Sydney Professional Certificate

Health Technology Management

Graduates of this Professional Certificate will have specialised knowledge in health technology assessment and the use of evidence in health policy processes.

Graduates will have cognitive skills to:

  • Assess and monitor innovations in health including technologies and services
  • Support investment and disinvestment decision-making throughout the health sector
  • Critically appraise evidence for health technology assessment, policy design and implementation
  • Use evidence effectively in a case for policy change.

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Health Technology Management

Sydney Professional Certificate in Health Technology Management

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
5000-level units of study
HPOL5014
Foundations of Health Technology Mangt
6      Semester 1
HPOL5008
Evidence into Health Policy and Planning
6      Semester 1

Health Technology Management

Sydney Professional Certificate in Health Technology Management

Students must complete:
(a) 12 credit points of 5000-level units of study
5000-level units of study
HPOL5014 Foundations of Health Technology Mangt

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sarah Norris, Dr Carmen Huckel Schneider Session: Semester 1 Classes: 10 x week by week online tasks and activities plus 2 x 1 day intensive workshops Assessment: 1 x multiple choice quiz (25%), 1 x in-class group assessment (oral presentation) (25%), 1 x 3000 word report (critical analysis of case scenario) (50%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
There is a need to improve the efficient and cost-effective use of health care technologies and services at all levels of the health system. This unit covers all aspects of the policy, assessment, monitoring and re-assessment of technologies and services, and techniques to support investment and disinvestment decision-making by public payers and funders. Students will work through key concepts in health technology assessment as well as the key institutions and processes for regulating and managing the use of health technologies. Students will work through real world scenarios as case examples.
Textbooks
Required and recommended readings and reference lists will be available through eLearning
HPOL5008 Evidence into Health Policy and Planning

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Carmen Huckel Schneider Session: Semester 1 Classes: Block Mode with compulsory intensive workshops on Campus. 2 x 2 day workshops.Unit Coordinators will assist students with online advice and supervision for their assignments. Assessment: 1 x literature search strategy (10%), 1 x 2000 word evidence based case for a policy or practice change (30%), 1 class presentation of the case for change (20%), 1 x 2500 word evidence based submission to a government consultation or inquiry (40%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
The aim of this unit is to increase students' understanding about the links between evidence and policy and planning and to build skills for making an evidence based case for change and implementing evidence based policy. The unit also advances conceptualisations of evidence for policy to include citizen, consumer and community experience as evidence. The teaching of this course will include: lectures, critical appraisal workshops, guest presentations from leading policy makers and student presentations of how evidence from research can assist them to address real world issues.. By the end of this unit students will be able to: Use evidence to identify areas that require policy change; Search for and critically appraise evidence for policy design and implementation; Understand key theories of the use of evidence in policy and practice; Critically analyse the role of evidence in policy and political processes; Understand citizen and community experience as evidence; Use evidence effectively in a case for policy change.
Textbooks
Required and recommended readings and reference lists will be available through eLearning.