This course introduces principles of statistics for use in health services. Topics include study design, sampling, description, summary, and hypothesis testing. Students apply methods such as ANOVA, correlation, chi-square and multiple regression using statistics software. The applied approach develops knowledge and skills necessary to understand health services research and practice evidence-based management.
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.