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Summer school: Evaluating Future Health Technologies

Admission & participation info

Health technologies are intended to improve the quality of healthcare delivered through earlier diagnosis, less invasive treatment options, reduction in hospital stays, and decreasing rehabilitation duration. New medical technologies keep emerging, while healthcare costs continue to rise. Even if a new health technology may seem to be promising, only a limited number of them will, in the end, be used in clinical practice. To make informed decisions on the development of new technologies in healthcare, early health technology assessments are performed to evaluate the potential cost-effectiveness of such new devices or drugs. In this course, we will evaluate several newly developed technologies within departments at the University of Twente.   

You will learn several techniques that can be used in early health technology assessments. These techniques include Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), Decision Modelling (using Markov models and Decision Trees) and Budget Impact Analysis. During the summer school, you will work on a value dossier and develop your own health economic model for a potential new application of a technology of your choice. At the end of the week, you will be able to present whether you think it is feasible to use these technologies for the new potential application. These are problems that need to be dealt with in healthcare. So come to CuriousU and learn how to Evaluate Future Health Technologies!  

Testimonial: Heather from Canada

Course topics

  • Health sciences and health systems

    A good health system delivers quality services to all people, at the time and the place they need them. Health Sciences investigate how financing systems, organizational structures, administrative processes, and social factors affect access to healthcare, the quality and cost of healthcare, and ultimately our health and well-being. Its foundation can be found in management principles and in the social sciences. Health Sciences are essential to improve health and patient-centered care. During this course, you will get an overview of health sciences and health systems.

  • Health Technology assessment methodology

    There are several methods that can be applied to evaluate the potential effects and impact of a health technology. You will learn about and apply several of these methods during this course, including:

    1) Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA), a decision-making tool developed for complex problems with multiple criteria.

    2) Decision tree, a graph that uses a branching method to illustrate every possible outcome of a decision.

    3) Cost effectiveness analysis, an analysis that compares the relative costs and effectiveness (outcomes) of different technologies.

  • Health economic modelling

    Health economic models are important tools used to inform healthcare decisions. These models are commonly used to compare new technologies to the current standard of care, often in terms of incremental costs and effects. This model-based approach can be especially useful when information is limited or when clinical trials are unfeasible. Another benefit of using a model-based approach is the ability to reflect the uncertainty in the available evidence. During this course, you will build your own health economic model and interpret the results to inform a healthcare decision.

Course aims

Course schedule

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Evaluating Future Health Technologies

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Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 15-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Wed. 17-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You can do one of the following lab tours: Behavioral Management and Sciences LabWearable Robotics Lab, combined tour in AeroAcoustic WindTunnel & Rapid Prototyping LabNanoLab or the Experimental Centre for Technical Medicine. Enjoy our dance workshop too!

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Sun. 21-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Tue. 16-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Thu. 18-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.This is one of the most popular lunch activities where together with your fellow participants you can enjoy some outdoor games in the main festival area! Join us!

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Wed. 17-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Tue. 16-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course and have some discussion and exercises on the topic.

Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 15-08

Have fun and enjoy our evening programme while playing escape rooms.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Thu. 18-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 15-08

We will kick-off breakfast and CuriousU with the first inspirational speech!

CuriousU Participants Departure
Time:09:00 - 10:00
Day:Tue. 23-08

The last day: please check out (i.e. returning the keys) and saying goodbye to all your new friends. By returning your key you will get back your deposit for the log cabin or student dorm (online refund).

Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Tue. 16-08

During this evening activity you can join our lean simulation game, dungeons and dragons and many more!

Lunch:
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 15-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You can try different delicacies from the Netherlands and of course make some new friends!

Breakfast & Inspiration
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Fri. 19-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our uplifting keynote speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Fri. 19-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 21-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 15-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Tue. 16-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Wed. 17-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Thu. 18-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Fri. 19-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 21-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Free
Time:17:00 - 18:00
Day:Mon. 22-08

This hour is 100% free time: relax or use our sport facilities :-)

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 15-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Sun. 21-08

We'll watch a cool movie together!

Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Fri. 19-08

Tonight we will have a great band night in our main tent! Next to that, a dj to play music and karaoke activity are planned for you!

