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.

Required Courses

PHTH 2210Foundations of Biostatistics3-4
or NRSG 5120 Statistics for Health Science
PHTH 3210Using Data in Health Research2
PHTH 3250Fundamentals of Qualitative Research4
PHTH 4202Principles of Epidemiology in Medicine and Public Health3-4
or PHMD 3450 Research Methodology and Biostatistics
or HLTH 5450 Healthcare Research
PHTH 2949Research Ethics Training0

Elective Courses

Complete 6–8 credits from the following:
ANTH 3410Ethnographic Field Experience4
ECON 2560Applied Econometrics4
HLTH 3001The Research Process2
HLTH 4992Directed Study1-4
or HLTH 4991 Research
IS 4800Empirical Research Methods4
PHMD 5223Evidence-Based Medicine2
PHSC 2400Research Ethics for Beginning Health Scientists4
PHTH 5320Grant Writing in Public Health1
PHTH 5330Using Publicly Available Data in Public Health1
PHTH 5340Writing for Peer-Reviewed Journals in Public Health1
PHTH 5440Community-Based Participatory Research: Environmental Health3
PHTH 5350Using SAS in Public Health Research1