Sep 22, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

Health Economic and Clinical Outcomes Research (HECOR), M.S.


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The Master of Science in Health Economics and Clinical Outcomes Research [MS-HECOR] is a 39 credit hour professional program offering students a foundation in health economics, outcomes research, and health services research. HECOR is a growing field in which researchers quantify the clinical and economic value of healthcare interventions. Industry, payers, self-insuring employers, patients, and government agencies use HECOR study results to make better informed healthcare decisions and thereby improve patient care.  The program is designed to train students to conduct both clinical and economic studies to inform health-care decisions. Students will learn how to conduct research that generates evidence on the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of different treatment options, including but not limited to: drugs, medical services, diagnostic tests, procedures, or ways to deliver health care.

Students enrolled in this program will take courses spanning health economics and econometrics, data mining large with operational databases (e.g., payer, electronic medical records, and hospitals), statistical modeling, and epidemiology in domestic and international settings. Graduates of this program will be well-positioned to pursue careers as analysts, managers, or directors in the fields of health outcomes research, market access, policy, economics, and reimbursement.

The program is designed as an aggressive, part-time program to be completed entirely online. Students may complete the program in as little as two years with courses offered in the fall, spring, and summer terms. Local students may take several of the courses in the Health Services Administration Master’s program on campus and work in person with faculty.

Curriculum


Fall Start


Term 1 Fall

  • HECO 571: Intro to HECOR
  • HECO 521: Intro to Statistics for HECOR
  • HECO 601: Intro to Statistical Programing for HECOR

Term 2 Spring

  • HECO 522: Applied Analysis for HECOR I
  • HECO 585: Ethics in Health Informatics and Research
  • HESA 571: Healthcare Services in the US

Term 3 - Summer

  • HECO 523: Applied Analysis for HECOR II
  • HECO 575: Health Economics

Term 4 Fall

  • HECO 674: Intro to Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • HECO 567: Applied Epidemiology

Term 5 Spring

  • HECO 675: Economic Evaluation and Simulation Modeling
  • HECO 692: HECOR Capstone I

Term 6 Summer

  • HECO 631: Global Health Systems
  • HECO 693: HECOR Capstone II

Spring Start


Term 1 Spring

  • HECO 571: Intro to HECOR
  • HECO 585: Ethics in Health Informatics and Research
  • HESA 571: Healthcare Services in the US

Term 2 Summer

  • HECO 575: Health Economics
  • HECO 631: Global Health Systems

Term 3 Fall

  • HECO 521: Intro to Statistics for HECOR
  • HECO 674: Intro to Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • HECO 601: Intro to Statistical Programming for HECOR

Term 4 Spring

  • HECO 522: Applied Analysis for HECOR I
  • HECO 675: Economic Evaluation and Simulation Modeling

Term 5 Summer

  • HECO 523: Applied Analysis for HECOR II
  • HECO 692: HECOR Capstone I

Term 6 Fall

  • HECO 567: Applied Epidemiology
  • HECO 693: HECOR Capstone II

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