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Health Policy and Management

Concentration in Health Services Research & Policy PhD Curriculum

Summer Term Workshops
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 Methods in Biostatistics I - IV OR
       140.621.01 - 140.624.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health I - IV
300.703.01 Readings in Health Services Research
300.704.01 HPM PhD Capstone
300.713.01 - 300.715.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy I - II
309.720.01 Managed Care and Health Insurance
300.721.01 - 300.723 PhD Seminar in Health Policy I - III
309.712.01 Assessing Health Status and Patient Outcomes
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research (Terms 1-4)
311.615.01 The Quality of Medical Care
313.630.01 Economic Evaluation I
313.643.01 Health Economics I
340.721.60 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I

221.651.01 Econometrics I
313.631.01 Economic Evaluation II
313.644.01 Health Economics II

Second Year
300.741.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy: Using Secondary Data to Conduct Health Policy Research
300.750.01 Teaching at the University Level
300.840.01 Special Studies/Methods (Terms 1-4)
300.870.01 - 300.871.01 Research and Proposal Writing I - II
306.665.01 Research Ethics and Integrity
309.715.01 Advanced Methods for Health Services Research: Data Sources
309.716.01 Advanced Methods in Health Services Research: Analysis
309.720.01 Applied Econometrics for Health Policy Research
309.861.01 Graduate Seminar in Health Services Research (Terms 1-4)
550.865.81 Public Health Perspectives on Research

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

Social and Behavioral and Measurement Methods:
140.658.01 Statistics for Psychosocial Research: Structural Models
330.657.01 Statistics for Psychosocial Research: Measurement
410.615.01 Research Design in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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:
140.640.01 Statistical Methods for Sample Surveys
340.717.01 Health Survey Research Methods
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

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

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

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

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.