This micro-credential focuses on on understanding the rationale for using HTA for decision-making, providing the tools to critically appraise a health economic evaluation paper and a Health Technology Assessment document.

Most micro-credentials require a 2.2 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience. Should you have any queries regarding your eligibility, please contact us at

On completion of this micro-credential learners will be able to:

1) Recognize the role that HTA has in the decision-making process to fund new medical programs, new drugs or medical devices and differentiate between affordability and cost-effectiveness.

2) Critically appraise a Health Technology Assessment document TA document or a health economic evaluation. Including sources of costs, sources of effectiveness, and measures of effectiveness or utility.

3) Construct a simple decision tree model or a simple Markov model identifying the sources for health utilisation as well as effectiveness sources

Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

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