Quantitative Methods Concentration

Required elective courses for this concentration:

  • 15 credits of elective courses with approval from program leadership 

The competencies to be demonstrated at the end of the program expand on the overall MPHS and include:
  • Demonstrate basic ethics as applied in public health.
  • Develop and implement a research or public health practice project by applying principles of program evaluation or study design and the application of appropriate data analytic techniques in an area of public health or clinical significance chosen by the student.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to design, implement and evaluate epidemiologic health services or clinical outcomes research projects of public health or clinical significance.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills with biostatistical methods and computer software for performing appropriate analyses of public health services or clinical outcomes data.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills with the definitions in basic issues involved in the clinical trials including design, implementation and interpretation of results for their application in clinical or public health settings.
  • Apply the principles of meta-analytic statistical methods for clinical trials and observational studies to quantitatively summarize existing data to answer questions of public health or clinical significance.
  • Effectively implement decision analytic methods and cost-effectiveness analysis in health care technology assessment, medical decision-making, health resource allocation, and public health policies and practices, for the evaluation of public health and clinical interventions.
  • Apply the principles of dissemination and implementation science to the evaluation of evidence for clinical and public health programs. Design and implement strategies with appropriate integration of evaluation to inform the refinement of clinical and public health programs that will lead to improved health and wellness of the population.