HTA in a global context

The course aims to equip students with the necessary skills to develop an understanding of HTA guidance and processes in different jurisdictions, to critique HTA in different contexts and to gain technical and analytical skills in the application of HTA, with a particular focus on low-and middle- income countries.

If you would like to find out more about our MSc in Health Technology Assessment which this module is a part of, please see our course page:

Key facts

  • Course dates: 10th January - 25th March 2021
  • Online Distance Learning (ODL)
  • Non-accredited, but with a certificate of attendance
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Purpose: This course will cover HTA in different contexts, exploring geographical variation between high-income countries as well as looking more in-depth about how and why decision-making in healthcare may differ in low and middle income countries.
differences in structure of health care and reimbursement systems, HTA in decision making from a global perspective, Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) as health outcome measures, application of different methods in low and middle income countries (LMICs).
Course Co-ordinator: Eleanor Grieve

Why this programme?

  • Our faculty are world-class experts in their fields, who are active not only in research and teaching, but also involved in HTA decision-making at a national level (e.g. through NICE, SHTAG).
  • Our teaching is research-led. The courses have been developed to reflect the latest academic research and up-to-date challenges in HTA decision-making.
  • During the course, from week to week you will interact with your teachers and fellow participants. Your teachers will direct and observe the discussion, and respond to participant questions about the course content.


Online distance learning 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

10 week online course comprising 10 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 the following week. 

A provisional outline of the ten weeks of the course can be found here Global HTA course outline

Registration and Fees

Fees are:

£660 for low and middle income countries (LMICs)

£704 for public/academic sector delegates

£1,100 for commercial/private sector

Register for this course

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

Entry Requirements and 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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