This course provides students with broad understanding of health services research methodologies, and the foundational elements of social sciences research, and how these can be applied effectively to the healthcare administrator's decision-making processes through evidence-based practice. Students will apply this knowledge through the development of a comprehensive review of the literature and development of a capstone proposal. Students also will learn the various tools utilized in project management, and build the skills necessary to effectively participate in health services research and project management by applying these skills to various healthcare settings. Oral presentations of project proposals will be required. 3 credits.