Ph.D. Curriculum, Health Outcomes & Policy

The Ph.D. in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Health Outcomes & Policy is a minimum 90-credit-hour degree program, with at least 39 credits specific to the HOP concentration.

Course Title Credits
Core – All Required (23 credits)
GMS 6822 Measuring and Analyzing Health Outcomes 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6851 Fundamentals of Dissemination & Implementation Research 3 Letter-grade
PHC 6052
-or-
STA 6166

-or-

PHC 6050

Introduction to Biostatistical Methods
-or-
Statistical Methods in Research I

-or-

Biostatistical Methods

3 Letter-grade
PHC 6053
-or-
STA 6167
Regression Methods for the Health and Life Sciences
-or-
Statistical Methods in Research II
3 Letter-grade
GMS 6885 Translational Health Research Design 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6875 Ethical and Policy Issues in Clinical Research (formerly GMS 6931) 2 Letter-grade
GMS 7886 Health Outcomes & Policy PhD Seminar: Applied Research 3 Letter-grade
GMS 7887 HOBI PhD Research Seminar
(1 credit/semester during years 1 & 2)
4 S/U
Methods – Select 4 courses (11-12 credits)
GMS 6803 Data Management in Clinical Research 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6826 Advanced Design and Methodology for Case Control Studies 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6829 Longitudinal Research Design 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6832 Economic Methods for Evaluating Value in Health Care 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6844 Experimental and Quasi-experimental Research Designs for Community Settings 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6846 Meta-Analysis in Clinical, Health Services Research, & Public Health 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6850 Foundations of Biomedical Informatics 3 Letter-grade
PHC 6937 Design & Conduct of Clinical Trials ( Previously GMS 6818-2 credits) 3 Letter-grade
Outcomes & Policy – Select 1 course
GMS 6833 Health Outcomes and Policy in Vulnerable Populations 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6834 Health Policy and the Formation of Payment Mechanisms for Health Care 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6835 Health Policy Issues in Children 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6812 Cancer Health Outcomes Assessment 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6802 Examining Health Outcomes for Chronic Diseases in Clinical and Community-Based Research 3 Letter-grade
Translational – Select 2 courses
GMS 6842 Translational Research Methods 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6852 Community Engaged Research for Clinical Effectiveness and Implementation Science Studies 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6853 Applied Topics in Dissemination and Implementation Science (formerly 2 credits) 3 Letter-grade
GMS 6854 Applied Topics in Clinical Effectiveness 2 Letter-grade
GMS 6893 CTS Seminar Series 2 Letter-grade
GMS 7093 Introduction to Clinical & Translational Research (Usually offered in the summer) 2 Letter-grade
Advanced Electives – 9 credits
Research Credits – 40 – 50 credits
GMS 7979 & GMS 7980 Advanced Research
Research for Doctoral Dissertation
40-44 S/U
Total 90 credits