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Health Policy and Management

Concentration in Bioethics & Health Policy Curriculum 2016/17

Summer Term AY 16/17
550.860.82 Academic & Research Ethics
xxx.xxx.xx  Introduction to On-line Learning
xxx.xxx.xx Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Prevention Training
xxx.xxx.xx Plagiarism Prevention Training

First Term
140.621.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health I (4)
300.721.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy I (2)
340.721.60 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I (5)
318.603.01 Applied Microeconomics for Policy Making (3)
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics (1)
xxx.xxx.xx Health Policy/Public Health Elective

Second Term
140.622.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health II (4)
300.722.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy II (2)
306.625.01 Ethical Issues in Health Policy (3)
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics (1)
xxx.xxx.xx Health Policy/Public Health Elective

Third Term
140.623.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health III (4)
300.723.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy III (2)
306.650.01 Public Health and the Law (3)
306.665.01 Research Ethics and Integrity (3)
300.713.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy I (3)
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics (1)
xxx.xxx.xx Health Policy/Public Health Elective

Fourth Term
140.624.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health IV (4)
300.704.01 HPM PhD Capstone (1)
306.655.01 Ethical Issues in Public Health (3)
300.715.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy II (3)
221.616.01 Ethics of Public Health Practice in Developing Countries (2)
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics (1)
xxx.xxx.xx Health Policy/Public Health Elective


First Term AY 17/18
300.741.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy: Using Secondary Data to Conduct Health Policy Research (1)
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics (1)
300.840.01 Special Studies and Research (10-12)
xxx.xxx.xx Moral and/or political philosophy elective (Homewood or Georgetown)
xxx.xxx.xx Advanced Bioethics course (E. Baltimore, Homewood or Georgetown)

Second Term
300.870.01 Research and Proposal Writing I (2)
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics (1)
550.865.81 Public Health Perspectives on Research (2)
300.840.01 Special Studies and Research (10-12)
xxx.xxx.xx Moral and/or political philosophy elective (Homewood or Georgetown)
xxx.xxx.xx Advanced Bioethics course (E. Baltimore, Homewood or Georgetown)

Third Term
300.840.01 Special Studies and Research (10-12)
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics (1)
xxx.xxx.xx Moral and/or political philosophy elective (Homewood or Georgetown)
xxx.xxx.xx Advanced Bioethics course E. Baltimore, Homewood or Georgetown)
300.750.01 Teaching at the University Level (3) recommended

Fourth Term
300.871.01 Research and Proposal Writing II (2)
300.840.01 Special Studies/Research (6-10)
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics (1)
306.721.01 Social Justice Theory and Public Health (3) alternate years
xxx.xxx.xx Moral and/or political philosophy elective (Homewood or Georgetown)
xxx.xxx.xx Advanced Bioethics course (E. Baltimore, Homewood or Georgetown)


All students in the bioethics concentration are required to take a total of three semester-length courses on moral or political philosophy or advanced bioethics (for a total of 15 course units). Within this, students must complete one moral or political philosophy course and one advanced bioethics course and can choose to take one more of either to complete this requirement. Moral philosophy course offerings at Homewood and Georgetown are semester long (5 units; equivalent of two SPH academic terms) and specific course offerings differ each Term/Year. Advanced bioethics course offerings are available through the Masters in Bioethics program (E. Baltimore) or through Homewoodor Georgetown. As noted above, Homewood and Georgetown courses are semester long (5 units). To complete the Advanced Bioethics requirement on the E. Baltimore campus students must complete two courses (total of 5-6 units).

Generally these requirements are completed during the second year of the program.  Examples of courses that have fulfilled these requirements in the past are noted in the department's PhD handbook.  Many additional courses may fulfill the moral philosophy or advanced bioethics course requirement; the student’s advisor must approve other courses.

Once students have completed all of the required and elective coursework, they must maintain a full-time registration (12+ credits per term) for the duration of their program. Students who have not yet passed the school-wide oral exam should register for 12 credits of special studies (300.840) with their advisor to work on their thesis proposal; once a student has passed the school-wide oral exam, they should register for thesis research credits, 301.820.