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DNP/701

Biostatistics & Epidemiology

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Biostatistics & Epidemiology

Course level: Graduate

This course examines biostatistics and epidemiology for advanced evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing using an integrated application of statistics to basic epidemiological concepts. Students engage in the practical application of statistical concepts, quantitative methodology for advanced evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing, and statistical utility for decision-making using statistical analysis software to further examine the role of nursing practice related to disease and injury prevention. Additionally, students integrate decision theory and critical analysis through the evaluation of methods, results, and discussion sections of a research report. Competencies: Explain the function and role of biostatistics and epidemiology as independent and interrelated contributors for advanced evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing. Describe the purpose of research, the primary features of a research study, and the utility of statistics for decision making in advanced evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing. Apply foundational biostatistical methods to evaluate evidence-based data using statistical analysis software. Examine peer-reviewed research as a means to critically analyze, evaluate, and synthesize integrated topics in biostatistics and epidemiology.

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Course skills and outcomes

Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Doctoral Nursing Practice

The Importance of Statistics in Advanced Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

Study Designs, Methodology, and Statistical Concepts

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Disease: Descriptive Statistics and Hypothesis Testing

Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Injury Prevention: Relationships Among Variables

Common Statistical Testing: Parametric and Non-Parametric Testing

Nursing in Pandemics and Emergency Preparedness: Chance, Variability, and Regression

Epidemiological Applications in Clinical Nursing: Outcomes and Critical Analysis

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A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

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