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Health Policy and Management

Concentration in Health Economics & Policy PhD Curriculum

Summer Term Workshops
180.000 Math Camp for First-Year KSAS Economics PhD Students
550.860.82 Academic & Research Ethics Introduction to On-line Learning Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Prevention Training Plagiarism Prevention Training

First Year
140.651.01 - 140.654.01 Methods in Biostatistics I - IV
180.600.01 General Equilibrium Theory (KSAS)
180.601.01 Consumer and Producer Theory (KSAS)
180.602.01 Microeconomic Theory (KSAS) (Terms 1-4)
180.616.01 Mathematical Methods: Dynamic Optimization (KSAS) (Terms 1-2)
221.644.01 Econometric Methods for Evaluation of Health Programs
300.704.01 HPM PhD Capstone
300.713.01 - 300.715.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy I - II
300.721.01 - 300.723.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy I - III Elective (Terms 1-4)

Names and availability of Homewood classes are subject to change.  Mathematical Methods requirement waived when Homewood does not offer the class.  In addition to the department's GPA requirement, students must complete the first-year KSAS Microeconomics sequence with at least a B average.

Second Year
300.741.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy: Using Secondary Data to Conduct Health Policy Research
300.870.01 - 300.871.01 Research and Proposal Writing I - II
306.665.01 Research Ethics and Integrity
309.716.01 Advanced Methods in HSR: Analysis
309.720.01 Applied Econometrics for Health Policy Research
313.653.01 - 313.656.01 Microeconomic Models in Public Health I - IV
340.721.60 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health
550.865.81 Public Health Perspectives on Research Electives (Terms 1-4)

Electives must include at least one PhD-level KSAS economics field course.

*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
340.620 Principles of Clinical Epidemiology
340.722 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health II

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.