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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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