Health Technology Assessment

This introductory online course in Health Technology Assessment takes a broad view of the assessment of health technologies, such as medical procedures, devices, tests, pharmaceuticals and public health interventions, to inform policy decision-making regarding access to (and public funding of) these technologies.

Dates: Semester 2, 2024 (Mon 22 July to Sun 17 November)
Location: Online

Download the Health Technology Assessment course handbook

Course overview

Emphasis is placed on learning methods to assess the safety, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health technologies and on translating the findings into health policy. Attention is also given to the diffusion of technological innovations within their social, cultural and ethical context, to horizon scanning, evaluation of diagnostic tests and disinvestment of technologies. The course contains a mixture of online lectures, activities and practicals.


Download the course registration form to apply.

This course is also open to cross-institutional students, who will need to complete an additional application form.

This course is also available for non-award study.

2024 fees

Award and Non Award Fees
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Audit Domestic Student Fees
Public sector/academic $1,800 AUD
Private sector/commercial $2,890 AUD

Audit International Student Fees
Low income country $969 AUD
Middle income country $1,800 AUD
High income country public sector/academic $2,500 AUD
High income country private sector/commercial $3,000 AUD


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