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Master's degree in Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Health Technology Assessment is a multidisciplinary process which examines the clinical efficiency, cost effectiveness, safety, social and ethical impacts of the medical technology used in health care. It refers to the evaluation of the direct and intended as well as the indirect and unintended consequences of the health technology. It aims to provide the policy makers with well-founded information to help them make the most appropriate decisions about technological programs.



This field tries to answer the following questions:

·         What are the technical characteristics of the intended intervention?

·         What are the effects of the intended technology on the individuals' health?

·         What is the difference between this technology and other methods?

·         Is the technology worth the investment?

·         What are the legal, social and ethical aspects of using this technology?

·         What administrative arrangements are required for the use of this technology?


Role of Graduates:

·         Educational roles

o     Teaching how to design and carry out  H.T.A. programs 

·         Research roles

o   Conducting  research in universities and research centers

·         Consultative Roles:

o   Holding consultations on the application of technologies in governmental and private sectors

o   Making evidence-based decisions

o   Helping policy-makers and managers in the preparation and evaluation of scientific evidence




Basic Information:
Program Type: Degree Based
Level Of study: Master's
School / Faculty: School of Public Health
Department: Department of Health Technology Assessment
Major (Name Of Program): Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
This program contact information:
Telephone: +98 (35) 37258410
Fax: +98 (35) 37254750
Email Address:
Address: Central Administration, Bahonar Sq., Yazd 89169-78477 Iran
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Program Detail:
Length of Training:

3 years

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