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If you are thinking of carrying out policy research, social science research within health delivery systems, then this course is for you.

This course will introduce you to basic methods for undertaking research and program evaluation within health services organizations and systems. You will also know about “the state of the art” in research and evaluation through the review of major completed studies. You will learn to apply the results of Health Services Research (HSR) done by others.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: JHSPH Open

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Lecture 1 Introduction to Health Services Research (Burton) 00:45:00
Lecture 2 Introduction to Health Program Evaluation (Weiner) 00:30:00
Lecture 3 Concepts, Hypothesis, and Theoretical Frameworks (Burton) 00:20:00
Lecture 4 Research Design Campbell and Stanley (Weiner) 00:25:00
Lecture 5 Research Design Wasson (Burton) 00:25:00
Module: 02
Lecture 6 Research Design Other Examples (Burton) 00:40:00
Lecture 7 Measurement Reliability and Validity Measures (Weiner) 00:25:00
Lecture 8 Measurement Examples (Weiner) 00:20:00
Lecture 9 Proposal Writing (Burton) 00:20:00
Lecture 10 Quality of Care and Its Measurement in the HSRE Context (Weiner) 00:30:00
Module: 03
Lecture 11 Survey Research Choice of Instrument, Sample (Burton) 00:25:00
Lecture 12 Survey Research Designing an Instrument (Skinner) 00:40:00
Lecture 13 Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (Frick) 00:40:00
Lecture 14 Application of Information Systems and Secondary Data (Burton) 00:30:00
Lecture 15 Ethics in Health Services Research (Skinner) 00:40:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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