Professor James Rohrer, Chairperson.
Associate Professor Rohland; Assistant Professors Borders and Xu.
This department offers study in the following graduate degree program: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT, Master of Science. The M.S. degree in health services research and management (HSR) will take advantage of the specialized training of faculty in the department. Health services research and management can be defined as the study of access, quality, and cost in health care and it requires both a multidisciplinary approach and knowledge of the HSR literature. Our students will study the behavior of consumers and the behavior of health care providers as they seek to respond to consumer needs. They also will be equipped to teach introductory material about the health care system that draws from several relevant disciplines. We draw careful distinction between any particular discipline and the interdisciplinary field of health services research. For more information contact Dr. James Rohrer at (806) 743-3013.
Courses in Health Services Research. (GHSR)
5111. Topics in Health Services Research (1:1:0). Special topics in health services research that are not normally included in other classes. May be repeated for credit with change in content.
5211. Topics in Health Services Research (2:2:0). Special topics in health services research that are not normally included in other classes. May be repeated for credit with change in content.
5301. Introduction to Health Care Organization (3;3:0). Provides an overview of the health care system in its economic, sociological, epidemiological, policy, and behavioral aspects.
5302. Health Services Epidemiology (3:3:0). Uses special topics such as the rural elderly to address the relationship between health status and health services.
5303. Health Economics Research (3:3:0). Applies economic theory and methods to the study of health services.
5304. Mental Health Administration and Services Research (3:3:0). Applies principles and methods of psychiatric epidemiology to mental health services research.
5305. Field Study in HSR (3:3:0). Supervised involvement in HSR projects.
5306. Health Planning and Services Research (3:3:0). Applies the methods and findings of utilization research to planning and evaluation of health care programs.
5307. Directed Readings in Health Services Research (3:3:0). Readings and term paper relating to a specialized topic in health services research.
5308. Introduction to Community Health Care Systems (3:3:0). Provides an overview of assessment of community health needs and types of care systems available to meet community needs.
5309. Data Management (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Introductory statistics. The learning objectives are to manage data, conduct statistic analysis, and report scientific findings using industry standard and research oriented computer software.
5311. Topics in Health Services Research (3:3:0). Special topics in health services research that are not normally included in other classes. May be repeated for credit with change in content.
6000. Master's Thesis (V1-6).
6308. Teaching Practicum (3:3:0). Development of teaching skills by working with an instructor on preparation and delivery of a course in HSR.
6312. Advanced Survey Methods for Services Research (3:1:2). A lecture and laboratory course designed to provide an overview of design, implementation, and analysis of surveys in health services research under direct guidance of a faculty member.
6313. Advanced Secondary Data Analysis for Health Services Research (3:1:2). A lecture and laboratory course designed to provide an overview of secondary data analysis in health services research under direct guidance of a faculty member.
7000. Health Services Research (V1-12).
7101. Health Services Research Seminar (1:1:0).
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