PhD Core Curriculum
Core Curriculum for MS and PhD Degrees
The University of Florida houses all six health science colleges under one roof, offering a rich portfolio of science specialties. This unique structure permits specializations in pharmaceutical outcomes research at a depth and breadth that would not be feasible within a single department. Our graduate students have exposure to departments in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Economics, Law and Ethics, Marketing, Educational Psychology, Health Policy, Health Service Administration, and many others.
The core courses for the MS and PhD degrees are selected to establish a common backbone in the training of our students, yet to allow flexibility to pursue the various specialties our department offers. The following core courses are mandatory and should be completed within the first two years of training. MS and PhD students share the same core curriculum.
Core Curriculum Courses:
- Statistical Methods in Research 1 (STA 6166)
- Statistical Methods in Research 2 (STA 6167)
- Applied Survival Analysis (PHC 6937)
- Categorical Data Methods (STA 5503)
- Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology (PHA 6891)
- Principles of Pharmacoeconomics (PHA XXXX)
- Intro to US Healthcare System (HAS 6114)
- Introduction to Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (PHA 6266)
- Pharmacoepidemiology and Patient Safety (PHA 6268)
- Pharmaceutical Data Analysis in HEOR Settings I (PHA6935)
- Data Analysis and interpretation (PHA 6805)
- Measurement in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research (PHA 6717)
- Epidemiology Writing Circle (PHA 7902) (*not required for MS degree)
- Grant Writing in Population Health (PHC 7727) (*not required for MS degree)
Typically, between four to eight courses* specific to the chosen specialty are added to the core curriculum. For specialty-specific course work, please visit the website of each specialty. In addition, students take credit for independent studies with faculty starting in the second semester of their training for their dissertation research, seminar, and journal club.
*The exact amount of courses will rely on which program is being pursued.