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Short courses in Health Economics

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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:
 

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:
 
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

 

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

 

Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment (3 days) – York Expert Workshop in the Socio Economic Evaluation of Medicines

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

Web:  http://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/short/york-expert-workshops/

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.

Workshop leaders:
Dr Bernard van den BergProfessor Andrea MancaProfessor Mark Sculpher; Dr Andrew Lloyd

Workshop description:
Revised and updated in 2014, the 3-day Outcome 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 delivers a mixture of lectures and hands-on exercises supported by tutors.

Venue:
The 5-star Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa, York city Centre, United Kingdom:
http://www.thegrandyork.co.uk/

What makes our workshop distinct from other workshops?

The York Expert Workshops, run by the University of York’s Centre for Health Economics (CHE) (http://www.york.ac.uk/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.  Economic evaluation is also increasingly used internationally to support decisions in areas including public health and vaccines.  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 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 support decisions, 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 our Quality of Life Workshop was successfully revised and updated in 2014 into the 3 day Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment Workshop.  The York Expert Workshops are hosted in York’s only 5 star hotel – The Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa, in the centre of York within easy access of York’s railway station and all its attractions, restaurants, shopping and accommodation.

 

Foundations of Economic Evaluation in Health Care (5 days) – York Expert Workshop in the Socio Economic Evaluation of Medicines

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

Web:  http://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/short/york-expert-workshops/

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.

Workshop leaders:
Professor Michael DrummondProfessor Mark Sculpher

Workshop description:
The 5-day Foundations Workshop includes a comprehensive coverage of all key issues in the methods 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.

Venue:
The 5-star Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa, York city Centre, United Kingdom:
http://www.thegrandyork.co.uk/

What makes our workshop distinct from other workshops?

The York Expert Workshops, run by the University of York’s Centre for Health Economics (CHE) (http://www.york.ac.uk/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.  Economic evaluation is also increasingly used internationally to support decisions in areas including public health and vaccines.  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 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 support decisions, 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 our Quality of Life Workshop was successfully revised and updated in 2014 into the 3 day Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment Workshop.  The York Expert Workshops are hosted in York’s only 5 star hotel – The Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa, in the centre of York within easy access of York’s railway station and all its attractions, restaurants, shopping and accommodation.

 

Advanced Methods for Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Meeting Decision Makers’ Requirements (5 days) – York Expert Workshop in the Socio Economic Evaluation of Medicines

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

Web:  http://www.york.ac.uk/che/courses/short/york-expert-workshops/

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.

Workshop leaders:
Professor Mark SculpherProfessor Michael Drummond

Workshop description:
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. 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 2005 (Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programmes, Oxford: OUP, 3rd Edition), and be familiar with the main functions of Excel.  The Faculty and tutors come from the Team for Economic Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York.

Venue:
The 5-star Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa, York city Centre, United Kingdom:
http://www.thegrandyork.co.uk/

What makes our workshop distinct from other workshops?
The York Expert Workshops, run by the University of York’s Centre for Health Economics (CHE) (http://www.york.ac.uk/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.  Economic evaluation is also increasingly used internationally to support decisions in areas including public health and vaccines.  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 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 support decisions, 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 our Quality of Life Workshop was successfully revised and updated in 2014 into the 3 day Outcome Measurement and Valuation for Health Technology Assessment Workshop.  The York Expert Workshops are hosted in York’s only 5 star hotel – The Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa, in the centre of York within easy access of York’s railway station and all its attractions, restaurants, shopping and accommodation.

 

York Health Economics Consortium

Understanding Searching Techniques

Contact details:
Alicia Wooding (Training Co-ordinator)
Alicia.wooding@york.ac.uk
01904 324084

Target audience:

  • Project managers, research commissioners and researchers commissioning standalone literature searches or searches which form the basis of larger projects, who need to understand how to describe the search which is needed and to assess whether searches provided are fit for purpose;
  • Researchers requiring a better understanding of how to specify searches and to brief information specialists to conduct searches;
  • Searchers new to the field of evidence synthesis and the specific search approaches required.

