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Health Services Research Ph.D.

Student Learning Outcome Stated in Measurable Terms Assessment Method and Procedures
Results
(Data Summary and Interpretation)
Knowledge:

Achieve Competency in the Theory and Methods  of Health Services Research

How measured:

  • Assessments in required courses
  • Performance on Qualifying Exam
  • Successful defense of a dissertation proposal and a final dissertation defense

Level of achievement:

  • 80% of students will achieve passing grades in required courses
  • 80% of students will pass their Qualifying Examinations

Who will measure:

  • Faculty/Course Instructors
  • Major Professor
  • Student’s dissertation committee members
Knowledge:

Demonstrate understanding of health and health care systems

How measured:

  • Assessment in required courses
  • Performance on qualifying examination

Level of achievement:

  • 80% of students receive passing grades in required courses
  • 80% of students pass their Qualifying Examinations

Who will measure:

  • Faculty
  • Major Professor
  • Students’ Dissertation Committee members
Skill:

Demonstrate competency for conducting health service research

How measured:

  • Grades in research methodology courses
  • Performance on Qualifying Examination
  • Performance in dissertation proposal defense and in final dissertation defense

Level of achievement:

  • 80% of students receive passing grades in research methodology courses
  • 80% of students pass qualifying examination
  • 80% of students reflect understanding in dissertation proposal and in final dissertation defense

Who will measure:

  • Faculty
  • Major Professor
  • Student’s dissertation committee members
Professional:

Demonstrate ethical research conduct.

How measured:

  • Testing in research ethics course.
  • Testing in IRB and HIPPA training
  • Observation of performance in research activities

Level of achievement:

  • 100% completion and passing on the IRB and HIPPA training
  • 0 incidents of IRB or HIPPA violations

Who will measure:

  • Faculty
  • Online course evaluation for IRB and HIPPA training
  • Major professor