What is Health Technology Assessment?

Health technology assessment (HTA) refers to the the systematic evaluation of properties, effects, and/or impacts of health technology (1).

What is "health technology"?

It is defined as "any intervention that may be used to promote health, to prevent, diagnose or treat disease or for rehabilitation or long-term care. This includes the pharmaceuticals, devices, procedures and organizational systems used in health care" (2).

What does HTA do?

HTA addresses the direct and intended effects of a health technology, as well as its indirect and unintended consequences, and aimed mainly at informing decision making regarding health technologies (3).

What is the aim of HTA?

The aim of HTA is to inform the formulation of safe, effective, health policies that are patient focused and seek to achieve best value. Despite its policy goals, HTA must always be firmly rooted in research and the scientific method (4).

What is JoC HTA?

Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership Project on Joint Curriculum Development in Health Technology Assessment is a multinational project that aims to develop a Health Technology Assessment postgraduate program that fits the requirements of both academics and industry.

2 Year Program

2-year master's program with thesis on health technology assessment.


Students are able to get scholarships based on merit.

English Language

The language of the curriculum is English from the beginning to the end.

Six Universities

Academic strengths and connections of six prestigious European universities.

Language and Cultural Courses

Optional courses for learning the culture and language of the country you are studying in.

Many Job Opportunities

Job opportunities both in academics and industry in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa.