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 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    Professional Presentations of Research Findings

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

    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.

    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.

    Data Collection

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

    Statistical Applications

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