Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa

Health Technology Assessment and Management

In association with Algarve University


BACKGROUND

Health technology assessment & Management (HTAM) is a multi-disciplinary field that studies the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of development, diffusion, and use of health technology. 

Its main purpose is to inform technology-related policy-making in health care, and thus improve the uptake of cost-effective new technologies and prevent the uptake of technologies that are of doubtful value for the health system.


OBJECTIVES

  • To manage technological change in health care through the implementation of HTA findings. This concentration combines the skill sets of health technology assessment and health management and policy development 
  • This Master’s programme develops its curriculum around three relevant areas; Health Technology Assessment, Health Management and Quality in Healthcare, with reference to national and international guidelines and legal framework.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Degree in the Health Sciences (e.g., Health Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Sciences, among others), Economic and Political Sciences (e.g., Economics, Administration and Management, Political Sciences, among others), Social Sciences (e.g. Law, Sociology, Psychology, among others).


DURANTION

  • 3 Terms


ECTS

  • 90 ECTS


Institutional Support General Health Directory and Infarmed


STUDY PLAN

YEARTERMCURRICULAR CREDITSECTS
CREDITS 
1st1st

Health Technology Assessment
Quality Systems and Patient Safety
Biostatistics and Quality in health care
Systematic review and meta analysis
Seminars I

5
6
6
6
7

2nd

Economic Evaluation in health care
Management in HTA
Audit and Certification
Research Methodologies
Seminars II

6
6
6
5
7

2nd3rdProject30