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Mon. 22-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. Here is the chance to lock all the memories you made the last days into pictures! During that lunch break you also have the chance to break some pinatas!

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Thu. 18-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Tue. 16-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day.

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Farewell Ceremony
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Mon. 22-08

This night we'll close off CuriousU 2019 with everyone and you'll receive your certificate.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Wed. 17-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Sun. 21-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Meet-up and pizza
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Sun. 14-08

Eat pizza and meet up with your fellow students!

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Thu. 18-08

We go out for dinner at the city: Happy Italy

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 15-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Wed. 17-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to one of our inspirational speakers over breakfast. Once you’re all fired up, you’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. 

Breakfast
Time:08:15 - 09:00
Day:Tue. 23-08

Have a breakfast first.

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Thu. 18-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast. 

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Wed. 17-08

We will serve an amazing BBQ dinner tonight!

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Mon. 22-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Mon. 22-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our keynote speaker over breakfast.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Mon. 22-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

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Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Tue. 16-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You will have the chance to get to know the programmes of our university and speak with representatives from our admissions office in case you are interested in continuing your studies here! During this lunch activity, you can also get to know the different student teams of our university.

Arrival day: check in
Time:10:00 - 18:00
Day:Sun. 14-08

The registration point will be in the biggest tent. Please register as soon as you arrive. If you arrive earlier or later please contact us via curious@utwente.nl 

Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Wed. 17-08

Enjoy a unique volleyball tournament together with your fellow CuriousU participants! Are you gonna be the winning team? Let's find out!

Free day
Time:08:15 - 20:00
Day:Sat. 20-08

Enjoy your weekend and see you Monday!

Breakfast & keynote
Time:08:15 - 09:30
Day:Sun. 21-08

Get your day off to an inspiring start by listening to our inspirational speaker over breakfast. 

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Tue. 16-08

We serve you a fantastic dinner!

Dinner
Time:18:00 - 20:00
Day:Mon. 22-08

Every night we serve you a fantastic dinner.

Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Sun. 21-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting.


During this lunch you can join a sand castle competition and a graffiti workshop!

Evening programme
Time:20:00 - 23:00
Day:Thu. 18-08

Enjoy the night in the city listening to some musical entertainment at Grolsch Summer Sounds.

Course
Time:14:00 - 17:00
Day:Fri. 19-08

After lunch you’ll dive back into your course.

Course
Time:09:30 - 12:30
Day:Fri. 19-08

Learn while having fun! You’ll join in the morning session of your course for the day. That might be a workshop, a lecture or a project depending on the course you choose.

Check our courses.

More information
Lunch
Time:12:30 - 14:00
Day:Fri. 19-08

After the first course sessions of the day you’ll then join the other festival-goers for a themed lunch in an informal, interactive setting. You will have the opportunity to learn more about yourself by doing some career and personality tests ! Do not miss the chance to try the VR Parachuting experience!

Course overview

Date: 14-23 August 2022 (on campus)
Course level: The course is for Bachelor and Master students wanting to learn more about health technology assessment.
Methods: Lectures, interactive workshop, tours and demonstration
Credits: 2 ECTS credits for successfully completing the summer school

Course leaders 

F.A. van Delft MSc (Freek)
PhD Candidate

Freek is a Phd Candidate in Health Economics at the Department of Health Technology and Services Research. He has a background in biometrics and Health Sciences. He also worked as a medical technician and development engineer before starting his PhD at the University of Twente. Currently, Freek focuses on the evaluation of liquid biopsies and the interpretation of liquid biopsy results to improve current lung cancer treatment.

ir. C.M. Behr (Carina)
PhD Candidate

Carina is a PhD Candidate in Health Economics at the Department of Health Technology and Services Research. She has obtained her Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and her Master’s in the same field at the University of Twente. Currently, Carina focusses on the early health technology assessment of screening for lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

M.M. Voets MSc (Madelon)
PhD Candidate

Madelon is a PhD Candidate in Health Economics at the Department of Health Technology and Services Research. She has a background in Technical Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Twente. Currently, Madelon focuses on the evaluation and implementation of artificial intelligence technologies in medical imaging and the assessment of its value to cancer care organisations and patients.

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