Measuring and Valuing Health Course - The University of Sheffield FutureLearn
Learn how patient-reported outcome measures and quality-adjusted life-years can compare treatments and inform health spending.
Explore how and why we decide what drugs and treatments should be funded
Healthcare systems around the world are increasingly under pressure to fund new drugs, treatments and other healthcare interventions.
In this course, you’ll learn how health outcome measuring can help us to make more informed decisions about where to spend our limited healthcare budgets.
You’ll find out how patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) are developed and calculated and learn how they can be used to compare treatment benefits in practice.
What topics will you cover?
The course focuses on two different types of measures, asking how they’re developed and calculated, and how they’re used by decision-makers in practice:
- Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): which are measures completed by the patients themselves, about their health, symptoms, functioning, well-being or satisfaction with treatment.
- Quality-Adjusted Life Years (QALYs): which compare the benefits of different treatment options, based on the quality and quantity of life they yield.
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
- Available now
Who will you learn with?
I am a Health Economist at ScHARR at the University of Sheffield. My research interests are in measuring and valuing health-related quality of life and well-being.
I am a Health Economist working in ScHARR at The University of Sheffield. My research interest is measuring and valuing children's health-related quality of life.
Who developed the course?
The University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is one of the world’s top 100 universities with a reputation for teaching and research excellence.