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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

  • EPI_BIO 302 Introduction to Biostatistics
  • EPI_BIO 402 Intermediate Biostatistics
  • HSIP 400 Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Doctoral Colloquium
  • 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 462 Grant Writing (0.5 credit)
  • HSR 465 Intermediate Quantitative Methods in HSOR
  • PH 438 Survey Design & Methodology
  • PH 445 Writing and Peer Reviewing for Publication

 Recommended Electives

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

  • HSIP 440 Introduction to Medical Informatics
  • HSR 440 Disparities in Healthcare
  • HSR 460 Ethical Issues in Health Services Research (0.5 credit)
  • HSR 470 Health Policy
  • PH 323 Health Equity
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