Certificate in Applied Health Outcomes Research
What is Applied Health Outcomes Research?
Health outcomes research is used to develop patient-centered best practices, practice guidelines, and cost-effective therapeutic and behavioral interventions, improve healthcare system performance, and inform policy. It is not restricted to just medicine or health services but encompasses a broad range of health measurements. It requires scientific knowledge and data-driven insights for informed decision making.
The Certificate in Applied Health Outcomes Research may be completed 100% online in one year. The program provides an opportunity to learn:
- Fundamental elements of outcomes research with real‐world data and evidence.
- Basic knowledge and understanding of evidence-based decision making, including:
- Assessment of clinical and patient‐reported outcomes and patient satisfaction
- The impact of non‐clinical patient‐level factors on patient health
- The role of economic evaluation methods in assessing the cost effectiveness of pharmacological and non‐pharmacological treatments
- The intended and unintended consequences of health policy decisions
AHOR Certificate – Recorded Information Session
Hear from HSC College of Pharmacy faculty to learn more about applied health outcomes, coursework offered, and admissions requirements.
Career Opportunities in Outcomes Research
- Clinical Outcomes Manager
- Healthcare Administrators
- Health Outcomes Program Manager
- Research Analyst
- Other decision-makers charged with improving health outcomes for the individual, the population, and society
What skills will I gain upon completion?
- Students can evaluate findings related to healthcare access, quality, utilization, treatments, and health outcomes in real-world settings.
- Students can conduct AOR projects.
- Students can drive healthcare policy decisions by applying evidence and data-driven practices.
Who should apply?
- Students and working professionals interested in becoming more specialized in this field or pursuing graduate programs.
- International students LEARN MORE
Certificate Program Roadmap
The 12 credit hours (5 courses) online program can be completed in one year.
Fall 2021- 5 Credit Hours
PHAR 7335 – Economic Evaluation and Policy*
PHAR 7237 – Pharmacoepidemiology**
Spring 2022- 7 Credit Hours
PHAR 7345 – Evidence-Based Healthcare*
PHAR 7236 – Patient Reported Outcomes**
PHAR 7235 – Applied Health Outcomes Capstone***
*Required courses for current PharmD students.
**Electives available to current PharmD students.
***Available as a PharmD elective if enrolled in the certificate program