analysis.

Information about fees:
Reduced fees are available for public/academic sector, including PhD students.

For the latest up-to-date fees please see website.

Fees are fully inclusive of tuition, lunch, course dinner and course materials, and do not include accommodation. VAT is not payable.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
To the best of our knowledge this is the only course available in the UK with this type of content.

Duration: 3 days

Course description:
This three-day course is a collaboration between the University of Glasgow and the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. It is undertaken twice a year - once in York and once in Glasgow - and focuses on advanced modelling methods for economic evaluation. It is designed for participants who are familiar with basic decision modelling who wish to learn how to use more advanced modelling methods. It is envisaged that participants will currently be undertaking modelling for health economic evaluation within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, consultancy, academia or the health service.

See website for more details

 

Analysing Patient Data using Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) to Evaluate Health Care Policy and Practice (3 days)

Contact details:
Mrs Gillian Robinson, Workshop Administrator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, YORK, YO10 5DD.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321436 e-mail: gillian.robinson@york.ac.uk

Target audience:
This workshop is suitable for analysts working in NHS hospitals, commissioning organisations and the Department of Health, and for health care researchers and PhD students. Overseas applicants may also find the tuition can be applied to similar scenarios in their own country. 

Information about fees:
Subsidised places are available, on application, to full-time PhD students. More information is on the webpage.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
This is the only course offered in the UK which teaches and applies analysis of HES data using Stata.

Duration: 3 days

Course description:
This intensive workshop introduces participants to HES (hospital episode statistics) data and how to handle and manipulate these very large data sets using computer software. Participants will engage in problem-solving exercises, analysing the information in highly interactive sessions.

See website for more details

 

Introduction to Applied Health Economics: methods for the analysis of health care cost data (3 days)

Contact details:
Mrs Kerry Atkinson, Course Administrator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, YORK, YO10 5DD.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321403 e-mail: kerry.atkinson@york.ac.uk

Target audience:
The course is aimed at PhD students and junior researchers or policy makers working in applied health economics.

Information about fees:
Participation in the course is free of charge. Please note places for this course are limited to 30 participants. Limited funds will be made available to reimburse reasonable travel expenses.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
A focus on applications of microeconometric techniques to problems encountered in health economics research together with practical sessions and Stata code to undertake such analyses.

Duration: 3 days

Course description:
A three-day course focusing on the use of applied quantitative methods for the analysis of health care cost data. The course will provide an outline of applied health economics methods used to model health care costs relevant to the analysis of data obtained from administrative or observational sources and is aimed at PhD students and junior researchers or policy makers working in applied health economics. Lectures are complemented by practical computer-based exercises. The course is run by the Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG), a collaboration between the Centre for Health Economics and the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York.

See website for more details

 

Advanced Course in Applied Health Economics (3 days)

Contact details:
Mrs Kerry Atkinson, Course Administrator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, YORK, YO10 5DD.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321403 e-mail: kerry.atkinson@york.ac.uk

Target audience:
The course is aimed at PhD students and junior researchers or policy makers working in applied health economics.

Information about fees:
Participation in the course is free of charge. Please note places for this course are limited to 30 participants. Limited funds will be made available to reimburse reasonable travel expenses.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
A focus on applications of microeconometric techniques to problems encountered in health economics research together with practical sessions and Stata code to undertake such analyses.

Duration: 3 days

Course description:
A three-day course focusing on the use of duration data with wide applicability to research in health economics. The course was delivered by Professor Maarten Lindeboom, a renowned expert in micro-econometrics and the analysis of duration models, and hosted by the Health, Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG), HEDG is a collaboration between the Centre for Health Economics and the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York. The aim of the course is to introduce research professionals to the main techniques used in the analysis of time-to-event or duration models. Lectures are complemented by practical computer-based exercises.

See website for more details

 

Regression Methods for Health Economic Evaluation (3 days)

(with an optional half-day introductory course on Stata)

Contact details:
Mrs Linda Baillie, Course Administrator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, YORK, YO10 5DD.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321401 e-mail: che-regmeth@york.ac.uk

Target audience:
This course is intended for people currently undertaking health economic evaluations within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, consultancy, academia or the health service who wish to learn how to use regression methods to analyse individual patient-level cost, health outcome and cost-effectiveness data.

Information about fees:
Reduced fees are available for public/academic sector, including PhD students.

For the latest up-to-date fees please see website.

