The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Master of Science
The Master of Science (M.S.) program trains its students to be leaders and researchers in health services delivery and quality improvement. This distinctive degree program graduates students with the capacity to research and implement initiatives that will advance a patient-centered, high quality, cost-effective health care system with access and excellence for all. The program has two concentrations, one in health care leadership and the other in clinical and health services research. The leadership concentration focuses on understanding the delivery system and implementing change from within the system. The research concentration focuses on assessing the effectiveness of the delivery system and developing scientific methods to assess the value of changes. With analytic tools of biostatistics, epidemiology and research methods, students learn to apply methods of quality improvement to initiate change, translate research findings into action, improve care and access to care and develop strategies to advance population health. The MS can be completed full-time in one year or part-time over two to three years.
Masters of Public Health
The Master of Public Health (M.P.H) degree is a unique program that explores the interface between traditional public health and the U.S health care system. Using an evidence-based approach focused on health outcomes and methods of analysis common to public health, students gain an understanding of the medical care and public health systems. With analytic tools of biostatistics, epidemiology and research methods, students learn to apply methods of quality improvement to initiate change, translate research findings into action, improve care and access to care and develop strategies to advance population health. Students gain knowledge through traditional classroom experiences, multiple opportunities in the field and through team-based projects with classmates composed of physicians, other health professionals and more recent college graduates. The MPH can be completed full-time in one year or part-time over two to three years.
- TDI contributed three of the major concepts to the recent health care reform bill.
- In the past year, TDI was granted $64 million in sponsored research.
- Over 500 journalists have attended medicine and the media bootcamp conducted by TDI faculty to teach journalists how to report on medical information and findings more accurately and effectively.
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