MS Pharm Sci: Health Outcomes & Pharmacoeconomics

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The Master of Science in Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics program at the University of Cincinnati Online prepares students for careers in health care research, administration, medical affairs, and market access in public and private health systems, the pharmaceutical or medical device industries, health insurance companies, government, and academia.  Health outcomes research generates evidence to improve patient care delivery, as well as decision-making in regard to policy discussions for health care reimbursements and priorities.

Students will take courses covering topics including biostatistics, pharmacoepidemiology, Comparative effectiveness research, cost-effectiveness analysis, and decision analytical modeling. Students will also complete a non-thesis capstone project that ties together curricular outcomes from the entire program.

What is Health Outcomes Research & Pharmacoeconomics?

Health Outcomes Research and Pharmacoeconomics blend health economics and outcomes research including real-world data analytics and pharmacoepidemiology to provide evidence-based insights to policymakers for decision-making. These efforts are focused on gathering information that measures and values outcomes of healthcare interventions, as well as the effect of healthcare interventions on patients, care to assist in data-driven decisions.  Healthcare administrators and decision-makers can take this data and make decisions that will help to improve the quality of overall healthcare provided to patients.

Outcomes Research OptionsLearning Outcomes

The goal of the MS in Pharmaceutical Science-Health Outcomes & Pharmacoeconomics Track is to train students with expertise in pharmaceutical sciences, economics, business and quantitative analysis who can apply these skills to conduct and manage health outcomes studies in diverse settings. At the completion of this track, students will be able to:

  • Describe current comparative effectiveness research methods, health technology assessment (HTA) practices, and value frameworks applied in health outcomes
  • Interpret, present, and disseminate data analyses of health outcomes studies and policy implications to diverse stakeholder groups
  • Identify the use of Real-World Evidence in the drug life cycle
  • Recognize regulatory, legal, clinical, and commercial purposes of health outcome evidence in different industry and healthcare settings
  • Apply quantitative, analytic methods (e.g., pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoepidemiology, prospective and retrospective observational studies and decision modeling) in health outcomes.

What Career Options Are There in the Health Outcomes Field?

Career opportunities in health outcomes include the following:

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Research Consultant
  • Research and Development Manager
  • Study Design and Analytics Specialist
  • Health Outcomes Research Analyst
  • Data Science Researcher
  • Field Data Collection Coordinator
  • Medical Device Researcher
  • Manager, Market Access
  • Manager, Health Economics and Outcomes Research
  • Consultant, Health Technology Assessment
  • Consultant, Health Economics and Outcomes Research
  • Research Project Manager

Program Highlights

  • Asynchronous curriculum available 24 hours a day
  • 100% online– no campus visits required
  • Program can be completed in as little as one year
  • World-class faculty who provide personalized attention to each and every student.
  • Start-to-Graduation Support: Every student enrolled online is assigned a dedicated Student Success Coordinator providing one-on-one support. They are your partners who help you manage your time, and ensure you’re meeting degree requirements to get you to graduation.
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