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Health Quality & Patient Safety

Courses

The Health Quality & Patient Safety track focuses on the knowledge, skills and methods required for improving healthcare delivery systems in regard to quality and safety.

The topics covered include:

  • Healthcare quality context and measurement
  • Changing systems of care delivery
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Accountability and public policy
  • Safety interventions and practices
  • Health information technology
  • Simulation and the science of teamwork
  • Human factors
  • Risk assessment methods
  • Leadership and governance

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 Required Courses

  • HSIP 400 Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Doctoral Colloquium
  • HQS 401 Introduction to Healthcare Quality
  • HQS 402 Introduction to Patient Safety
  • HQS 420 Introduction to Health Management
  • HQS 440 Fundamental Methods in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
  • HQS 501 Advanced Healthcare Quality
  • HQS 502 Advanced Patient Safety
  • HQS 510 The Business of Quality and Safety Improvement
  • HSIP 401 Introduction to Health Measurement Science
  • PUB_HLTH 445 Writing and Peer Reviewing for Publication
  • BIOSTAT 302 Introduction to Biostatistics**
  • BIOSTAT 402 Intermediate Biostatistics**

 Choose One Required Research Design Course

  • BIOSTAT 301 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • HSR 425 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in HSOR

 Electives

Choose two or more classes from the following options.

  • HSR 433 Health Economics and Healthcare Financing
  • HSR 456 Applied Qualitative Methods and Analysis for Health Researchers
  • HSR 470 Federal Policy Making and Health Care Reform
  • MGMT 444 Health Economics
  • MGMT 945 Healthcare Strategy
  • MHB 401 Foundations of Bioethics
  • MHB 402 Medicine and Law
  • MHB 403 The History of Medicine
  • MORS 430 Leadership in Organizations
  • MORS 452 Leading the Strategic Change Process
  • MORS 460 Leading and Managing Teams
  • PUB_HLTH 301 Behavior, Society, and Health
  • PUB_HLTH 415 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
  • PUB_HLTH 431 Decision Analysis and Models of Decision Making
  • PUB_HLTH 438 Survey Design and Methodology
  • PUB_HLTH 439 Qualitative Research Methods
  • PUB_HLTH 444 Medical Cost Effectiveness
  • PUB_HLTH 449 Public Health Policy