Translational Health Sciences (THS)

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses in the 1000s are primarily introductory undergraduate courses
  • Those in the 2000–4000s are upper-division undergraduate courses that can also be taken for graduate credit with permission and additional work
  • Those in the 6000s and 8000s are for master’s, doctoral, and professional-level students
  • The 6000s are open to advanced undergraduate students with approval of the instructor and the dean or advising office

THS 8101. Foundations in Translational Health Sciences. 3 Credits.

The study of translational research, implementation and dissemination science, and collaboration and team science within the context of current health legislation. Restricted to PhD in the field of translational health sciences degree candidates; instructor's permission may be substituted.

THS 8103. Principles of Collaboration and Team Science. 3 Credits.

Foundational and practical principles of collaboration and team science. Restricted to Doctorate in occupational therapy or PhD in the field of translational health sciences degree candidates; instructor's permission may be substituted. (Same as HSCI 6285).

THS 8105. Translational Health Sciences in Complex Health Systems. 3 Credits.

An analysis of health systems as complex adaptive systems, including barriers, facilitators, and opportunities for change and innovation. Restricted to PhD in the field of translational health sciences degree candidates; instructor's permission may be substituted.

THS 8107. Program Theory and Health Innovations. 3 Credits.

Program theory as the basis for designing health and educational innovations that can be tested using scientific methods, replicated in practice, and used to inform policy. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program in good standing or with instructor's permission.

THS 8109. Implementation Science and Innovation Leadership. 3 Credits.

Introduction to implementation science, the study of processes affecting uptake of evidence into healthcare, with emphasis on innovation leadership for systemic change. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program in good standing or with instructor's permission.

THS 8121. Advanced Study Design for Translational Research. 3 Credits.

Advanced measurement and design topics needed for translational health science research. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program in good standing or with instructor's permission.

THS 8123. Qualitative Methods in Translational Health Sciences. 3 Credits.

Qualitative methods and designs applicable to translational health science research problems; qualitative epistemology, methods, data collection, and data analysis. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program in good standing or with instructor's permission.

THS 8125. Advanced Statistical Methods for Clinical and Translational Research. 3 Credits.

Advanced data management and analytic techniques required for testing hypotheses in translational health research. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program in good standing or with instructor's permission. Recommended background: Completion of graduate-level epidemiology and biostatistics courses.

THS 8201. Learning Theory and Models for Knowledge Translation in Health Systems I. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the theories and models of learning and knowledge translation to facilitate behavior change. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program in good standing.

THS 8203. Bioethical Implications of Health Research. 3 Credits.

Role of ethics theories and bioethics principles in health research. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program in good standing or with instructor's permission.

THS 8205. Learning Theory and Models for Knowledge Translation in Health Systems II. 3 Credits.

Application of theories and models of learning and knowledge translation to the design and evaluation of interventions for learning and behavior change. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program in good standing. Recommended background: Completion of THS 8201.

THS 8221. Mixed Methods Research in Translational Health Sciences. 3 Credits.

Use of mixed methods as a legitimate design tradition to address translational research questions. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program in good standing or with instructor's permission.

THS 8272. Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Designs in Mixed Methods Research. 3 Credits.

Mixed methods research procedures for data collection, analysis, and strategies. Qualitative research traditions considered as the basis for integrating qualitative and quantitative design components. Focus on maintaining the scientific rigor of the predominant design tradition while building in flexibility to address complex translational questions. Restricted to PhD in Translational Health Sciences candidates. (Same as OT 8272).

THS 8274. Using Program Theory to Develop and Evaluate Health Intervention Programs. 3 Credits.

Translational approaches to practice require health intervention programs that are evidence-based, have a theoretical foundation, and are based on strategies to support fidelity. Designing health intervention programs that can be tested using scientific methods, replicated in practice, and inform policy. Restricted to Major restriction: PhD in Translational Health Sciences students only. (Same as OT 8274).

THS 8961. Proposal Defense Preparation. 0-3 Credits.

Preparation for successful completion of the dissertation proposal and defense process Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program.

THS 8992. Directed Study. 1 Credit.

May be repeated for credit. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program.

THS 8996. Dissertation Seminar I. 3 Credits.

Limited to Doctor of Philosophy candidates. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program with a successfully defended dissertation proposal. Recommended background: Doctoral students prepare for the first three chapters of their dissertation.

THS 8997. Dissertation Seminar II. 3 Credits.

Preparation for fourth chapter of dissertation. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program with a successfully defended dissertation proposal.

THS 8998. Dissertation Seminar III. 3 Credits.

Preparation for fifth chapter of dissertation. Restricted to students in the PhD in translational health sciences degree program with a successfully defended dissertation proposal.