NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

College of Pharmacy—Ph.D. Program 227 Ph.D. Program Course Descriptions PHRP (Ph.D. Degree) and HPD Core Classes Note: Listed at the end of each entry are lecture hours, laboratory hours, and credit hours. HPH 7210—Bioethics: Principles of Life Science Research This course provides a structured approach for identifying, analyzing, and resolving ethical issues in medicine and the life sciences. Students analyze and discuss traditional philosophical theories regarding the nature of moral good. They will apply these theories to critical issues and selected case studies involving experiments with human subjects, organ transplantation, in vitro fertilization, the use of animals in research, the collection and publication of research data, conflicts of interest, and other topics of current concern. Students will explore the personal values, professional standards, and institutional guidelines that define the roles and responsibilities of the health care practitioner and researcher. (48-0-3) HPH 7320—Advanced Biostatistics I This course is the first of a two-course sequence focusing on inferential statistics for students interested in conducting quantitative research in the health sciences. It enables students to gather data and apply experimental design models toward solving practical problems and improving the efficiency of formulating and providing health care services. (48-0-3) HPH 7330—Advanced Biostatistics II This course is the second of a two-course sequence focusing on inferential statistics for students interested in conducting quantitative research in the health sciences. It enables students to gather data and apply experimental design models toward solving practical problems and improving the efficiency of formulating and providing health care services. (48-0-3) HPH 7400—Research Design This course prepares students to evaluate pharmaceutical procedures and practices from a scientific viewpoint. Students will learn to identify issues requiring additional investigation, and to design research that efficiently and effectively addresses those issues. By the end of the course, the student will prepare a first draft of a research proposal. (48-0-3) HPH 7420—Research Design This course provides an overview of research design. It covers understanding the preliminary considerations that go into selecting a research design. These include considering philosophical world views; reviewing the literature; understanding the use of theory; sampling; measurement; pre-experimental, correlational, or experimental design; data collection; and data analysis strategies. Discussions on the process of research as it relates to each approach will also be reviewed. This process includes writing an introduction, specifying a purpose statement, developing research questions and/or hypotheses, and proposing methods of data collection and analysis plans. (48-0-3) HPH 7610—Scientific Writing This course exposes students to, and provides practice in, various types of writing skills necessary for scientists and researchers, including research logs, internal reports, technical reports, abstracts, presentations and journal manuscripts, dissertation formats, and grant applications. Students are exposed to various search databases, style manuals, and publication outlets. (46-0-1) HPH 7620—Research Funding and Proposal Development This course provides an overview of the process of conceptualizing, developing, writing, and submitting research grant applications to solicit extramural support for research efforts. It will describe the process through which federal grant applications are evaluated and scored and through which funding decisions are made. (16-0-1) Ph.D. Program Courses PHRP 8301—Graduate Research This course introduces students to the fundamental tenets of pharmaceutical sciences research at the graduate level. This course is required each semester until students become degree candidates. Students will work on a one-on-one basis with their faculty mentor to become familiar with the research interests, literature, and laboratory techniques of the mentor. (48-0-3) PHRP 7001—Health Economics This course will introduce students to the economic analysis of health care markets and the production of health. This course covers a variety of topics including the determinants of health; the supply of, and demand for, health care services; the impact of insurance on the demand for health care services; the role of government in health care markets; the market for pharmaceuticals; and the economic evaluation of health care programs. This course focuses on the application of economic analysis as it relates to provision of health care and emerging health care trends in the United States and throughout the world. It also focuses on understanding how health care markets differ from other markets, specifically on the economics of the health care sector and its major players (e.g., the government, insurers, providers, and patients). Economic concepts and tools will be used to analyze the health care system and to examine implications and issues in health policy. (48-0-3)

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