Courses

Courses for Western Michigan University's interdisciplinary health sciences Ph.D. program are delivered online (distance technologies) or through intensive on-campus sessions. These may include three weekends per semester or one to two continuous week(s) full-time during summer sessions.

Courses fall into three categories:

Research and Statistics

Policy and Service Delivery

Pedagogy

  • IHS 6240 - Scientific Inquiry in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

  • IHS 6300 - Designing and Conducting Health and Human Services Research

  • IHS 6280 - Statistics I in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

  • IHS 6360 - Statistics II in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

  • IHS 6310 - Grant Proposal Development and Management

  • IHS 6260 - Qualitative Research Concepts in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

  • IHS 6350 - Evidence-Based Practice and Interdisciplinary Research in Health and Human Sciences

  • IHS 6250 - Health and Human Services Organization and Delivery Systems

  • IHS 6270 - Health and Human Services Policy and Politics

  • IHS 6330 - Ethics and Law in Health and Human Services

  • IHS 6290 - College Instruction and Assessment

  • IHS 6320 - Innovative Pedagogy and Instructional Design

  • IHS 7130 - Practicum in College Teaching in Health and Human Services

Pre-dissertation Seminar
  • IHS 6970 - IHS Pre-Dissertation Seminar (1 to 6 hours)

Dissertation Research

  • IHS 7300 - Doctoral Dissertation  (12 hours)