Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Translational Health Sciences
The doctor of philosophy in the field of translational health sciences degree program helps prepare graduates to address complex health care challenges by conceptualizing health systems broadly in terms of transitions between basic scientific discovery, clinical insights, implications for practice, implications for population health, and improved global health.
The PhD requires 54 credits beyond a master’s degree, successful completion of three comprehensive examinations, a proposal defense, and a defended dissertation. The curriculum is blended, integrating didactic and facilitated learning activities from content. It is delivered via distance learning and on campus (two weekends per semester for a total of 32 hours per semester) at the Virginia Science and Technology (VSTC) campus in Ashburn, VA.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 54 credits, successful completion of three comprehensive examinations, a proposal defense, and a defended dissertation.
|THS 8101||Foundations in Translational Health Sciences|
|THS 8103||Principles of Collaboration and Team Science|
|THS 8105||Translational Health Sciences in Complex Health Systems|
|THS 8107||Program Theory and Health Innovations|
|THS 8109||Implementation Science and Innovation Leadership|
|THS 8121||Advanced Study Design for Translational Research|
|THS 8123||Qualitative Methods in Translational Health Sciences|
|THS 8125||Advanced Statistical Methods for Clinical and Translational Research|
|THS 8201||Learning Theory and Models for Knowledge Translation in Health Systems I|
|THS 8203||Bioethical Implications of Health Research|
|THS 8205||Learning Theory and Models for Knowledge Translation in Health Systems II|
|THS 8221||Mixed Methods Research in Translational Health Sciences|
|THS 8961||Proposal Defense Preparation|
|THS 8996||Dissertation Seminar I|
|THS 8997||Dissertation Seminar II|
|THS 8998||Dissertation Seminar III|
|Electives (6 credits)|
|CRA 6205||Clinical Investigation|
|HSCI 6265||Grantsmanship in Translational Research|
|HSCI 6297||Independent Study for Health Professionals|
|OT 8215||Quality Improvement through Translational Practices|
|OT 8220||Measurement of Human Function and Learning|
|THS 8127||Systematic Reviews of Health Care Innovations|