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Health Technology Assessment is a form of policy-informing research which is employed increasingly to inform evidence-based decision-making in health care. The primary aim of this course is to provide an insight into the basic concepts and methods in HTA production and utilisation as well as its application within the German health care system. Participants are subsequently trained in the main steps of conducting an assessment.

The course takes the format of blended learning, combining face-to-face and online activities. With the exception of the three compact seminars (6h each), participants do not need to be at the university. During the online phase the workload should be estimated at approximately 3 hours per day. Participants can obtain a graded certificate (6 ECTS points) or a certificate of attendance. The prerequisite for successfully completing the course is a minimum number of points attained by means of participation in the face-to-face and web-based seminars, homework and a final online exam.

The course language is German.

Health Technology Assessment (HTAonline)

Important dates

  • First on-site seminar: 12.04.2019
  • Second on-site seminar: 24.05.2019
  • Third on-site seminar: 12.07.2019

On-site seminars take place between 10:00 and 16:00h. Attendance at the first on-site seminar is mandatory.

  • Online stage: 12.04. - 12.07.2019

Participation requirements

The course is open to Master-level students of any Department of the Berlin University of Technology.

Please note that the spring semester course is addressed to Master students only. Its winter semester counterpart is available for postgraduate students and professionals. 


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Administrational issues: Sabine Fuchs

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