Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology Certificate

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Total Units Required: 5

By successfully completing the Methodology certificate, students demonstrate an understanding of multidisciplinary health research methods and an ability to employ these methods to design their own studies. Certificate coursework includes applied instruction in Stata statistical software and will involve independent research papers and proposals.    

Course Requirements:

Course Title
Suggested Course Plan
Topics in Health Services Research: Methods & Measurement
Introduction to Biostatistics
Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Health Services & Outcomes Research
Intermediate Biostatistics
Intermediate Quantitative Methods in Health Services & Outcomes Research
Alternative Courses Requiring Permission From Program Director:
Applied Qualitative Methods and Analysis for Health Researchers
Health Economics and Healthcare Financing
Applied Ethical Issues in Health Services Research
Federal Policy Making and Health Care Reform
Introduction to Health Measurement Science
Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Public Health
Survey Design & Methodology