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Welcome from Dr Clara Mukuria

In this video, lead educator Clara Mukuria, welcomes you to the course.

Over the next three weeks we’ll be taking you on a journey to understand the measuring and valuing of health benefits. We’ll see why it matters, how we can measure health benefits and how we can value them to help us to make more informed decisions about healthcare spending.

Dr Clara Mukuria is a Health Economist at the University of Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research. Clara and Dr Katherine Stevens will be your lead educators on this course, guiding you through the course materials.

Learning with FutureLearn

Each week there are a number of activities that are broken into steps. A step could be a video, an article, a quiz or a discussion. There will also be other optional tasks and exercises you can try to enhance your learning. Each week builds on the last, so we strongly recommend you work through each week in order. Each week should take around three hours to complete.

If this is your first FutureLearn course, check out the SEE ALSO section at the bottom of this page for some tips on how to get the most out of the course.

Have your say

Throughout this course you’ll have plenty of opportunity to get involved and have your say. We’ve created online exercises that will give you first hand experience of some of the tools and techniques used in measuring and valuing health, and included polls where you can vote on some of the big issues.

You’ll be able to make comments at any point in the course and we’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts. You’ll also notice that there are discussion steps which offer a more structured dialogue with your fellow learners on key topics. Our lead educator, Dr Clara Mukuria, will be keeping an eye on your comments periodically, and will dip in where she can to guide you in the right direction.


You may already have seen from your ‘To do’ list that, like much of healthcare, this course has some specialist terminology and more than a few acronyms which you probably won’t be familiar with. Please don’t let this put you off. We always make sure new terms are explained in each step the first time they are introduced and we have produced a Glossary of terms step which you can access at any time. You can also download this glossary to keep for your reference.

See also

You’ll find links to any related materials on the web under ‘See Also’ at the bottom of each step.

Complete your profile

By filling in your profile details, you will help us to understand our learners better. Information such as your educational level and employment area really helps us when it comes to evaluating the course and guides us in making improvements for future runs. You can complete your profile by visiting the more about you page.

So, let’s get started!

When you have watched the video above, please click Mark as Complete below, and move on to the next step.

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