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.

How to Complete the 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.

1. Statistics
PHTH 2210 Biostatistics or NRSG 5120 Statistics for Health Science

2. PHTH 3210 Using Data in Health Research

3. PHTH 3250 Fundamentals of Qualitative Research

4. Research Methods
PHTH 4202 Principles of Epidemiology or PHMD 3450 Research Methodology
and Public Health or HLTH 5450 Healthcare Research

5. Research Ethics Training
Individual Instruction Registration for PHTH 2949

6. Elective Courses (6-8 credits)

ANTH 3410 Ethnographic Field Experience
ECON 2560 Applied Econometrics
HLTH 3001 The Research Process
HLTH 4992 or HLTH 4991 Directed Study Research
IS 4800 Empirical Research Methods
PHMD 5223 Evidence-Based Medicine
PHSC 2400 Research Ethics for Beginning Health Scientists
PHTH 5320 Grant Writing in Public Health
PHTH 5330 Using Publicly Available Data in Public Health
PHTH 5340 Writing for Peer-Reviewed Journals in Public Health
PHTH 5440 Community-Based Participatory Research: Environmental Health
PHTH 5350 Using SAS in Public Health Research

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 the form below to declare the Health Research Methods Minor.

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Contact Information

Please contact the Bouve Office of Student Services for assistance with course registration or if you have questions about the minor.
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