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
Literature searches are the foundation for many aspects of high quality health research and technology assessment; including systematic reviews, rapid evidence assessments and economic model development.

Developing search strategies to retrieve relevant research evidence requires knowledge of database features and skills in turning the concepts embodied in a research question into a search strategy. It also requires the search approach to be adapted to the research context; a search to identify inputs for rapid evidence development will have different requirements to a search for a systematic review. This course provides an introduction to search development for project managers, research commissioners and new searchers, who are seeking a better understanding of how searches are constructed and adapted to meet the needs of various types of projects.

The trainers are experienced information specialists, trainers and researchers. Their extensive experience lies in conducting literature searches to inform evidence syntheses such as health technology assessments and systematic reviews.

By the end of the training day, participants will:

  • Understand how a search is constructed conceptually;
  • Understand how search strategies are developed and how this is shaped by the research context;
  • Understand the purpose of subject headings, textwords, Boolean operators, and truncation;
  • Be aware of the issues of sensitivity and precision and their role in different types of searches;
  • Be able to critique a strategy and appreciate key tradeoffs which have been made.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/understanding-searching-techniques/

 

Identifying Diagnostic Test Accuracy Studies: Challenges and Strategies

Contact details:
Alicia Wooding (Training Co-ordinator)
Alicia.wooding@york.ac.uk
01904 324084

Target audience:
This study day would be of interest to librarians, information professionals and researchers seeking more insight into the identification of diagnostic test accuracy studies and reviews.

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
Diagnostic test studies are receiving increasing attention, but are challenging to identify efficiently and reliably. As well as health care professionals seeking information on best evidence on test accuracy, there is also a growing requirement for systematic study identification to inform systematic reviews and technology assessments of diagnostic tests and techniques. The growing number of diagnostic test accuracy reviews is an important resource for the practice of evidence-based health care. This training day will provide an introduction to the key features of diagnostic test accuracy studies to provide insight into retrieval challenges. This will be followed by an overview of the research evidence on search approaches to identify diagnostic studies and the key current resources available to find studies and reviews. In this fast-moving research area we will explore current searching guidance and highlight key critical appraisal tools for assessing diagnostic test accuracy studies. There will be time to explore and test strategies and resources.

By the end of the training day, participants will have:

  • An awareness of the features of a diagnostic test accuracy study;
  • An understanding of the key issues relating to effective searching for diagnostic test accuracy studies;
  • An awareness of the key resources to search for diagnostic test studies and diagnostic reviews;
  • Some experience of developing strategies and searching key resources.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/identifying-dta-studies/

 

Advanced Search Techniques for Systematic Reviews, HTA and Guidelines

Contact details:
Alicia Wooding (Training Co-ordinator)
Alicia.wooding@york.ac.uk
01904 324084

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
This advanced course on search techniques complements our advanced course on search strategy design.

Extensive literature searches are the foundation of high quality systematic reviews, health technology assessment (HTA), guideline development and other major projects. Conducting searches to retrieve research evidence from databases and other resources requires a range of knowledge and skills. There are constant challenges to keeping up-to-date with new database features and approaches to achieving efficient searches. Search approaches may need to be adapted depending on the end-product which the search is informing and the resources available. Search approaches increasingly need to be explained to sponsors and other end-users in terms of the extent to which they are fit-for-purpose.

This workshop will provide opportunities to learn new techniques, to discuss best approaches, to share insights and to assess variations in current best practice. The workshop will be facilitated by information specialists experienced in literature searching to inform systematic reviews and HTAs and in conducting research into the evidence base for information retrieval. Participants are encouraged to suggest topics / issues in advance for discussion during the workshop.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/advanced-search-techniques-systematic-reviews-health-technology-assessment-guideline-development-20th-october-2015/

 

Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics

Contact details:
Alicia Wooding (Training Co-ordinator)
Alicia.wooding@york.ac.uk
01904 324084

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
This is a re-designed advanced course on search strategy design for complex topics and complements our course on advanced search techniques. As the volume of published research grows it is becoming more challenging to identify efficiently studies performed according to specific methods or relating to broad topics. As well as increasing volumes of research, many research topics are complex to capture in search strategies. Examples of complex topics may include, but are not limited to, reviews of complex interventions, reviews requiring the identification of study designs other than RCTs, public health and social care topics, veterinary literature, food and feed safety research.

