HTH 1306, Introduction to Health Care Statistics 1
Course Description This course introduces students to basic statistical principles and calculations as applied in the health care environment. This course focuses on procedures for collecting and reporting vital statistics and basic quality control population statistics. In addition, students will learn the fundamentals of displaying statistical information using a variety of graphs and charts.
Course Textbook Koch, G. (2008). Basic allied health statistics and analysis (3rd ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Delmar.
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Course Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Explain how statistics are used in healthcare. 2. Differentiate between descriptive and inferential statistics. 3. Formulate statistics that meet medical and administrative reporting needs and requirements of government
regulatory and voluntary agencies. 4. Prepare statistical reports to support healthcare information and department operations and services. 5. Analyze health care statistics, vital statistics, descriptive statistics, data validity, and reliability. 6. Utilize appropriate methods of data display.
Credits Upon completion of this course, the students will earn three (3) hours of college credit.
1. Unit Learning Outcomes: Each unit contains Learning Outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit.
2. Unit Lesson: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses unit material. 3. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from one or more chapters from the textbook.
Suggested Readings are listed in Units I, II, III, and VI. The readings themselves are not provided in the course, but students are encouraged to read the resources listed if the opportunity arises as they have valuable information that expands upon the lesson material.
4. Discussion Boards: Discussion Boards are a part of all CSU term courses. Information and specifications regarding these assignments are provided in the Academic Policies listed in the Course Menu bar.
5. Unit Assessments: This course contains seven Unit Assessments, one to be completed at the end of Units I-VII. Assessments are composed of written response questions.
6. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units I-VIII. Specific information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are included with the Unit I-VIII Assignments. Specific information about accessing these rubrics is provided below.
7. Final Exam (Proctored): Students are to complete a Final Exam in Unit VIII. All Final Exams are proctored—see below for additional information. You are permitted four (4) hours to complete this exam in the presence of your approved proctor. This is an open book exam. Only course textbooks and a calculator, if necessary, are allowed when taking proctored exams. The Final Exam is composed of multiple-choice and written response questions.
HTH 1306, Introduction to Health Care Statistics Course Syllabus
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8. Ask the Professor: This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or course content related questions.
9. Student Break Room: This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates.