The health research methods minor is for undergraduate students from any major in any college at the university who have an interest in developing health-research-related skills. This minor creates an opportunity for students to develop marketable, applied skills and seeks to benefit students pursuing positions within research groups, as well as students pursuing advanced degrees.
Admissions requirements: Approval of the student’s unit or college advisor and approval of the health research methods minor advisor are required for admission into the minor. Applicants are required to have an overall grade-point average of 3.000 or higher.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.
Up to 8 credits of completed coursework from the student's major program of study may be applied to fulfillment of requirements of this minor.
|PHTH 3210||Using Data in Health Research||2|
|PHTH 3250||Fundamentals of Qualitative Research||4|
|PHTH 4202||Principles of Epidemiology in Medicine and Public Health||3-4|
|or PHMD 3450||Research Methodology and Biostatistics|
|or HLTH 5450||Healthcare Research|
|PHTH 2949||Research Ethics Training||0|
|Complete one of the following (PHTH 2210 is recommended):||3-4|
|Statistics and Software|
|Probability and Statistics|
|Statistics for Health Science|
|Research Methodology and Biostatistics|
|Foundations of Biostatistics|
|Statistics in Psychological Research|
|Complete 6–8 semester hours from the following:||6-8|
|Ethnographic Field Experience|
|The Research Process|
or HLTH 4991
|Empirical Research Methods|
|Research Ethics for Beginning Health Scientists|
|Grant Writing in Public Health|
|Using Publicly Available Data in Public Health|
|Writing for Peer-Reviewed Journals in Public Health|
|Using SAS in Public Health Research|
Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Courses may not be taken pass/fail for fulfillment of the minor.