Health Sciences Integrated Program Degree Requirements

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

PhD

The Health Sciences Integrated Program requires:

  • Coursework (see track-specific requirements below).
  • Two written Qualifying Exams and an oral defense.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Written Dissertation Proposal and an oral defense.
  • Doctoral Dissertation and an oral defense.

Health and Biomedical Informatics Track

Required Courses Units
HSIP 400 Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Doctoral Colloquium 1
HSIP 440 Introduction to Medical Informatics 1
EPI_BIO 301 Introduction to Biostatistics 1
HSIP 441, 442, 443 Informatics Methods I, II, III 3
HSIP 401 Introduction to Health Measurement Science 1
Choose one Writing Course 0.5 or 1
  • HSR 462 Grant Writing (0.5 credit)
  • PH 445 Writing and Peer Reviewing for Publication
Choose one Health Care and Biomedical Knowledge 1
  • HQS 420 Introduction to Health Management
  • HSR 470 Health Policy
  • IGP 401 Biochemistry
  • IGP 405 Cell Biology
  • IGP 410 Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • IGP 430 Genetics
  • MED_INF 401 American Healthcare System
  • MED_INF 402 Introduction to Clinical Thinking
  • PH 301 Behavior, Society, & Health
  • PH 420 Introduction to Health Management
Choose one Computation 1
  • EPI BIO 305 Data Management and Programming
  • EPI BIO 428 Bioinformatics and Data Mining
  • MED_INF 406 Decision Support Systems and Health Care
  • MED_INF HIT Integration, Interoperability & Standards
  • MED_INF Introduction to Databases
  • MED_INF Telecommunications & Computer Networks
  • MSCI 305 Introduction to Bioinformatics
Electives (choose 3 or more)* 3
EPI_BIO 402 Intermediate Biostatistics
HQS 440 Fundamental Methods for Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
HSR 425 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Health Services and Outcomes Research
HSR 433 Health Economics and Healthcare Financing
HSR 460 Applied Ethical Issues in Health Services Research
IBIS 401 Molecular Biophysics
IBIS 401 Quantitative Biology
IBIS 403 Proteomics, Genomics, and Variation
IBIS 407 Genome Scale Science
IBIS 426 Signal Transduction and Molecular Pharmacology
IGP 422 Introduction to Translational Research
IGP 466 Structural Basis of Signal Transduction
MED_INF Advanced Decision Analysis
MED_INF Health Care Enterprise Operations
MED_INF Legal, Ethical & Social Issues in Informatics
MED_INF Medical Technology Acquisition & Assessment
MSCI 303 Drug Development Process
PH 425 Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Public Health
Total required units 12.5 or 13

*Other electives may be taken with advisor approval.

Health Services and Outcomes Research Track

Required Courses Units
HSIP 400 Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Doctoral Colloquium 1
EPI_BIO 302 Introduction to Biostatistics 1
EPI_BIO 402 Intermediate Biostatistics 1
HSIP 401 Introduction to Health Measurement Science 1
HSR 425 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in HSOR 1
HSR 433 Health Economics and Healthcare Financing 1
HSR 456 Applied Qualitative Methods & Analysis for Health Researchers 1
HSR 462 Grant Writing (0.5 credit) 0.5
HSR 465 Intermediate Quantitative Methods in HSOR 1
PH 438 Survey Design & Methodology 1
PH 445 Writing and Peer Reviewing for Publication 1
Recommended Electives (choose 3 or more)* 3
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 Equity
PH 323 Social Determinants of Health
Total required units 13.5

*Other electives may be taken with advisor approval.

Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Track

Required Courses Units
HSIP 400 Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Doctoral Colloquium 1
HQS 401 Introduction to Healthcare Quality 1
HQS 402 Introduction to Patient Safety 1
HQS 420 Introduction to Health Management 1
HQS 440 Fundamental Methods in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety 1
HQS 501 Advanced Healthcare Quality 1
HQS 502 Advanced Patient Safety 1
HQS 510 The Business of Quality and Safety Improvement 1
HSIP 401 Introduction to Health Measurement Science 1
PH 445 Writing and Peer Reviewing for Publication 1
Choose one Research Design 1
EPI_BIO 301 Introduction to Epidemiology
HSIP 403 Research Design for the Health  Sciences
HSR 425 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in HSOR
Electives (choose 2 or more)* 2
HEMA 441 Health Policy
HEMA 451 Legal Issues in Health Care Delivery
HSR 433 Health Economics and Healthcare Financing
HSR 440 Disparities in Healthcare
HSR 456 Applied Qualitative Methods and Analysis for Health Researchers
HSR 470 Health Policy and Health Services Research
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 421 Intermediate Biostatistics
PUB HLTH 431 Decision Analysis and Models of Medical Decision Making
PUB HLTH 438 Survey Design and Methodology
PUB HLTH 439 Qualitative Research Methods
PUB HLTH 444 Advanced Decision Analysis
PUB HLTH 449 Public Health Policy
Independent Study or other approved Elective
Total required units 13

Social Sciences and Health Track

Required Courses Units
HSIP 400 Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Doctoral Colloquium 1
EPI_BIO 301 or PH 302 Introduction to Biostatistics 1
EPI_BIO 302 Introduction to Epidemiology or HSR 425 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Health Services and Outcomes Research 1
HSIP 401 Introduction to Health Measurement Science 1
PH 301 Behavior, society, and health 1
Choose one of the following required courses: 1
STAT 348 Applied Multivariate Analysis
ANTHRO 306 Evolution of Life History Strategies
PSYCH 401-2 Psychology Proseminar: Social & Personality Bases of Behavior
Choose one of the following required courses: 1
EPI_BIO 402 Intermediate Biostatistics
HSR 465 Intermediate Quantitative Methods in Health Services and Outcomes Research
PH 323 Social Determinants of Health
PH 447 Behavioral Medicine Interventions: From the Individual to the Population
Choose a required writing course: 0.5 or 1
PH 445 Writing and Peer Reviewing for Publication
HSR 462 Grant Writing (0.5 credit)
Recommended Electives
Choose four elective courses from the following: 4
HSR 440 Disparities in Healthcare
HSR 460 Ethical Issues in Health Services Research (0.5 credit)
HSR 470 Health Policy
PH 438 Survey Design and Methodology
PSYCH 405 Psychometric Theory
PSYCH 451 Statistics in Experimental Design
PH 439 Qualitative Research Methods
PH 446 Clinical Trials
PH 447 Behavioral Medicine Interventions
CLIN PSYCH Health Psychology
CLIN PSYCH Developmental Psychopathy
PSYCH 440 Self-Regulation
CLIN PSYCH 471 Behavioral Neuroscience
NUIN 433 Neurobiology of Disease
ANTHRO 490 Human Population Biology
HLTH COM 420 The Experience of Illness
HLTH COM 479 Health Information Technology for Communication
CLIN PSY 487 Lifespan developmental psychology
PSYCH 497 Multi-level modeling in behavioral research
HDSP 413 Theories of human development
HDSP 306 Developmental psychopathology
HDSP 404 Adult development & aging
HDSP Child Development
NUIN 473 Mechanisms of aging and dementia
NUIN 401 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
PSYCH 312 Neurobiology and behavior
HDSP 415 Nature/Nurture Revisited
PSYCH 342 Biological Basis of Mental Illness
*Other electives may be taken with advisor approval.
Total required units 11.5 or 12