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The Master of Science in Comparative Effectiveness Research is a 32-hour program designed to meet national competencies for comparative effectiveness research training. The program includes 20 credit hours of required courses and 12 credit hours of electives.
REQUIRED COURSES INCLUDE:
PSOP 400 Ethics and Privacy Issues in Comparative Effectiveness Research (1 Credit Hour) – Covers ethical and privacy issues in comparative effectiveness research.
PSOP 516 Comparative Effectiveness Research (3 Credit Hours) – Overview of concepts and application of comparative effectiveness research.
PSOP 526 Pharmacoepidemiology (3 Credit Hours) – Provides an introduction to pharmacoepidemiology and key concepts and principles that are unique to the study of medications in large populations.
BSTT 400 Biostatistics (4 Credit Hours) – Descriptive statistics, basic probability concepts, one- and two-sample statistical inference, analysis of variance, and simple linear regression. Introduction to statistical data analysis software.
HPA 472 Clinical Research Methods (4 Credit Hours) – Introduces experimental and quasi-experimental study designs and descriptive statistics.
EPID 403 Introduction to Epidemiology: Principles and Methods (3 Credit Hours) – Introduction to descriptive and analytic epidemiology, and determinants of health and disease in populations. Measures of occurrence, association and statistical testing will be addressed, along with study designs, bias and confounding.
PSOP 592 Comparative Effectiveness Research Capstone (6 Credit Hours) – Supervised literature-based scholarship and/or research in comparative effectiveness research. Selected problems or issues in comparative effectiveness research are investigated under the direction of the faculty advisor.
ELECTIVE COURSES CAN INCLUDE:
PSOP 573 Principles of Economic Evaluation of Health Care Interventions (3 Credit Hours) – Principles, models and practical methods for the economic evaluation of health care services with an emphasis on pharmaceutical care.
PSOP 535 Pharmaceutical Policy (3 Credit Hours) – Introduces key features of pharmaceutical policy and provides a framework for analyzing and evaluating current policy issues that affect the development and provision of safe, effective and affordable medications in the U.S.
BPS 508 Drug Development (3 Credit Hours) – Designed to give clinicians an overview of the drug development process from bench to bedside. Emphasis will be placed on the regulatory aspects of drug development including clinical trials, FDA approval and post marketing surveillance.
PSOP 580 Decision Analysis (2 Credit Hours) – Exposes students to advanced decision analysis and related sensitivity analysis methodologies.
BSTT 401 Intermediate Biostatistics (4 Credit Hours) – Simple and multiple linear regression, stepwise regression, multifactor analysis of variance and covariance, non-parametric methods, logistic regression, analysis of categorical data; extensive use of computer software.
HPA 473 Clinical Research Methods (4 Credit Hours) – Introduces OLS multivariate regression models, its assumptions, interpretation of outputs and departures, and surveys more advanced multivariate regression models.
PSOP 484 Systematic Reviews and Meta Analysis (3 Credit Hours) – The course will discuss the concepts, process, and statistical methods required to perform a systematic review or meta-analysis of a large body of empirical findings.
PSOP 595 CER Seminar (1 Credit Hour) – Presentation by students, faculty and visiting experts.