Health Care Research Utilization – hcs465 (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the purpose and process of research as applied to health care. Students will examine the role of statistics and various research methods. In addition, students will analyze the key elements of evidence-based research within health care.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Introduction to Research and the Research Process

  • Explain the steps in the research process.
  • Summarize the difference between a hypothesis and research question.
  • Explain the different types of research methodologies.

Research Methods

  • Explain the different types of data collection tools used in health care research.
  • Summarize the different types of sampling methodologies.
  • Compare the different types of statistical analyses.

Research Utilization

  • Explain the purpose of utilizing research in health administration.
  • Explain the influence and importance of stakeholders in research utilization.

Ethics in Health Care Research

  • Explain the ethical implications of health care research.
  • Summarize how ethics can lead to bias that influence health care research.

Past, Present and Future Perspectives in Health Care Research

  • Explain how evidence-based research influences the health care industry.
  • Compare external influences on health care research.

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