Information professionals and others wishing to develop search strategies for complex topics face challenges in designing strategies which retrieve relevant material but are also efficient in numbers of records retrieved. As well as approaches to developing strategies to run in traditional bibliographic databases, increasingly text analytical software and text mining techniques are being used to interrogate large literatures. These techniques can be used to identify concepts in complex topics and assist with developing strategies to capture complex topics.

This training event will address the challenges of developing search strategies to capture complex topics in large bibliographic databases using different conceptual combinations and search techniques. The training event will also introduce textual analytic and text mining techniques to demonstrate their potential for strategy design and testing. Participants will undertake exercises using open source visualisation tools to investigate terms within sets of records.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/advanced-search-strategy-design/

 

Indirect and Mixed Treatment Comparisons

Contact details:
Alicia Wooding (Training Co-ordinator)
Alicia.wooding@york.ac.uk
01904 324084

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
Indirect (ITC) and mixed treatment comparisons (MTC) are increasingly used in health technology assessment. They are statistical techniques to synthesise available direct and indirect evidence to provide information on the comparative effectiveness of a range of competing interventions.

ITC and MTC are often the end product of systematic reviews and the data produced is often used to inform economic models. Deciding on the suitability of conducting these analyses and undertaking them require a range of specialist skills including statistical skills. These analyses also significantly benefit from appropriate scoping and advanced planning.

YHEC offers this one day training workshop to introduce ITC and MTC to project managers, research commissioners and others new to these techniques, to help them understand how to plan, commission and assess ITC/MTC. The workshop is currently presented on-demand at the client’s place of work.

By the end of the training day, participants will:

  • Understand the principles of ITC and MTC;
  • Understand the preplanning and scoping required to inform the ITC/MTC;
  • Understand the limitations of ITC/MTC and when such analyses may not be appropriate;
  • Be aware of the key issues to specify in a request for proposal and to explore when assessing the suitability of a completed proposal;
  • Understand the resource implications of such comparisons.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/indirect-and-mtc/

 

Economic Evaluation for Oncology

Contact details:
Alicia Wooding (Training Co-ordinator)
Alicia.wooding@york.ac.uk
01904 324084

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
This training day focusses on the development of economic models specifically in the area of oncology. The sessions will include overviews of the most common methods for modelling treatments for cancer, and will pay particular attention to the areas that prove most challenging in HTA, including survival curve analysis, data extrapolation, quality of life modelling (including adverse events), handling treatment discontinuation, modelling disease progression and post-progression model assumptions. The day will draw on examples from previous HTA submissions and will provide a number of recommendations for modelling frameworks. This course will be particularly suited to those people that commission oncology models. Please note that other more ‘hands-on’ modelling courses are run by the University of York.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/economic-evaluation-oncology/

 

Early Economic Modelling to Inform Clinical Trial Design and Other Decisions

Contact details:
Alicia Wooding (Training Co-ordinator)
Alicia.wooding@york.ac.uk
01904 324084

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
Economic evaluations are increasingly used as tools to inform decision-makers about the cost-effectiveness of health technologies. Such evaluations are often undertaken during the late stages of the technology development (i.e. around the time of product launch or, in some cases, post-launch). However, there is an increasing need for the manufacturers of the technology to appraise the likely cost-effectiveness of the intervention before making decisions on price and indication, as well as to inform the development of clinical trials. The purposes of such an analysis are to allow the user to determine the relative importance of different parameter inputs, in order to inform decisions on pricing, target populations and prioritisation of further research.

