Foundations of Biostatistics and Epidemiology – SMD 537

Total Contact Hours:

8 hours

Course Director:

Sabrina Neeley, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Community Health

Course Description:

Foundations of Biostatistics and Epidemiology provides an introduction to the basic concepts and uses of biostatistics and epidemiology as research tools.  This course is designed to encourage self-directed learning. The course content outline lists the topics and competencies you must be able to demonstrate, along with information sources for each topic that I know are credible and accurate. There are many sources of information available for these topics and you are welcome to use anything you find in textbooks, study guides, or online.


Course Learning Goals, Assessment, Practice, Teaching and Learning Activities, and their Integration with the Institutional Educational Objectives:

What does our institution want our graduates to do?

If your students mastered the content of your course, what would they be able to do?
 

What will students need to do for them and others (peers, professors) to know whether they have achieved this specific learning goal?

How will students get the information they need to learn?

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Institutional Objectives

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Learning Goals

3.
Assessment
Activities (graded)

4.
Practice/Feedback Activities (non-graded)

5.
Teaching and Learning Activities

K1

1. Students will be able to explain what biostatistics is, and the role it plays in medicine.

Exam

Practice Quiz

Online modules (PPT)

Required and optional readings

K1

2. Students will be able to explain the relationships between biostatistics, epidemiology, and evidence-based medicine.

Exam

Practice Quiz

Online modules (PPT)

Required and optional readings

K1

3. Students will be able to explain how statistical tools are used to describe patients, or to provide credible evidence for the physician’s use when making Diagnosis (Dx), Therapy (Tx), or Prognosis (Px) decisions and recommendations to patients.

Exam

Practice Quiz

Online modules (PPT)

Required and optional readings

K1

4. Students will be able to use biostatistics tools to calculate relevant measures and determine the nature of relationships between variables

Exam

Practice Quiz

Online modules (PPT)

Required and optional readings