Health Care Research Utilization – hcs465 (3 credits)

This course introduces the students to the purpose and process of research as applied in 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.

Trends in Health Care Research

  • Explain future trends in health care research.

  • Discuss the impact of research on consumers' perspectives on health care.

Defining Research and the Research Process

  • Identify research methodologies.  
  • Explain the role of literature reviews in the research process.  
  • Describe the components of the research process.

Ethics and Data Collection in Human Research

  • Analyze ethical implications in human research.

  • Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative research.

  • Describe how data is collected and measured in health care research.

Statistical Analysis

  • Explain the application of statistics in the data collection process.

  • Differentiate between descriptive and inferential statistics.

  • Describe the implications of the statistical significance of research results.

Utilization of Research

  • Describe the utilization of research in health care.

  • Describe the process used to determine the validity and reliability of research.

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