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Health Policy and Management

Concentration in Health Economics & 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
180.000 Math Camp for First-Year KSAS Economics PhD Students

First Term
140.651.01 Methods in Biostatistics I (4)
300.721.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy I (2)
180.600.01 General Equilibrium Theory (3) (KSAS)
180.616.01 Mathematical Methods: Dynamic Optimization (2) (KSAS)
xxx.xxx.xx Elective*

Second Term
140.652.01 Methods in Biostatistics II (4)
300.722.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy II (2)
180.601.01 Consumer and Producer Theory (3) (KSAS)
180.616.01 Mathematical Methods: Dynamic Optimization (2) (KSAS)
xxx.xxx.xx Elective

Third Term
140.653.01 Methods in Biostatistics III (4)
300.723.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy III (2)
180.602.01 Microeconomic Theory (3) (KSAS)
300.713.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy I (3)
XXX.XXX.xx Elective

Fourth Term
140.654.01 Methods in Biostatistics IV (4)
300.704.01 HPM PhD Capstone (1)
180.602.01 Microeconomic Theory (3) (KSAS)
300.715.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy II (3)
221.644.01 Econometric Methods for Evaluation of Health Programs (4)
xxx.xxx.xx Elective


First Term AY 17/18
309.716.01 Advanced Methods in HSR: Analysis (3)
300.741.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy: Using Secondary Data to Conduct Health Policy Research (1)
313.653.01 Microeconomic Models in Public Health I (2)
340.721.60 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health (5)
xxx.xxx.xx Electives

Second Term
300.870.01 Research and Proposal Writing I (2)
309.720.01 Applied Econometrics for Health Policy Research (3)
313.654.01 Microeconomic Models in Public Health II (2)
550.865.81 Public Health Perspectives on Research (2)
xxx.xxx.xx Electives

Third Term
306.665.01 Research Ethics and Integrity (3)
313.655.01 Microeconomic Models in Public Health III (2)
xxx.xxx.xx Electives

Fourth Term
300.871.01 Research and Proposal Writing II (2)
313.656.01 Microeconomic Models in Public Health IV (2)
xxx.xxx.xx Electives


*Students should choose electives in consultation with the Concentration Director and their academic advisor to ensure adequate preparation for departmental exams.

Note: All students are encouraged to choose from the following courses for their elective options:

Health Economics Courses:

221.617 Behavioral Economics in Health Decisions
221.652 Health Financing in Low and Middle Income Countries
380.756 Poverty, Economic Development, and Health

Applied Economics Courses:

180.611 Decision Theory (KSAS)
180.618 Game Theory (KSAS)
180.632 Topics in Applied Microeconometrics (KSAS)
180.651 Labor Economics (KSAS)
180.671 Industrial Organization I (KSAS)
180.694 Applied Microeconomics Workshop (KSAS)

Outcomes and Evaluation Courses:

309.712 Assessing Health Status and Outcomes
311.615 Quality of Medical Care
340.606 Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
340.722 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health II
340.620 Principles of Clinical Epidemiology

Biostatistics Courses

140.641 Survival Analysis
140.655 Analysis of Longitudinal Data
140.656 Multilevel Statistical Models in Public Health
140.664 Causal Inference in Medicine and Public Health I
140.665 Causal Inference in Medicine and Public Health II


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.