Training Solutions

Increasing regulations on the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of new products means it is important to stay abreast of the latest developments; both in terms of the regulatory requirements per jurisdiction, and state of the art evaluative methods.

In addition to practical experience in consultancy, our expert Health Economics training staff, many with current or previous links to academia, have considerable experience in designing and leading training courses in a range of areas including decision modelling, cost-effectiveness analysis and evidence synthesis.

ICON helps clients and their employees stay up to date with our tailor-made in-house training packages covering current trends in HTA and payer evaluation issues, methodological advances in the areas of health economics and outcomes, alongside clinical trials, and on the use of decision analytic techniques for economic evaluations. Training is undertaken using our own in-house team supplemented, where necessary, by invited experts from academia, consultancy, and government.

Courses offered include:

  • Introduction to economic evaluation
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis for non-economists
  • Establishing costs & benefits
  • Calculating incremental cost-effectiveness ratios
  • Cost-effectiveness modelling
  • Analysing and presenting uncertainty
  • Budget impact models
  • Decision analytic modelling for HTA
  • Advanced topics in pharmacoeconomic evaluation: evidence synthesis and modelling in economic decision making
  • An introduction to infectious disease modelling to inform economic analyses
  • Value of Information: A beginners’ guide
  • Role of systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Understanding search strategies
  • Abstract review and study selection
  • Data extraction and validation
  • Critical appraisal
  • Network meta-analysis
  • Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Writing and critiquing VBA