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What is the course about

This newly developed course is designed for clinical investigators, managers, researchers and others working in clinical trials. It will give participants an understanding of what is required to enable an economic evaluation to be integrated into a clinical trial at the design stage. No previous knowledge or background in economics is required. Additionally it will provide practical advice on how to find and collaborate with a health economist on the analysis of a clinical trial.

Aims

  • To introduce key health economic concepts
  • Why are economic evaluations often required by Governments and payers to determine if new technologies are cost-effective
  • To explain how to involve health economists in each stage of clinical trial, from study design and funding application to results reporting  

Format

The course is divided into five sessions:

  • Session 1: Introduction to key health economic concepts
  • Session 2: Measuring health-related quality of life and use of clinical outcomes
  • Session 3: Collecting and valuing relevant cost data in clinical trials
  • Session 4: Economic evaluation, uncertainty and modelling
  • Session 5: Examples, getting projects funded and working with a health economist

Each session will comprise of a mix of pre-recorded lectures (40-50 minutes per session), practical exercises to reinforce the presentations, and live sessions with tutors to go over exercises and to provide an opportunity for questions.

Access to course material will be provided at least a week in advance of the course. The lectures and practical exercises can be viewed and worked through on the morning of the live session, or at a time convenient to participants before these live sessions.

Draft Programme

Session

Topics covered

Live Q&A session

Introduction to key health economic concepts

What is economics?

Introduction to economic evaluation

Designing an economic evaluation and information required

Tues 8 December, 2 - 3.30 pm

Measuring health-related quality of life and use of clinical outcomes

Types of economic analyses

Commonly used economic outcome measures

Instruments for data collection

Collecting and valuing relevant cost data in clinical trials

Cost perspective

Types and sources of costs

Other considerations when costing

Economic evaluation, uncertainty and modelling

Trial-based economic evaluation

Extrapolation

Uncertainty and other common issues

Interpreting an economic evaluation

Wed 9 December, 2 - 3.30 pm

Examples and getting projects funded

UKPDS case study

Other ways to collaborate

Finding and working with a health economist

  • The language of the course is English
  • A certificate of completion will be provided (electronically) post course