hcs542 | Graduate

Health Care Research

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This course focuses on the application of health care research methods. Emphasis will be placed on using evidenced-based concepts to analyze current health care workplace issues, including the development of an effective research question, literature reviews, and concepts related to data design and collection.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Data Collection

    • Describe effective ways to collect data.
    • Describe the criteria for selecting a target population and sample size.
    • Explain the rationale for different sampling methodology.
    • Distinguish between levels of evidence and the implications of validity.

    Statistical Applications

    • Identify appropriate statistical methodology to support a study proposal.
    • Describe statistical analysis methods.
    • Differentiate between descriptive and comparative statistics.

    Health Care Research

    • Explain the purpose of evidence-based health care research.
    • Identify the stages involved in the research process.
    • Identify ethical considerations that can impact health care research.

    Professional Presentations of Research Findings

    • Determine effective delivery formats to disseminate research.
    • Describe the importance of publishing health care research results.

    Developing a Problem Statement and Research Question

    • Examine the importance of a literature review to support credible research.
    • Develop a problem statement.
    • Develop a health care research question.

    Research Study Designs

    • Determine the optimal research approach from various study designs.
    • Contrast qualitative and quantitative research designs.
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