How to Enroll
Interested participants can:
- Enroll in the individual course(s) most relevant to their planned research or field of study.
- Complete an Area of Concentration curriculum in conjunction with a master’s degree through the Department of Public Health Sciences.
- Attend any of ongoing lectures or seminar series.
There is no formal application process for participation in most CCTS courses, but trainees are encouraged to reach out to faculty instructors prior to enrolling in a course. Those who wish to take courses for academic credit must enroll through the University Registrar.
Summer 2017 Courses
Fundamentals of Health Services Research—CCTS 45200/PPHA 47900/PBHS 35000
Instructors: David Meltzer, MD, PhD, and Marshall Chin, MD, MPH; others TBA
Time: Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays, 1:00-2:30 PM
Location: Billings Hospital, H300
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of health services research. The basic concepts of health services research will be taught with emphasis on both their social scientific foundations and the methods needed for their practical application to empirically relevant research. Theoretical foundations will draw on principles from economics, sociology, psychology, and the other social sciences. Methodological topics to be covered will include techniques for data collection and analysis, including outcomes measurement, survey methods, large data set research, population-based study design, community based participatory research, research based in clinical settings, qualitative methods, cost-effectiveness analysis, and tools of economic and sociological analysis. The theoretical and empirical techniques taught will emphasize those relevant to the examination of health care costs, quality, and access. Major applications will include: measurement and improvement of health care quality, analysis of health disparities, analysis of health care technology, and analysis of health care systems and markets. Students prepare a grant proposal as the final assignment for this course.
Introduction to Biostatistics— PBHS 32100/CCTS 45000
Instructors: John Cursio, PhD
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
This course will provide an introduction to the basic concepts of statistics as applied to the bio-medical and public health sciences. Emphasis is on the use of interpretation of statistical tools for data analysis. Topics include (i) descriptive statistics; (ii) probability and sampling; (iii) the methods of statistical inference; and (iv) an introduction to linear and logistics regression.
Clinical Epidemiology—PBHS 30700/CCTS 45100
Instructors: Diane Lauderdale, PhD, and Brian Chiu, PhD
Time: 9:00-11:00 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Clinical epidemiology is the “application of epidemiologic principles and methods to problems encountered in clinical medicine.” This course introduces the basic principles of epidemiologic study design, analysis and interpretation, with a particular focus on clinical applications. The course includes lectures and discussions based on critical appraisal of significant research articles.