VALIDATE: VALues In Doing Assessments of health TEchnologies

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Welcome to our e-learning course on values in doing assessments of health technologies. The course consists of four weeks, in which you will learn about the policy context of HTA, methods to reconstruct interpretive frames of stakeholders, and critical scrutiny of background theories and normative statements. Course material includes the main text, assignments to check your progress and understanding, optional material to broaden or deepen your knowledge, and videos in which particular case studies or concepts are introduced.

We also invite you to discuss the different topics, assignments, and questions that you may have with the other participants of this course, by using our VALIDATE Course Forum. On this forum you have the opportunity to start new topics, or respond to existing topics and posts of other participants.

Experts about VALIDATE

During the HTAi 2019 annual conference ( we asked experts participating in the VALIDATE consortium to reflect upon the added value of the VALIDATE approach to HTA and the e-learning course.

Course Content

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Week 1: The need to answer policy relevant HTA questions
Week 2: HTA and interpretive frames
Week 3: Ill-structured problems and interactive HTA
Week 4: Making it work