PHM 620 Research Methodology & Biostatistics

2.0 Units

This course provides an introduction to basic research methods and biostatistical concepts. Students will learn how to systematically and clinically analyze published biomedical literature for application in evidenced-based medicine. Students will learn how to identify and select appropriate methodologies and statistics for scientific investigations to yield data/results that are generalizable and applicable to clinical medicine. Critical analysis and interpretation of data will also be covered. The biostatistical emphasis will be on understanding the appropriate use in interpretation of the tests, rather than the calculations.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of prior quarter coursework or program permission.