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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Education in Health Sciences
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Health Services & Outcomes Research

The Health Services & Outcomes Research track covers a multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies and personal behaviors affect access to healthcare, the quality and cost of healthcare and ultimately our health and well-being. Its research domains are individuals, families, organizations, institutions, communities and populations.



 Required Courses

  • HSIP 400 Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Doctoral Colloquium
  • PUB_HLTH 302 Introduction to Biostatistics
  • PUB_HLTH 421 Intermediate Biostatistics
  • HSIP 401 Introduction to Health Measurement Science
  • HSR 425 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in HSOR
  • HSR 433 Health Economics and Healthcare Financing
  • HSR 456 Applied Qualitative Methods & Analysis for Health Researchers
  • HSR 480: Ethical Issues in Health Service Research (0.5 unit)
  • HSR 482 Grant Writing (0.5 unit)
  • HSR 485 Intermediate Quantitative Methods in HSOR
  • PUB_HLTH 438 Survey Design & Methodology
  • PUB_HLTH 445 Writing and Peer Reviewing for Publication

 Recommended Electives

Choose three or more. Other electives may be taken with adviser approval.

  • MHI 403 Introduction to Medical Informatics
  • HSR 470 Federal Policy Making and Health Care Reform
  • PUB_HLTH 323 Health Equity
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