Introduction to Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment

Over the course of ten weeks, you will be introduced the key concepts of health economics and explore the mechanisms of the healthcare market as well as challenges to the global healthcare system. 

Key Facts

  • Course dates: 14th February - 22nd April 
  • Course coordinator - Dr Eleanor Grieve
  • Online Distance Learning (ODL)
  • Non-accredited, but with a certificate of attendance
  • For more info contact:

Why this course?

This introduction to key concepts in health economics and health technology assessment is intended for anyone wishing to grasp a basic understanding of health economics and will give participants a chance to explore the mechanisms of the healthcare market as well as challenges to the global healthcare system. This course is particularly useful for those operating in lower and middle-income countries (LMICs). 

By taking this course, you are also well placed for further study on our MSc Health Technology Assessment.


Online Distance Learning

Online distance learning (ODL) at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus.

You do not need to have experience of studying online as you will be guided through how to access and use all of our online resources.

Virtual learning

You will connect with your fellow participants and tutors through our virtual learning environment where you will have access to a multitude of learning resources including:

  • recorded lectures
  • videos
  • interactive quizzes

Great emphasis is placed on making sure you feel well supported in your learning and that you have good interactions with everyone on the programme.  Support is available in a number of ways and you will find out more about this during orientation.

All you need to participate in our online programmes is a computer and internet access. 

Programme Structure

This is a ten-week online course comprising ten recorded lectures and accompanying practical exercises. The lectures will be 45min/1hr in duration and exercises associated with lectures will take a notional 2 hours for the participants to complete. Each week the academic lead will be responsible for monitoring and contributing to the discussion board. The exercise solutions will be posted on Moodle, our online learning platform, the following week. 

Registration & Fees

This course is being offered at a discounted introductory rate of £350 for all participants. 

For enquiries, please email or register online.

In exceptional circumstances, we can invoice your institution for payment.

Entry Requirements & Assessment

As this course is not accredited, there are no course-specific entry requirements and there is no assessment.

Contact Us

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If you would like to see more about our MSc in Health Technology Assessment , which this course is an introduction to, please visit