The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities and colleges to provide master’s degrees in Health Economics and Technology Assessment (M.Sc. (HETA)). It is important to note that the Government of India has created Health Technology Assessment in India (HTAIn) to assist in the process of fair and concrete-proof decision-making in the field of healthcare. HTA is a widely recognized tool for assessing the cost-effectiveness, clinical-effectiveness, safety, and equality of health technologies such as medications, devices, and health programmes.
An Overview Of The Course:
- A credit-based scoring system
- two-year programme with four semesters
- Each semester lasts 6 months (100 days x 6 hours per day, 5 working days a week).
- One semester with 15 credits and one field/educational tour every semester (one credit equals 30 hours of teaching; one week of teaching equals one credit).
- Final semester dissertation
- The first semester comprises an introduction to fundamental ideas.
- In the second semester, advanced ideas in health economics are covered.
- The third semester includes practical experience with economic assessment, systematic review, and meta-analysis.
- Fourth semester: Dissertation study on HTA topics of interest
Method Of Enrollment:
Through an open call and an entrance examination,
A bachelor’s degree in medicine, economics, health, or allied/life sciences is required. Graduates of AYUSH (BAMS, BNYS, BUMS, BHMS), Veterinary/Nursing Sciences, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Pharmacy, or those with an undergraduate degree in Statistics/Biostatistics, Economics, or Students in each batch/Centre: 8-10. For more information about the programme and other details, visit the official UGC website.
For more information about the programme and other details, visit the official UGC website.