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1 Development of Health Economics education (HEe) website Emma Frew, Hema Mistry, Raymond Oppong DEE Conference, London School of Economics 6 th September 2011

2 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Objectives Originally developed by Prof. Nancy Devlin to –encourage and support teaching and learning in health economics; –create a community of health economics teachers; and –promote health economics to potential students. In January 2010, the HEU at Birmingham took over the responsibility of managing and updating the website

3 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Funding Our project successfully gained funding for two projects: –to support Advisory Board meetings The funding supports the travelling expenses of board members –to support audiovisual resources Funding for 6 interviews with health economists

4 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Advisory Group Aims of advisory group : –guide the development of HEe; –ensure adequate representation of all types of teaching (undergrad, postgrad, DL); –act as the eyes and ears of the website (all website activities are responsive to relevant events and opportunities). 9 individuals ensuring representation from the Economics Network, active teachers of HE and HESG. Two meetings: September 2010 & August 2011.

5 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Advisory Group (2) Two very productive meetings: –terms of reference agreed –agreed target Audience 1. Student section (courses, careers) 2. Teacher section (effective delivery of teaching, reading lists etc) –audio-visual project –marketing (launching the website) –funding opportunities to ensure sustainability of website

6 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Student section (1) Information on the type of HE courses that are available across the UK – short courses, post-graduate taught (e.g. MSc, DL) and research (e.g. PhDs) Course directors invited to submit information advertising their course ( invitation) Paragraph with details including: –Course description, links, target student population, strengths, why course different.

7 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Student section (2) Different careers a HE can choose: –Academic, Government, NHS, NICE, Consultancy, Pharmaceutical –Pathways – this will help with the selection of best course Blog from a HE telling us about roles and responsibilities (questionnaire) –Day in the life of a HE Careers section linked back to courses

8 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Student section – progress Identified all known HE courses –Postgraduate research (PhDs); Postgraduate taught (MSc, DL); Short courses 49 s sent to HE course directors 8 responses about course description –Postgraduate (taught and research) courses and short courses. Added section on doctoral seminars –Virtual research seminars showing work-in-progress connected via BT web conferencing –To interact with other PhD students without the additional travel expenses –Run by HERG, Brunel University

9 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Teacher section Aim to enhance teaching (rather than list of slides) Advice on how to teach tricky topics How the advice might differ depending on target audience Examples of practical exercises Reading lists Aim is to have a virtual colleague available to provide teaching advice to junior colleagues

10 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Teacher section - progress Compiled reading list –Undergraduate and postgraduate introductory material as well as specific postgraduate topics. Request for teaching material sent to 49 course directors –4 responses provided teaching material We have identified teaching material that needs updating For the teacher section we will categorise by topic area: –Introduction to HE; Economic Evaluation; Health Policy; Health Systems; Health Econometrics; Equity; Demand for Health & Healthcare; Market Failure; Rationing; Global Health & Trade; and Behavioural Economics

11 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Audio-visual project Stimulate students interest in HE, and make key contributions to HE research accessible to a wider audience Aim is to produce a series of high-quality audio-visual resources, presenting contemporary HE issues and topics in an interesting & visually appealing way The series will be based on a series of recorded interviews with leading HE The interviews will be available as downloadable podcasts on the HEe website

12 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Audio-visual project Funding for 6 interviews Semi-structured with starting points agreed beforehand Interviewees have final editing rights 8 interviews completed so far (next slide) In addition, a policy debate filmed as part of the Policy module on the MSc –Dr Ken Deacon (GP and PCT Medical Director); Robert White (Finance Director); Prof Clive Smee (Former chief economist for DH); Dr Kirsten Major (chief economist for Nor th West NHS)

13 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Audio-visual project (3) Prof Jo Coast (Birmingham) - on website –Possible disutility associated with explicit health care rationing –The economics of anti-microbial resistance Prof Cam Donaldson (Glasgow) –Social Business and Health Prof John Appleby (Kings Fund) –GP Commissioning Dr Tessa Peasgood (Sheffield) –Economics of Happiness/Wellbeing Dr Matt Stevenson (Sheffield) –Modelling Prof Mark Sculpher (York) –Economic evaluation and decision making Dr Karen Bloor (York) –Medical labour markets Prof Alan Maynard (York) –NHS reforms and GP commissioning

14 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Next steps (1) Follow up s sent to course directors –Request course information –Request teaching aids and slides –In addition, request for updated teaching slides from those who have already contributed To help redesign the website (similar style to BBC website showing visually appealing snippets) –Teaching and student sections To get a template set up for the student section on the website to upload info. To update the website with additional teaching material i.e. reading lists

15 DEE conference, 6 th September 2011 Next steps (2) To find out what information is missing and to fill in the gaps e.g. a podcast on health econometrics Working group meeting for 7 th Sept to assign new tasks & responsibilities for different sections of the website Marketing / launch of the website Funding opportunities to ensure sustainability of website


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