2021-2022 Brenau University Catalog 
    
    Aug 09, 2022  
2021-2022 Brenau University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PA 620 - Introduction to Biostatistics Evidence-Based Medicine

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Basic concepts of descriptive and analytic epidemiology are presented and discussed.  Topics covered include measures of disease frequency, probability, overview of study designs, sampling methods, framing and testing a research question, tests of significance (p-values, confidence intervals, chi-square tests), limits of research including data quality measures and bias, and the use of common databases to access medical literature.  Each of these concepts is taught with a focus on how to read and interpret the medical literature to allow a clinical career driven by evidence-based medicine. Prerequisite(s): PA 610, PA 611, PA 614, PA 615, PA 616, PA 617



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