Health Outcomes Research and Policy

Courses

M.S. and Ph.D. students will take courses offered by the department and by other departments at Auburn University. In addition to courses offered by the department, students may select courses from the following fields such as accounting and finance, computer sciences, economics, education, industrial engineering, industrial design, architecture, management, psychology, sociology and communication.

Core Departmental Courses

PYPC 7510: HEALTH SERVICES DELIVERY AND EVALUATION (3 credits – Fall Odd Years)
Introduction to basic methods and frameworks for undertaking research and program evaluation within health services organizations and systems.

PYPC 7520: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL THEORY IN HEALTH (3 credits – Spring Even Years)
Introduction to the basic theories of behavior and intervention used in practice and research to evaluate changes in health, humanistic, and economic outcomes among patients.

PYPC 7530: PHARMACEUTICAL ECONOMICS, OUTCOMES, AND POLICY (3 credits – Fall Even Years)
Introduction to concepts relevant to pharmaceutical outcomes, economics, and policy. The course provides foundational knowledge surrounding healthcare and evaluation of health outcomes.

PYPC 7540: PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY METHODS AND APPLICATIONS (3 credits – Spring Odd Yr)
The course covers topics in pharmacoepidemiology focusing on the methods and applications of analyzing large, healthcare claims databases and electronic medical records.

PYPC 7820: RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH SCIENCES (2 credits – Fall)
The course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to the primary research methods used in clinical and health services research. It introduces various research designs including experimental and non-experimental, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods.

 

Graduate Research Seminar and Research

PYPC 7950 (MS) / PYPC 8950 (PhD): GRADUATE RESEARCH SEMINAR (1 credit)
All students and faculty in the Department participate in the weekly Graduate Research Seminar (Fall and Spring). Seminar is designed to socialize students to the research process, cover current topics not covered in other didactic courses, and serve as a sounding board for discussion of ideas and research in progress. Students enrolled in the MS program should register for PYPC 7950, and students enrolled in the PhD program should register for PYPC 8950. Students must register for the Graduate Research Seminar every semester they are enrolled in the graduate program, up to a total of six credit hours. Students are expected to continue to attend seminar each semester they are enrolled.

PYPC 7990 - RESEARCH AND THESIS
Credit hours to be arranged.

PYPC 8990 - RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION
Credit hours to be arranged.

Last Updated: March 9, 2017