The Research Education and Training Group has secured a number of funded places on the HERC’s ‘Introduction to Health Economic Evaluation’ (1 day) and ‘Applied Methods of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis’ (3 day) courses. Each course is tailored towards health professionals and health researchers.
Applications are welcome from all research staff/students currently funded by the Oxford BRC. The application should clearly demonstrate benefits of attending the requested course to both the applicant and the research area that they work in. Applicants must also ensure that they meet the entrance requirements for the requested training course (particularly in the case of the Applied Methods course).
The WHO defines health economics as “the connection between health and the resources needed to promote it. Resources here involve not just money, but also people, materials and time, which could have been used in other ways. The underlying issue is that while the needs may be indefinite – for health, food, shelter, etc. – the resources to satisfy them are finite”. Consideration of the economic implications of translational research within constrained resources is clearly very important and we are keen to raise awareness of this topic amongst the Oxford BRC research community.
Details of the courses on offer are given below – if you would be interested in attending, please download and complete the application form (at the bottom of this page) in order to be entered for consideration for funding. The closing date for funding applications is 28th February 2018.
Introduction to Health Economic Evaluation (1 day)
(Current 2018 course dates: 19th April, 20th April, and 18th October, 19th October)
The course explains how economists evaluate the costs and benefits of health interventions, and how health economics is used by decision makers in the health services and in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. The day is split into four sessions:
• Introduction to key health economic concepts
• Measuring outcomes
• Measuring costs
• Interpreting and using cost-effectiveness analysis in decision making
A copy of the complete presentation materials for each session will be provided for all participants, in addition to the certificate of completion for the course. Further details about the course content are available from herc.ox.ac.uk/herc-short-courses
Applied Methods of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (3 day)
(Current 2018 course dates: July and December – dates to be confirmed)
Analytic methods of economic evaluation are applied in health care to address the fundamental economic question of how to allocate scarce health care resources to maximise health gain. This course teaches the latest methods for performing a cost-effectiveness analysis of a healthcare intervention. The course is split into six half-day sessions:
• Health outcomes
• Resource use and costs
• Decision analysis and modelling
• Reporting and presenting cost-effectiveness results
• Q&A and completion session
Course delegates will receive a copy of the ‘Applied Methods of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health and all hardcopy course materials, in addition to the certificate of completion for the course. For further information or to check whether you would be eligible to attend please visit herc.ox.ac.uk/herc-short-courses
Click to download the HERC training bursary application form here (zipped Word file)