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Health Policy & Management

Concentration in Health Economics & Policy Curriculum 2015/16

Summer Term AY 15/16
xxx.xxx.xx Introduction to On-line Learning
xxx.xxx.xx Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Prevention Training
550.860.82 Academic & Research Ethics

First Term
140.651.01 Methods in Biostatistics I
300.721.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy I
313.670.01 Mathematical Microeconomics I
313.861.01 Public Health Economics Seminar
308.603.01 Applied Microeconomics for Policy Making
340.721.60 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I

Second Term
140.652.01 Methods in Biostatistics II
300.651.01 Introduction to the US Healthcare System
300.722.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy II
313.643.01 Health Economics I
313.630.01 Economic Evaluation I
313.861.01 Public Health Economics Seminar
313.671.01 Mathematical Microeconomics II

Third Term
140.653.01 Methods in Biostatistics III
300.723.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy III
300.713.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy I
313.631.01 Economic Evaluation II
313.644.01 Health Economics II
313.861.01 Public Health Economics Seminar

Fourth Term
140.654.01 Methods in Biostatistics IV
221.644.01 Econometric Methods for Evaluation of Health Programs
300.704.01 First Year PhD Capstone
300.715.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy II
313.632.01 Economic Evaluation III
313.645.01 Health Economics III
313.861.01 Public Health Economics Seminar


Summer Term AY 16/17
180.000      Math Camp for First-Year KSAS Economics PhD Students

First Term
180.601      Microeconomic Theory (KSAS)
180.636      Statistical Inference (KSAS)
309.716.01 Advanced Methods in Health Services Research: Analysis
300.741.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy: Using Secondary Data to Conduct Health Policy Research
313.653.01 Microeconomic Models in Public Health I
313.861.01 Public Health Economics Seminar

Second Term
180.601      Microeconomic Theory (KSAS)
180.636      Statistical Inference I (KSAS)
300.870.01 Research and Proposal Writing I
313.654.01 Microeconomic Models in Public Health II
313.861.01 Public Health Economics Seminar
309.720.01 Applied Econometrics for Health Policy Research
550.865.81 Public Health Perspectives on Research

Third Term
180.602     Microeconomic Theory (KSAS)
180.633      Econometrics (KSAS)
306.665.01 Research Ethics and Integrity
313.655.01 Microeconomic Models in Public Health III
313.861.01 Public Health Economics Seminar

Fourth Term
180.602      Microeconomic Theory (KSAS)
180.633      Econometrics (KSAS)
300.870.01 Research and Proposal Writing II
313.656.01 Microeconomic Models in Public Health IV
313.861.01 Public Health Economics Seminar


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)
180.651 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


2017/18 and Beyond:

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 dissertation proposal; once a student has passed the school-wide oral exam, they should register for dissertation research credits, 301.820.