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Health Policy & Management

Concentration in Health Services Research & 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 or 140.621.01 Statistical Methods in Biostatistics I
300.721.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy I
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research and Policy
311.615.81 The Quality of Medical Care
318.603.01 Applied Microeconomics for Policy Making
340.721.60 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I

Second Term
140.652.01 Methods in Biostatistics II or 140.622.01 Statistical Methods in Biostatistics II
300.722.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy II
309.712.01 Assessing Health Status and Patient Outcomes
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research and Policy
313.643.01 Health Economics I
313.630.01 Economic Evaluation I

Third Term
140.652.01 Methods in Biostatistics III or 140.623.01 Statistical Methods in Biostatistics III
300.713.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy I
300.723.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy III
309.620.01 Managed Care and Health Insurance
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research and Policy
Strongly recommended
313.631.01 Economic Evaluation II
313.644.01 Health Economics II

Fourth term
140.654.01 Methods in Biostatistics IV or 140.624.01 Statistical Methods in Biostatistics IV
300.703.01 Health Services Research and Policy Doctoral Readings Seminar
300.704.01 First Year PhD Capstone
300.715.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy II
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research and Policy
Strongly recommended
221.651.01 Econometrics I (3)


First Term AY 16/17
309.716.01 Advanced Methods for Health Services Research: Analysis
300.741.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy: Using Secondary Data to Conduct Health Policy Research
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research and Policy
300.840.01 Special Studies or Methods credits

Second Term
309.720.01 Applied Econometrics for Health Policy Research
300.870.01 Research and Proposal Writing I
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research and Policy
309.715.01 Advanced Methods for Health Services Research: Research Design and Data Sources
550.865.81 Public Health Perspectives on Research
300.840.01 Special Studies or Methods credits

Third Term
306.665.01 Research Ethics and Integrity
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research and Policy
300.840.01 Special Studies or Methods credits
Recommended:
300.750.01 Teaching at the University Level

Fourth Term
300.871.01 Research and Proposal Writing II
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research and Policy
300.840.01 Special Studies or Methods credits


Distributional Methods Requirements

During the second year, students will complete at least two of the methods courses below (equaling at least 6 credits) in one of the following domains.  The intent of this distributional methods requirement is to allow the student to develop a special area of methods expertise.  Approval for alternative methods courses will require approval from the program director and the student’s advisor.  Students are also encouraged to familiarize themselves with the School's certificate programs, which can be combined with the PhD degree (and which in the case of methods oriented certificates would in most cases meet the distributional requirements. 

Quality, Patient Safety and Outcomes Research:
312.693 Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research
309.730 Patient Safety and Medical Errors
309.732 Organizational and Human Factors in Patient Safety

Social & Behavioral and Measurement Methods:
410.615 Research Design in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
330.657 Statistics for Psychosocial Research:  Measurement
140.658 Statistics for Psychosocial Research:  Structural Models
309.718 Applications of Item Response Theory in Health Research and Practice

Epidemiologic Perspective on Research Design & Analysis:
340.722 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health II
340.763 Professional Epidemiological Methods I
340.764 Professional Epidemiological Methods II

Design and conduct of population-based surveys:
340.717 Health Survey Research Methods
140.640 Statistical Methods for Sample Surveys
380.712 Methods in Analysis of Large Population Surveys

Qualitative Research Methods:
224.690 Qualitative Research Methods I
224.691 Qualitative Research Methods II
230.649 Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Economics:
313.670 Mathematical Microeconomics I
313.671 Mathematical Microeconomics II
313.644 Health Economics II
313.645 Health Economics III
313.631 Economic Evaluation II
313.632 Economic Evaluation III
221.651 Econometrics I
221.644 Econometric Methods for Evaluation of Health Programs

Advanced Statistical Analysis for Special Data Issues:
140.655 Analysis of Longitudinal Data
180.636 Statistical Inference
230.615 Seminar on Panel Data Analysis
340.606 Meta-analysis
220.622 Seminar on Limited Dependent Variable Models
230.605 Categorical Data Analysis and Selected Topics
230.631 Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Linear Structural-Equations Modeling
140.665 Causal Inference
140.655 Multi-level Statistical Models in Public Health

Informatics and Information Sciences
315.707.81 Introduction to Public Health and Biomedical Informatics
309.631.81 Population Health Informatics
315.708.81 HIT Standards and Interoperability
315.700.81 Health Informatics: Design to Deployment
315.703.81 Informatics Evaluation and Quality Improvement

2017/18 and Beyond

Once students have completed all of the required and elective coursework, they must maintain a full-time registration (12+ credits each 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.