Graduate Certificates

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Certificate in Participatory Health Research

The Graduate Certificate in Participatory Health Research (PHR) is a program for graduate students at the University of Missouri who want training in how to conduct research in partnership with communities and/or health systems.  Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) methods are the focus of this certificate.

Participatory Health Research actively engages patients/consumers, caregivers, stakeholders, and/or health systems in the research process. Students will learn the rationale, challenges and motivations for conducting this type of research.  Graduates will have the tools to conduct research in partnership with a community or health system.  Participatory Health Research methods are ideal for addressing patient-centered questions related to informed choices, health outcomes, and quality of life. This certificate is open to all health-related professions.

  • Students may elect to complete the certificate program on a full time or part time basis.
  • The certificate program may be completed as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with another graduate degree at the University of Missouri.
  • The certificate program may be completed on a full time or a part time basis.
  • Completion of the baccalaureate degree is required for admission to the graduate certificate program.
  • The certificate will document satisfactory completion of a curriculum that encompasses demonstration of proficiency of research methods in community-based participatory research or patient-centered outcomes research at the community or system level.
  • Students will directly apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom during a mentored research practicum experience.

Plan of Study

The curriculum consists of a total of 15 credit hours (4 courses and a research practicum). One core course is required.

Course Requirements for Participatory Health Research Graduate Certificate

Graduate level statistics course (3 credit hours) (only 1 required) Fall Spring Summer
ESC_PS 7170 Introduction to Applied Statistics X X X
STAT 7020 Statistics for the Health Sciences X X X
NURSE 7010 Biostatistical Foundations for Health Researchers     X

 

Graduate level epidemiology course (3 credit hours) (only 1 required)

Fall

Spring

Summer

NURSE 8100 Principles of Epidemiology X    
F_C_MD 8420 Principles of Epidemiology   X  

 

Elective Course (3 credit hours) (only 1 required) Fall Spring Summer
NURSE 9450 Doctoral Seminar: Social Determinants of Health   Odd  
NURSE 9460 Theories and Interventions in Health Behavior Science Odd    
F_C_MD 8424 Comparative Effectiveness Research Odd    
P_HLTH 8120 Applied Epidemiology in Community Assessment X X  
P_HLTH 8953 Evaluating Global Public Health Programs   X  

 

Required Core Course (3 credit hours) Fall Spring Summer
NURSE 8425 / F_C_MD 8425 Participatory Approaches for Health and Health Systems     X

 

Mentored Research Practicum (3 credit hours) (1 required)
Fall Spring Summer
NURSE 9080 DNP Residency Project  X X X
NURSE 9710 Advanced Research Practicum X X X
F_C_MD 8450 Research in Community Health   X  

 

Directors

  • Director – Dr. Maithe Enriquez
    enriquezm@missouri.edu
    Associate Professor MU Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Co-director – Dr. Tina Bloom
    bloomt@missouri.edu
    Associate Professor MU Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Co-director – Dr. David Mehr
    mehrd@health.missouri.edu
    Professor Family & Community Medicine, MU Sinclair School of Nursing