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309.716.01 Advanced Methods in Health Services Research: Analysis

Health Policy and Management
1st term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  9:00 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Darrell Gaskin
Course Instructors:

140.621-624 or 140.651-654


Discusses research questions typically asked in health services research. Students gain hand-on experience formulating these questions in terms that make them amenable to quantitative analysis. Topics include: defining causal pathways, choosing outcome variables, getting reliable model predictions, sample selection issues, and contending with partial observations.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply several econometrics techniques which are commonly used in health services research to their own research
  2. Select appropriate econometrics models for their research questions and available data
  3. Perform empirical analyses with survey data and administrative databases
Methods of Assessment:

Students evaluated on class participation, laboratory assignments and a final examination.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required