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Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre

Introduction to Health Economics Course

Great introduction to health economics!
Be prepared to be thoroughly informed by the end of it.

This popular course is delivered by Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC) at the University of Southampton.

The course will provide an overview of health economics and is designed for health professionals, academics and decision makers with an understanding of health and related research.


Course dates

CourseCourse datesDeliveryAvailability
Introduction to Health Economics Evaluation

15/11/2023 9am - 1pm

22/11/2023 9am - 1pm

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What does SHTAC do?

SHTAC is a national centre of excellence in health technology assessment commissioned to assess the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of health technologies for NICE.

Meet the trainers

Course Leader: Dr Keith Cooper | Course Administrator: Angela Vincent | Click here for staff profiles of all the training team.

Course content

Basic concepts of health economics

Measuring health outcomes

Measuring costs

Cost effectiveness analyses in decision making

Reviewing economic evaluations 


2021- 2023 Course Participants' comments

"Great course, gives you great foundation on the subject of health economics."

"A really useful introduction to explore the concepts, tools and processes in Health Economic Evaluation. Following the course I feel much more confident understanding the core principles that are increasingly found cited in Health Research, as well as their strengths and limitations. Thank you so much!"

"Very useful course for anyone interested in or likely to use healthcare economics in their research."

"Brilliant course! The content was excellent, the presenters were clear and very patient answering all of my questions. Thoroughly recommend to anyone new to Health Economics." 

"An excellent introduction to this topic for those with no prior knowledge at all!"

"I am planning on including health economic analysis as part of my doctorate thesis. This course has given me a good baseline level of knowledge and I feel now much more confident in pursuing my goals."

"This was a great, introductory course particularly for those with some foundational knowledge of ho health economics applies in real life settings."

"Very helpful introduction to health economics."

"This is a really useful overview of Health Economics for those who need to appreciate and critique at a high level."

"An excellent course for a complete beginner with an interest in health economics. Plenty of food for thought that won't cause indigestion!"

"Great introduction to health economics! Be prepared to be thoroughly informed by the end of it."

"Great introduction to Health economic evaluation."

"It was great having the printed course notes so we didn't have to stare at the screen. I really enjoyed the variety of presentation styles - learnt a lot from each of the speakers."

"Very useful and easy-to-understand from basics to more advanced topics."

Course materials

Course pack

To support your learning, you will receive a comprehensive PDF of course materials.

General Terms

Fees per course

A cancellation fee of £50 will be incurred for cancellations up to 4 weeks before the course date, cancellations after this date are non-refundable. Substitutions can be made; new delegate details should be emailed to the Course Administrator In the event that the course is cancelled for any reason, our liability is limited to the course fee only which will be refunded in full. We recommend delegates have adequate insurance cover for any travel or personal expenses.

Online delivery

The course is delivered online using Zoom or MS Teams video conferencing.



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