This one-day training session will cover the fundamental aspects of ‘early modelling’ as well as exploring more advanced methods such as value of information analysis.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/early-economic-modelling/

 

Economic Evaluations and Economic Evidence in Healthcare: Finding Information to Inform Technology Assessments and Economic Models

Contact details:
Alicia Wooding (Training Co-ordinator)
Alicia.wooding@york.ac.uk
01904 324084

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
Health economics information is a key element in much health services research and particularly in health technology assessments. Identifying economic evidence to inform such research can involve searches in a range of databases and using a variety of strategies. This study day will include a ‘jargon buster’ session on the basics of health economics and economic models. It will also feature presentations about key economics information resources including the CEA Registry, and explorations of options for searching to identify data for economic models. With the closure of key economic evaluation databases (NHS EED and HEED) we will be focusing on how to identify economic evaluations from major bibliographic databases. There will be opportunities for hands-on practice.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/economic-evaluations-and-evidence/

 

Understanding and Critiquing Health Economics Models

Contact details:
Alicia Wooding (Training Co-ordinator)
Alicia.wooding@york.ac.uk
01904 324084

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
This training day aims to provide the participant with a sufficient grounding to effectively critique and validate models. The training day will be particularly useful to those people who commission health economic models, or use models to help make decisions. As well as discussing the strengths and uses of economic modelling, the training day will also explore the limitations and constraints of different approaches and will explore a number of commonly-observed errors in models. Please note that this training day has not been designed to teach delegates how to build models; instead, the course is aimed at those who will review or depend on models built by other researchers.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/health-economics-models/

 

Making an Economic Case for Service Redesign in the NHS

Contact details:
Alicia Wooding (Training Co-ordinator)
Alicia.wooding@york.ac.uk
01904 324084

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK?
YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
The NHS in England has been challenged to become more efficient, to meet the increasing demand for services within a more constrained funding allocation. The QIPP programme seeks to generate around £20 billion of efficiency savings across the NHS over five years but the implementation of that programme is very much a matter for local healthcare providers and commissioners.

The NHS Confederation has stated that to achieve sustainable efficiency savings, the NHS needs to redesign the way in which services are provided. This can be anything from the closure of a hospital to transferring patients from outpatient clinics to their GPs for treatment. In making a case for service redesign, it is crucial that NHS providers and commissioners understand the economic impact of the changes that are proposed.

This one-day course is aimed at NHS commissioners and providers who need to understand how to make an economic case for change. The training day aims to provide an understanding of how the NHS tariff system works and will outline a simple modelling approach to examine the impact of service change from the provider and commissioner perspective. The course will also outline how returns on investment can be forecast and how the results can be used in business cases.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/nhs-service-redesign

 

Introduction to Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMs)

Contact details:
Alicia Wooding (Training Co-ordinator)
Alicia.wooding@york.ac.uk
01904 324084

Information about fees:
For the latest up-to-date fees please see website www.yhec.co.uk/training

Registration fee includes tea and coffee, lunch and course documentation.

What makes your course distinct from other courses available in the UK? YHEC senior trainers have many years’ experience in their field of expertise and deliver training workshops that combine academic rigour with practical expertise from both a public and private sector perspective. All our courses integrate working examples and exercises to help demonstrate the theoretical aspects of Health Economics and Searching Techniques using real-world examples.

Duration: 1 day

Course description:
Patient-reported outcomes (PRO) are increasingly being used to capture patients’ experiences of their interactions with healthcare professionals, services and interventions. For instance, in the National Health Service (NHS England) patient-reported outcomes and experiences are routinely recorded for a number of surgical procedures to measure the impact and quality of care received. Furthermore, PRO measures are often also included in pharmaceutical clinical trials alongside efficacy and safety data to provide critical information about symptoms, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and adverse events from the patients’ perspective.

This one-day course will provide attendees with a background to PROs and the instruments used to collect PRO data, including the development and validation of these instruments. Further topics that will be covered are the differences between disease and treatment specific PRO and generic instruments, electronic PROs, the use of PROs in clinical trials and in commissioning and evaluating healthcare services.

http://www.yhec.co.uk/training/patient-reported-outcomes/


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