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 healthcare 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 Ph.D. requires 54 credits beyond a master’s degree, successful completion of two 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 two comprehensive examinations, a proposal defense, and a defended dissertation.
|THS 8512||Cross-Disciplinary Principles and Analysis|
|THS 8543||Knowledge Translation to Improve Healthcare|
|THS 8551||Transformative Health Care Leadership|
|THS 8272||Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Designs in Mixed Methods Research|
|THS 8611||Foundations in Translational Research|
|THS 8622||Advanced Study Design for Translational Research|
|THS 8633||Advanced Statistical Methods for Clinical and Translational Research|
|THS 8664||Bioethical Implications of Health Research|
|One of the following:|
|CRA 6205||Clinical Investigation|
|HSCI 6265||Grantsmanship in Trans Res|
|OT 8220||Measurement of Human Function and Learning|
|THS 8961||Proposal Defense Preparation (taken for 3 credits)|
|THS 8971||Dissertation Seminar I|
|THS 8982||Dissertation Seminar II|
|THS 8993||Dissertation Seminar III|
|THS 8274||Using Program Theory to Develop and Evaluate Health Intervention Programs|
|THS 8723||Change Models for Quality Improvement|
|THS 8751||Translational Research in Complex Health Systems|
|THS 8764||Clinical Public Health|
|3 credits of independent study|
|HSCI 6297||Indpendnt Study/Health Profess|