Health Research Methods, Minor
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.
Completion of minor: Students must successfully complete the four required courses (12–14 credit hours) and human research ethics training, as well as a combination of electives totaling 6–8 credit hours, with a grade of C or better. Courses may not be taken pass/fail for fulfillment of the minor. Up to 8 credits of completed course work from the student's major program of study may be applied to fulfillment of requirements of this minor.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.
|PHTH 2210||Foundations of Biostatistics||3-4|
|or NRSG 5120||Statistics for Health Science|
|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 6–8 credits from the following:|
|ANTH 3410||Ethnographic Field Experience||4|
|ECON 2560||Applied Econometrics||4|
|HLTH 3001||The Research Process||2|
|HLTH 4992||Directed Study||1-4|
|or HLTH 4991||Research|
|IS 4800||Empirical Research Methods||4|
|PHMD 5223||Evidence-Based Medicine||2|
|PHSC 2400||Research Ethics for Beginning Health Scientists||4|
|PHTH 5320||Grant Writing in Public Health||1|
|PHTH 5330||Using Publicly Available Data in Public Health||1|
|PHTH 5340||Writing for Peer-Reviewed Journals in Public Health||1|
|PHTH 5440||Community-Based Participatory Research: Environmental Health||3|
|PHTH 5350||Using SAS in Public Health Research||1|