HSH761 - Health Technology Assessment 1


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

In-person seminars, held fortnightly in 2 x 2 hour blocks commencing week 1 of the trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online seminars, held fortnightly in 2 x 2 hour blocks commencing week 1 of the trimester. Recordings will also be available.


Health technologies such as medicines, diagnostic tools and surgical procedures provide the opportunity for government and providers to improve health care services and patient outcomes. Given the rapid development of these technologies and expanding evidence for pre-existing interventions, decision-makers face unprecedented challenges in ensuring that high quality and innovative care is managed in an environment of scarce resources. Health Technology Assessment (HTA) provides a means by which health technologies can be assessed and prioritised against existing health care interventions to inform the benefits and comparative value of interventions. This unit will focus on HTA and the clinical evaluation process, including the role of evidence- based medicine in the decision-making process. Appraisal of clinical evidence will include ‘risk of bias’ assessment, heterogeneity across clinical trials, and the use of surrogate outcome measures, and how clinical evidence can be incorporated into economic evaluations.

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