Course Work

Students pursuing the HSPR Foundation area along with an Application area are required to complete at least 6 units in HSPR. These requirements include:

HRP 207: Introduction to Concepts & Methods in Health Services & Policy Research – I

And

HRP 208: Introduction to Concepts & Methods in Health Services & Policy Research – II

And

One of the following methods / skills focused courses:

HRP 252:  Outcomes Analysis

HRP 263:  Advanced Decision Science Methods and Modeling in Health

HRP 392:  Analysis of Costs, Risks, and Benefits in Health Care

EPI 202:  R Fundamentals for Health Research

EPI 206:  Meta-Research: Appraising Research Findings, Bias, and Meta-analysis

EPI 223:  Data Management and Statistical Programming

EPI 259:  Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Epidemiology

EPI 261:  Intermediate Biostatistics: Analysis of Discrete Data

EPI 262:  Intermediate Biostatistics: Regression, Prediction, Survival Analysis

EPI 292:  Advanced Statistical Methods for Observational Studies

 

Students pursuing the HSPR Foundation area without an Application area are required to complete at least 12 units in HSPR. The requirements in this situation are as follows:

HRP 207: Introduction to Concepts & Methods in Health Services & Policy Research - I

And

HRP 208: Introduction to Concepts & Methods in Health Services & Policy Research – II

And

One or more of the following methods / skills focused courses:

HRP 252:  Outcomes Analysis

HRP 263:  Advanced Decision Science Methods and Modeling in Health

HRP 392:  Analysis of Costs, Risks, and Benefits in Health Care

EPI 202:  R Fundamentals for Health Research

EPI 206:  Meta-Research: Appraising Research Findings, Bias, and Meta-analysis

EPI 223:  Data Management and Statistical Programming

EPI 259:  Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Epidemiology

EPI 261:  Intermediate Biostatistics: Analysis of Discrete Data

EPI 262:  Intermediate Biostatistics: Regression, Prediction, Survival Analysis

EPI 292:  Advanced Statistical Methods for Observational Studies

And 

One or more course(s) covering the structure and functioning of health care systems, or important concepts or methodologies used in health services and policy research.  Total number of courses will be dictated by the 12 unit requirement.  Some suggested classes:

HRP 204: 
Models for Understanding and Controlling Global Infectious Diseases

HRP 218:  Methods for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Implementation and Evaluation

HRP 252:  Outcomes Analysis

HRP 256:  Economics of Health and Medical Care

HRP 263:  Advanced Decision Science Methods and Modeling in Health

HRP 391:  Health Care Regulation, Finance, and Policy

HRP 392:  Analysis of Costs, Risks, and Benefits in Health Care

EASTASN 217:  Health and Healthcare Systems in East Asia

ECON 249: Topics in Health Economics

EPI 206:  Meta-Research: Appraising Research Findings, Bias, and Meta-analysis

EPI 223:  Data Management and Statistical Programming

EPI 258:  Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Clinical Research

EPI 259:  Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Epidemiology

EPI 261:  Intermediate biostatistics: Analysis of Discrete Data

EPI 262:  Intermediate biostatistics: Regression, prediction, and survival analysis

MED 209: Health Law: Quality and Safety of Care

MED 233:  Global Health: Beyond Diseases and International Organizations

MED 237:  Health Law: Improving Public Health

MED 238: Leading and Managing Health Care Organizations: Innovation and Collaboration

MED 262: Economics of Health Improvement in Developing Countries

MED 285: Global Leaders and Innovators in Human and Planetary Health

MED 286: Health Information Technology and Strategy

MS&E 292:  Health Policy Modeling

 

NOTE: Some of the above courses have specific pre-requirements.  Students are encouraged to talk with the concentration co-directors for guidance on appropriate coursework, as well as to discuss exceptions or substitutions (e.g. if previous coursework and/or experience allow for enrolling in alternate courses).  Additionally, there are many one or two unit seminar style courses that are relevant to HSPR. Students should discuss potential options with the co-directors.