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Modeling & Simulation Certificate in Health Sciences (Graduate Certificate)

The Modeling and Simulation in Health Sciences certificate program is designed for students to develop competency in the use of modeling and simulation theory, methods and technologies to support health sciences research, policy-making, and training in the health care domain. This program is targeted to graduate students interested in pursuing a career in modeling and simulation in health care or graduate students enrolled in the PhD program at the College of Health Sciences who desire to focus their research and/or course of study in modeling and simulation.

Modeling & Simulation Certificate in Health Sciences (Graduate Certificate)


Description


What is Modeling & Simulation Certificate in Health Sciences at ODU like?

The Modeling and Simulation in Health Sciences certificate program is designed for students to develop competency in the use of modeling and simulation theory, methods and technologies to support health sciences research, policy-making, and training in the health care domain. This program is targeted to graduate students interested in pursuing a career in modeling and simulation in health care or graduate students enrolled in the PhD program at the College of Health Sciences who desire to focus their research and/or course of study in modeling and simulation.

Program Highlights


What makes Modeling & Simulation Certificate in Health Sciences at ODU unique?

  • The core course of this program covers the basic knowledge of Modeling and Simulation while the other three courses focus on the applications of M&S in health care related fields.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists

$96,070

MEDIAN SALARY


Conduct research dealing with the understanding of human diseases and the improvement of human health. Engage in clinical investigation, research and development, or other related activities. Includes physicians, dentists, public health specialists, pharmacologists, and medical pathologists who primarily conduct research.

Epidemiologists

$76,230

MEDIAN SALARY


Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of disease, disability, or health outcomes. May develop the means for prevention and control.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Modeling & Simulation Certificate in Health Sciences at ODU?

MSIM 601:
Introduction to Modeling and Simulation


Modeling and simulation |M and S) discipline surveyed at an overview level of detail. Basic terminology, modeling methods, and simulation paradigms are introduced. Applications of M and S in various disciplines are discussed. The course provides a general conceptual framework for those interested in using M and S and for further studies in M and S. Not open to MSVE degree seeking students. Prerequisites: graduate standing; undergraduate exposure to calculus and probability and statistics.

HLSC 815:
Decision Analysis in Health Care


Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. This course teaches students the art and science of decision making. It covers expected utility theory, decision tree analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and the psychological aspects of the decision-making process in the context of health policy research.

KRS 851:
Motor Performance: Rhythmic/Cyclic Tasks


This course will examine the coordination of musculoskeletal and neurological systems in performing rhythmic movement tasks such as walking, running, swallowing, singing and feeding. Students will gain experience measuring and interpreting kinematics and kinetics of rhythmic movement tasks integrated with measures of activity and participation and clinical standardized tests.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Modeling & Simulation Certificate in Health Sciences at ODU?

Students entering the Certificate program in Modeling & Simulation Certificate in Health Sciences should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Admission to this certificate program requires a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) and a previous knowledge of calculus and statistics. The basic certificate requirements are four three-hour courses for a total of twelve required credits. The basic simulation core class called Introduction to Modeling and Simulation of three credits is required, plus nine credits of discipline specific classes. A 3.00 GPA for the four-course sequence is required for successful completion. Total amount of credit: 12.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 551

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,387

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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PROFESSOR & CHAIR


Name:

Steven Morrison


Location:

2154 HEALTH SCIENCES BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4464


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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