Using Health Technology Assessment in Support of Universal Health Coverage

On this ExpertTrack offered via FutureLearn, you’ll explore the theory of health economics to understand how scarcity and resources affect decision-making.

Healthcare resources are finite in every setting and, irrespective of the financing and organisation of a country’s healthcare system, decisions have to be made fairly.

You’ll also discover the use of health technology assessment (HTA) as one of the tools for priority setting. This knowledge will help you start thinking like a health economist and how we can ensure decisions are based on evidence and the best outcomes.


Key Facts

  • Course dates: Registration is open
  • Course Coordinator - Dr Eleanor Grieve
  • Online Distance Learning (ODL)
  • Non-accredited, but with a certificate of completion
  • For more info contact:

Why this course?

This ExpertTrack is designed for those working in healthcare who want to learn more about health technology assessment.

It will be most useful for healthcare professionals, researchers, and decision-makers who want to gain technical skills in HTA.

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


Online Distance Learning

Join this online ExpertTrack to master new skills in your chosen specialist area. Work through a series of topic-focused courses at your own pace, and pass the final assessment to earn a digital certificate award which proves your expertise. All coursework is done online, at your own pace, and in your own time.

Programme Structure

You can see the full course structure on the FutureLearn website.

Registration & Fees

You can pay a monthly subscription fee of £36 for as long as it takes you to complete the ExpertTrack. You can learn at your own pace and cancel at any time.

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Entry Requirements & Assessment

As this course is not accredited, there are no course-specific entry requirements. You will receive a certificate for every completed course and pass the final assessment to earn a digital certificate.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or if you would like any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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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