Curriculum

College

Population Health

Degree Earned

Master of Science

Program Type

Online

Courses

Graduate Certificate

 

  • AHE 501: Economics of Health Insurance
  • AHE 502: Statistics I
  • AHE 504: Economic Modeling I
  • AHE 506: Subjective Outcomes in Health Evaluation
  • AHE 509: Epidemiology for Outcomes Research

Master's Degree

Industry Track

  • AHE 501: Economics of Health Insurance
  • AHE 502: Statistics I
  • AHE 505: Statistics II
  • AHE 506 Subjective Outcomes in Health Evaluation
  • AHE 509: Epidemiology for Outcomes Research
  • AHE 510: Advanced Research Methods for Applied Observational Studies
  • AHE 504: Economic Modeling I
  • AHE 512: Economic Modeling II
  • AHE 507: Claims-Based AHEOR
  • AHE 508: International Health Technology Assessment: Evaluations and Evidence Generations/Synthesis
  • AHE 652: Strategic Capstone Portfolio & Presentation

Research Track

  • AHE 501: Economics of Health Insurance
  • AHE 502: Statistics I
  • AHE 505: Statistics II
  • AHE 506: Subjective Outcomes in Health Evaluation
  • AHE 509: Epidemiology for Outcomes Research
  • AHE 510: Advanced Research Methods for Applied Observational Studies
  • AHE 504: Economic Modeling I
  • AHE 512: Economic Modeling II
  • HDS 500: Intro to Data Management
  • HDS 502: Advanced Data Analysis
  • AHE 651: Capstone Research Project

Both tracks culminate in a Capstone Project which incorporates knowledge and skills gained through the Masters Program education. The Capstone should advance knowledge which can be applied to the student's discipline and/or organization.

Program Outcomes

The AHEOR program prepares graduates to be successful in the ever-changing healthcare environment driven by data and analytics by preparing them to:

Graduate Certificate
  • Compare historical trends to current issues in U.S. healthcare organization, delivery and financing.
  • Explore the impact of government policies on health insurance products.
  • Examine the strengths and weaknesses of research design and statistical methods in evaluating product or service efficacy.
  • Discuss the key concepts and applications of quantitative modeling in economic evaluations in health care.
Master’s Degree (above plus)
  • Apply analytic methods (e.g., burden of illness, evidence evaluation, statistics and research design, financial impact, cost-effectiveness, and decision analysis) to inform resource allocation, relative value assessments, and policy initiatives.
  • Interpret and apply conceptual frameworks used in HEOR, such as economic metrics (e.g., cost-effectiveness), quality of life evaluations (e.g., utilities and patient-reported outcomes) and healthcare technology assessment evaluations from an international perspective (e.g., budget impact analysis, guidelines, formularies, and utilization incentives and disincentives).
  • Communicate policy implications to various stakeholders and decision-makers that reflect AHEOR concepts and techniques.
  • Conduct and manage HEOR projects in real-world healthcare settings
  • Assume leadership roles in the decision process regarding the allocation of healthcare resources.