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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.

Course DATES 

Next dates:

  • Tuesday 6 & Wednesday 7 July 2021 - REGISTRATION OPEN

ONLINE COURSE FEES & REGISTRATION

 

Early Booking (until Noon, Friday 4 June 2021) Private Individual / Industry £320 - Click here to register and pay

Early Booking (until Noon, Friday 4 June 2021) Academic / Public Sector / Non-Profit Organisation  £195 - Click here to register and pay

Standard rate - Private Individual / Industry  £365

Standard rate - Academic / Public Sector / Non-Profit Organisation  £240

Flat rate - Lower Middle Income Country** (LMIC) Private Individual / Industry £270 - Click here to register and pay

Flat rate - Lower Middle Income Country** (LMIC) Academic / Public Sector / Non-Profit Organisation £170 - Click here to register and pay

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR COMBINED COURSE BOOKINGS - CLICK HERE TO VIEW PRICES & PROCEED TO PAYMENT

For group bookings and bookings/payments for future courses, please contact the HERC administration team at herc@ndph.ox.ac.uk for further information

**Countries which are defined as low-income economies or lower-middle-income economies (LMIC), are eligible for the reduced short course fees. A list of countries included can be found at this webpage: https://wellcome.org/grant-funding/guidance/low-and-middle-income-countries

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 (40-75 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 at a time convenient to participants, although to get the most out of the live sessions, we recommend viewing the lectures and working through the exercises ahead of the session. 

Draft Programme

Session

Topics covered

Live Q&A session

Introduction to key health economic concepts (45 minutes of pre-recorded lectures)

What is economics?

Introduction to economic evaluation

Designing an economic evaluation and information required

Tues 6th July, 2 - 3.30 pm (UK time)

Measuring health-related quality of life and use of clinical outcomes (74 minutes of pre-recorded lectures)

Types of economic analyses

Commonly used economic outcome measures

Instruments for data collection

Collecting and valuing relevant cost data in clinical trials (57 minutes of pre-recorded lectures)

Cost perspective

Types and sources of costs

Other considerations when costing

Economic evaluation, uncertainty and modelling (57 minutes of pre-recorded lectures)

Trial-based economic evaluation

Extrapolation

Uncertainty and other common issues

Interpreting an economic evaluation

Wed 7th July, 2 - 3.30 pm (UK time)

Examples and getting projects funded (42 minutes of pre-recorded lectures)

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