Enschede, Netherlands

Evaluating Future Health Technologies

when 11 August 2019 - 20 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 875

Technology is intended to improve the quality of healthcare delivered through earlier diagnosis, less invasive treatment options and reductions in hospital stays and rehabilitation times. Recent advances in medical technology have also focused on cost reduction. Medical technology may broadly include medical devices, information technology, biotech, and healthcare services.

There is an increasing pressure to maximize the revenues of the investments in health technology. Governments need to be informed about the benefits of spending public resources and universities may need to direct their research programs in order to maximize societal benefits.
Assuming that all health technology products need to be adopted by the heavily regulated healthcare market at one point in time, it is worthwhile to look at the logic behind healthcare decision making, specifically decision on the coverage of medical products and decisions on the use of the these products under competing and uncertain conditions.

Course leader

Sofie Berghuis
Vice President ISPOR University of Twente Student Chapter (2017 – 2018)
Member ISPOR Student Chapter Development Committee (2017 – 2018)
President ISPOR University of Twente Student Chapter (2018 – 2019)
Chair ISPOR Student Network Edu

Target group


Course aim

Learn all about the new health technologies. Who developed it, how can they be helpful and how can they be used?
Learn about how to evaluate these techniques concerning costs and consequences for the health care system.
Applying your knowledge about the technologies and evaluation techniques to assess the effects and or impacts.
Work in multidisciplinary teams

Credits info

2 EC

Fee info

EUR 875: Our fee is an all-in package consisting the following components:

- A stay at the inspirational campus of the University of Twente
- Course participation
- Course materials
- A tent to sleep in (included: air mattress, flashlight, pillow and sleeping bag)
- WiFi
- Food (breakfast, lunch and evening meal)
- Coffee/tea
- Free entry to the UT Sport Centre


No scholarships offered! Please check your current/home university!