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Contemporary Issues in Health Services and Outcomes Research (Certificate)

Contemporary Issues in Health Services and Outcomes Research will serve as a certification for Northwestern pre- and post-doctoral trainees, including methodologists (e.g., statisticians and informatics specialists), who already have graduate degrees but require further graduate education in specific health services and outcomes-related content.

Methodologists pursuing the certificate will gain an understanding of the relevant contemporary issues in health services and outcomes research, which will enhance their capabilities as independent researchers.

Who can apply?

Pre- and post-doctoral trainees with graduate degrees.

Who to contact

Please contact the program director, listed below, with questions about this program.

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

To participate in this certificate, students must complete five courses total, three required courses and a two elective courses.

Required courses

  1. PUB_HLTH 323-0 Health Equity
  2. HSR 460-0 Applied Ethical Issues in Health Services Research
  3. HSR 470-0 Federal Policy Making and Health Care Reform

Elective courses (choose two)

  1. HSR 462-0 Topics in Health Services Research: Grant Writing
  2. HSR 462-0 Applied Qualitative Methods and Analysis for Health Researchers
  3. PUB_HLTH 301-0 Behavior, Society & Health
  4. PUB_HLTH 303-0 Environmental Health sciences
  5. PUB_HLTH 390-0 Introduction to International Public Health
  6. PUB_HLTH 393-0 Introduction to Health and Human Rights
  7. PUB_HLTH 415-0 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Principles and Application
  8. PUB_HLTH 420-0 Introduction to US Health Care System