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Health Policy and Management

Concentration in Health Services Research & Policy Curriculum 2016/17

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

First Term
140.651.01 Methods in Biostatistics I (4) OR
       140.621.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health I (4)
340.721.60 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I (5)
300.721.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy I (2)
311.615.01 The Quality of Medical Care (3)
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research (1)
318.603.01 Applied Microeconomics for Policy Making (3)

Second Term
140.652.01 Methods in Biostatistics II (4) OR
       140.622.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health II (4)
313.643.01 Health Economics I (3)
313.630.01 Economic Evaluation I (3)
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research (1)
300.722.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy II (2)
309.712.01 Assessing Health Status and Patient Outcomes (3)

Third Term
140.653.01 Methods in Biostatistics III (4) OR
       140.623.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health III (4)
300.713.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy I (3)
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research (1)
300.723.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy III (2)
309.720.01 Managed Care and Health Insurance (3)
313.631.01 Economic Evaluation II (3) recommended
313.644.01 Health Economics II (3) recommended

Fourth Term
140.654.01 Methods in Biostatistics IV (4) OR
      140.624.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health IV (4)
300.704.01 HPM PhD Capstone (1)
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research (1)
300.715.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy II (3)
300.703.01 HSR Doctoral Readings Seminar (3)
221.651.01 Econometrics I (3) recommended

First Term AY 17/18
309.716.01 Advanced Methods in Health Services Research: Analysis (3)
300.741.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy: Using Secondary Data to Conduct Health Policy Research (1)
300.840.01 Special Studies/Methods (12)
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research (1)

Second Term
309.720.01 Applied Econometrics for Health Policy Research (3)
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research (1)
550.865.81 Public Health Perspectives on Research (2)
300.870.01 Research and Proposal Writing I (2)
309.715.01 Advanced Methods for Health Services Research: Data Sources (3)
300.840.01 Special Studies/Methods (1-3)

Third Term
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research (1)
306.665.01 Research Ethics and Integrity (3)
300.840.01 Special Studies/Methods (10)
300.750.01 Teaching at the University Level (3) recommended

Fourth Term
300.871.01 Research and Proposal Writing II (2)
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research (1)
300.840.01 Special Studies/Methods (13)

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.) See:

Quality, Patient Safety and Outcomes Research:
312.693.01 Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research
309.730.01 Patient Safety and Medical Errors
309.732.01 Organizational and Human Factors in Patient Safety

Social and Behavioral and Measurement Methods:
410.615.01 Research Design in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
330.657.01 Statistics for Psychosocial Research: Measurement
140.658.01 Statistics for Psychosocial Research: Structural Models
309.718.01 Applications of Item Response Theory in Health Research and Practice

Epidemiologic Perspective on Research Design & Analysis:
340.722.60 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health II
340.763.01 Professional Epidemiological Methods I
340.764.01 Professional Epidemiological Methods II

Design and conduct of population-based surveys:
340.717.01 Health Survey Research Methods
140.640.01 Statistical Methods for Sample Surveys
380.712.01 Methods in Analysis of Large Population Surveys

Qualitative Research Methods:
224.690.01 Qualitative Research Methods I
224.691.01 Qualitative Research Methods II
230.649.01 Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences

313.670.01 Mathematical Microeconomics I
313.671.01 Mathematical Microeconomics II
313.644.01 Health Economics II
313.645.01 Health Economics III
313.631.01 Economic Evaluation II
313.632.01 Economic Evaluation III
221.651.01 Econometrics I
221.644.01 Econometric Methods for Evaluation of Health Programs

Advanced Statistical Analysis for Special Data Issues:
140.655.01 Analysis of Longitudinal Data
180.636.01 Statistical Inference
230.615.01 Seminar on Panel Data Analysis
340.606.01 Meta-analysis
220.622.01 Seminar on Limited Dependent Variable Models
230.605.01 Categorical Data Analysis and Selected Topics
230.631.01 Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Linear Structural-Equations Modeling
140.665.01 Causal Inference
140.655.01 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

2018/19 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 thesis proposal; once a student has passed the school-wide oral exam, they should register for thesis research credits, 301.820.