This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of healthcare research methodologies including: research design, data collection, and applied statistics. In addition, the course will introduce students to basic operations research/management (OR/OM) techniques and demonstrate how those tools can also be applied in health service management. A basic knowledge of all such methods is critical for anyone who manages an enterprise, conducts research, or formulates policies, in a healthcare setting. The class offers a case-based, participatory approach to learning. All data management and analyses are performed in Excel or Excel add-ons.