Learning Competencies

Upon completion, students will:

  • Appreciate the multi-disciplinary nature of health services research
  • Understand the structure, financing, and performance of the US health care system
  • Be familiar with quantitative and qualitative analyses of health care services and policy
  • Understand the basic principles of statistical analysis, econometrics, quality assessment and comparative effectiveness analysis
  • Understand current methods used to formulate health care policy
  • Know how to conduct basic statistical tests and regression analysis.
  • Know how to interpret health services research studies
  • Be able to perform decision analysis and comparative-effectiveness analysis
  • Learn how to risk-adjust health care data.
  • Be able to perform a health care policy analysis