Fees are fully inclusive of tuition, lunch, course dinner and course materials, and do not include accommodation. VAT is not payable.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
To the best of our knowledge this is the only course available in the UK with this type of content.

Duration: 3 days

Course description:
The course covers the use of regression analysis methods for health economic evaluation of both randomised and non-randomised data. In particular, the course focuses on the use of regression methods to analyse different types of individual patient-level data. It includes a mixture of taught modules and practical exercises.

Participants are expected to have a basic familiarity with the concepts of cost-effectiveness analysis, descriptive statistics and regression methods.  
Throughout the course computer-based practical exercises will be used to show how the methods can be applied in the statistical package Stata. A half day introduction to Stata and the commands that will be used on the course is available for those less familiar with the software.

See website for more details

 

York Expert Workshops in the Socio Economic Evaluation of Medicines

Comprises three expert training workshops:

Contact details:
Mrs Vanessa King, York Expert Workshops Coordinator
Centre for Health Economics, University of York, YORK, YO10 5DD.
Tel: +44 (0)1904 321450 e-mail: irss82@york.ac.uk

Target audience:
Those 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; and health care decision-making.

Information about fees:
Reduced fees are available for public/academic sector, including PhD students.

For online registration and the latest up-to-date fees please visit our website: http://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/short/york-expert-workshops/#tab-5

Fees are fully inclusive of tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments, welcome reception and course dinner within beautiful historic venues in York city centre, and do not include accommodation. VAT is not payable.

 

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?

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.  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 from 3 to 5 days 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 compile an economic dossier, 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 new in 2014, our Quality of Life Workshop has been revised and updated into the 3 day Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment Workshop.  The York Expert Workshops are hosted in one of the finest examples of a medieval timber-framed building – the St. William’s College Conference Centre – with history dating back to 1461 and beautifully positioned next to the magnificent York Minster, in the centre of York within easy access of all York’s attractions, restaurants, shopping and accommodation.

Duration: Outcome Measurement: 3 days; Foundations & Advanced: 5 days

York Expert Workshops descriptions:

Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment

Workshop Leaders: Dr Bernard van den Berg, Professor Andrea Manca and Professor Mark Sculpher

Revised and updated for 2014, this 3-day workshop includes new material linked directly to the needs of organisations, such as the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which make decisions about health care delivery and funding. The workshop covers the key principles of outcome measurement and valuation as well as their practical implementation in health technology assessment. It focusses on the design, construction and application of a range of approaches to measuring and valuing health outcomes. The approaches considered include methods used as part of economic evaluation such as quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) based on preference-based generic measures (e.g. EQ-5D, HUI); approaches used to ‘map’ from clinical and disease-specific outcomes to generic measures; and also direct elicitation of preferences. The use of discrete choice experiments and subjective wellbeing is also considered.

The workshop will be a mixture of lectures and hands-on exercises supported by tutors.

Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care

Workshop Leaders: Professor Michael Drummond and Professor Mark Sculpher

The 5-day Foundations Workshop includes a comprehensive coverage of all key issues in the methodology and practice of economic evaluation. It is designed for those, new to the field, wishing to appreciate and appraise studies done by others, or requiring a foundation for more advanced study. It includes discussion of the main design features of studies, such as costing methods, health state preference valuation, integrating economic analysis with clinical trials and modelling approaches. Also, given the increasing demands for studies by health care decision makers, such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK, there is in-depth discussion of official requirements and the perspectives of decision makers.

The majority of the formal lectures are given by Professor Michael Drummond and Professor Mark Sculpher. In addition there are a number of tutored practical group exercises. The Foundations workshop fee includes a complimentary copy of the 3rd edition of ‘Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes’ by Michael Drummond and others.

Advanced Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Meeting Decision Makers’ Requirements

Workshop Leaders: Professor Mark Sculpher and Professor Michael Drummond

The 5-day Advanced Workshop deals with advanced methods in cost-effectiveness analysis for pharmaceuticals and other health care technologies. It is structured around the analytical steps required to develop economic analyses to inform decision makers such as reimbursement agencies, hospital managers and formulary committees. It is focused particularly on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) methods guidance for cost-effectiveness analysis which was updated in 2012. In addition to presentations, the workshop includes a series of exercises focusing on the development and analysis of a decision model, and includes computer-based work.

In order to get the most out of the Advanced Workshop, participants should be familiar with, and understand, Drummond et al 1997 or 2005 (Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, Oxford: OUP, 2nd or 3rd Edition), and be familiar with the main functions of Excel.


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