Education

 

 

Measurement & Analysis  for Healthcare Improvement (PUBH 5510.01) 

Offered through the Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.) program, this 3 hour credit course takes a deep dive into understanding how to measure and evaluate efforts to improve health and healthcare. At the end of the course, students will be able to critically assess, measure, analyze, and communicate healthcare data through the lens of improvement science. This course is taught by Dr. Heather Limper and offered in the Fall.

 

Implementation Science Course

Offered through the Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.) program, this course serves as an introduction to the field of dissemination and implementation research. Students will learn the foundations of D&I including its theoretical underpinnings as well as how to design and conduct an implementation study. Additional topics such conducting D&I in community and public health settings, policy settings, and the global context will also be covered. This course is taught by Dr. Carolyn Audet with the first offering occurring in Spring 2019.

 

Core Elements of Implementation Science Workshop

 

 

Ongoing Learning Activities

 

Want to learn R?

Have you wanted to learn R but just don’t know where to start?  If you’re a clinician scientist and/or health services researcher interested in a gentle introduction to using R for analyses, report writing, data cleaning, and/or figure development, we have a new & improved workshop available!  Join us on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 10-11am at 2525, 12th Floor, Main Conference Room.  We’ll work through practical health-related examples while learning R, and you’ll be provided with learning activities to complete on your own.  You can receive a Certificate of Completion after finishing all activities. 
Sign up: Email erin.acord@vanderbilt.edu

*Please bring a laptop!

 

The Learning Health System Clinic

The Learning Health System Clinic is a forum for developing ideas and for reviewing the results of studies that are aligned with the VICTR Learning Health System Platform. Central to the platform is the notion that systematic investigation of practice change can raise the quality of evidence about that practice sufficiently to truly inform real world health care. The clinic is staffed by LHS experts and biostatisticians who are able to help investigators develop their ideas into any number of study designs, with a preference for highly pragmatic approaches and for randomized trials. In addition, investigators seeking feedback on study results are invited to present.

LHS Clinics are currently held every Thursday at 2pm in MCN D2221. We are limited to two presenters at any clinic. Attendance at a clinic is strongly recommended prior to submitting a formal request for support from the VICTR LHS Platform. 

The application for LHS support is listed under Tools and Templates.  Those who are interested in presenting their proposals or ideas at a workshop can submit the application, and we will follow up with them to coordinate it.