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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

PH 147 Practicum: Advanced Methods in Health Services Research with Lab

This course will develop student analytic competencies to the level necessary to conceptualize, plan, carry out, and effectively communicate small research projects in patient care, epidemiology, or health services. Lectures, demonstrations, and labs will be used to integrate and extend methods introduced in other TDI courses. The course will also cover new methods in epidemiology and health services. The students will use research datasets from the Medical Care Epidemiology Unit at TDI, including Medicare data, in classroom lab exercises and course assignments. Course topics focus on key aspects observational research including risk adjustment, multilevel analyses, instrumental variables, and small area analysis. Practical skill areas will include programming in STATA, studying datasets for completeness and quality, designing tables, and figures, and data management techniques.  Emphasis is on becoming independent in analytic workflow. The instructors will tutor students as they develop their own analytic projects. 

6 credits; (HP, P, LP, NC)

Prerequisites: PH 139, 140 and 141


Tracy Onega


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