*We also offer a 20% discount for bookings of 4 or more people on to the
same ScHARR Short Course.  Please **email Karen Holden**, for further
details of how to book at this discounted rate.*
Instant Evidence Based Medicine: How to Quickly Synthesise Research
1 day course - Tuesday 11th February 2020

*Overview*: This course will introduce participants to the concept of
research synthesis and explore simple ways to rapidly bring evidence
together to inform decision making. During the day we will undertake a
search for high quality evidence to answer a clinical question. We will
then look at ways of identifying the findings/key themes from the research and
present various methods/tools to quickly bring the results together to form
a useful overview of the evidence quickly and effectively.

If you are new to research synthesis or need to expand your skill set to
include rapid synthesis the this course will be ideal. It will offer an
introduction to synthesis for those who do not need to undertake full scale
systematic reviews, but would like to be able to bring research findings
together simply and quickly to form a clear picture.

*The early bird booking rate for this course will close 11th December 2018*

*Standard booking will close 28th January 2019*

*Link to further course
Utility Data for Health Technology Assessment
2 day course - Monday 24th - Tuesday 25th February 2020
*Overview*: NICE and similar agencies around the world are using QALYs,
hence the need for health state utility data in their assessments of the
cost effectiveness of health care interventions. This raises questions
about the measurement of health, the valuation of health and whose values
to use. It creates additional challenges for meeting the requirements of a
‘reference case’ set of methods that may not be appropriate in all

*Course content*

   - What are the key issues in obtaining health state utility values?
   - Does it matter which instruments are used?
   - What is the current NICE reference case and requirements in other
   - When are EQ-5D and other generic measures not appropriate?
   - What utility instruments are available for children?
   - What are the latest development in EQ-5D including EQ-5D-5L valuation?
   - What should be done when EQ-5D and other generics are not appropriate
   or not available?
   - How can mapping be used to estimate utility values from disease
   specific measures?
   - Social value QALY weights
   - How do you search for utility values and what is the role of
   systematic reviews and meta-analysis of utility values?
   - How should utility values be incorporated into cost effectiveness
   - What is the role for wellbeing within HTA?
   - The development of condition specific measures (including the ReQol
   for mental health).

*Early bird booking for this course will close 20th December 2019*

*Standard rate booking will close 10th February 2020*
Link to further course information:

*ScHARR also runs FREE open learning courses which anyone can register for.
These exciting courses take the form of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
and are available via the Open University's Futurelearn website.*

   - Health Technology Assessment: Choosing which treatments get funded,
   - Valuing Health: Quality Adjusted Life years and Patient Reported
   Outcome Measures,

The videos from each of these courses can be viewed at the link below:

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*If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the
ScHARR Short Course Unit via this email address.*


*Mrs Karen Holden and Ms Emma Bennett*
*Short Courses & Events Officers*
*University of Sheffield*
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA
Tel:  0114 222 2968
Fax: 0114 272 4095

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