The use of health technology assessment (HTA) to support universal health coverage
The use of health technology assessment (HTA) to support universal health coverage

The use of health technology assessment (HTA) to support universal health coverage (RSS3.10) - Confirmed

This course provides practical and stepwise guidance on the use of evidence-informed deliberative processes in HTA to design a country’s health benefit package. You will learn how this approach promotes legitimate decision-making on the path to universal health coverage.

Duration: one-week.

    General

    Countries around the world need to make choices on how they progress towards universal health coverage (UHC), including choices on the content of the package. Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is an important approach to support countries in making these choices. It is a multidisciplinary process that uses explicit methods to determine the value of a health technology at different points in its lifecycle. The purpose is to inform decision-making in order to promote an equitable, efficient, and high-quality health system. 

    This course provides guidance on how to design the necessary HTA processes informed by the theory of evidence-informed deliberative processes (EDPs), international best practices and practical examples from low and middle income countries. Teaching staff has supported Ministries of Health in several countries including Ghana, Iran, Kazachstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Pakistan, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ukraine and UAE. EDPs are based on rational decision-making through evidence-informed evaluation of identified relevant values as well as fair decision-making. EDPs aim to contribute to the legitimacy of recommendations and/or decisions, e.g. by improving the quality, consistency and transparency of the HTA process. 

    The course is highly interactive. Participants who attend this course will gain a better understanding of the application of EDPs in their own context, and how these processes can be used to promote legitimate decision-making on the path to universal health coverage. The course is targeted at policy makers at Ministries of Health or other governmental institutes; representatives of HTA organisations; researchers and students who work in HTA; industry representatives.

    Starting date

    01 July 2024, 9 am
    Costs
    €500
    Educational method
    On-site
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    01 July 2024, 9 am - 05 July 2024, 5 pm
    Teacher(s)
    Dr Wija Oortwijn
    Dr Leon Bijlmakers
    Gavin Surgey MSc
    Unique code
    RSS3.10

    Factsheet

    Type of education
    Course
    Entry requirements
    Basic understanding of HTA, cost-effectiveness analysis and/or priority setting. Interest in global health.
    Study load (ECTS)
    2
    Result
    Certificate
    Organisation
    Radboud Summer School

    Startdate: 01 July 2024, 9 am - 05 July 2024, 5 pm
    ECTS credits: 2 ECTS. For more information see credits and certificate.

    Course Programme

    This course provides guidance on how to design the necessary HTA processes informed by the theory of evidence-informed deliberative processes (EDPs), international best practices and practical examples from low and middle income countries. 

    The course is highly interactive. Participants who attend this course will gain a better understanding of the application of EDPs in their own context, and how these processes can be used to promote legitimate decision-making on the path to universal health coverage.

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    Course list

    Overview courses and disciplines

    Course list
    Cardiology

    Health, Care and Welfare

    Course list
    Rob Mr. Baltussen

    Prof. Rob Baltussen

    Prof. Rob Baltussen is an economist specialized in global health economics. His research focuses on the development of methods and tools for priority setting in health, to support Ministries of Health to make socially acceptable choices. For this, Baltussen integrates methods from various disciplines such as economics, ethics and decisions-sciences, which resulted in the development of ‘evidence-informed deliberative processes’. 

    Baltussen is member of the World Health Organizations Technical Advisory Group on Health Benefit Packages 2019-2021. Presently, Baltussen and his team are supporting several governmental agencies around the world, including in the Netherlands, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Iran. Baltussen was Chair of the International Society for Priorities in Health 2016-2018. He has extensive field work experience in around 25 countries in Africa and Asia, and worked as a senior health economist at the World Health Organization in Geneva being responsible for the development of WHO guidelines on cost-effectiveness analysis.

    Costs

    • Regular: €500 (application deadline 31st of May)

    Includes: your course, coffee and tea during breaks, a warm lunch every day, Official Opening, Official Closing (with some drinks and snacks). 

    Excludes: transport, accommodation, social events and other costs.  

    Discounts and Scholarships

     

    Admission

    Level of participant: 

    • Master
    • PhD
    • Postdoc
    • Professional

    Admission requirements: Basic understanding of HTA, cost-effectiveness analysis and/or priority setting. Interest in global health.

    Admission documents: 

    • CV

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