MHA610 Introduction to Biostatistics Assignments and DQs

MHA610 Introduction to Biostatistics Assignments and DQs

MHA610 Introduction to Biostatistics Assignments and DQs

Course Guide

This course explores the application of fundamental statistical methods to the healthcare environment. Course content includes both descriptive and inferential methods including: data analysis, statistical estimation, regression analysis, analysis of variance, hypothesis testing, and analysis of longitudinal data.

Note: This course uses software that is not Mac OS compatible. Access to a Windows PC or a Windows-based platform is required.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS………………………………………………………………………………… 2

COURSE AT A GLANCE………………………………………………………………………………. 5

COURSE DESCRIPTION…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5

COURSE DESIGN…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 5

PREREQUISITES…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 5

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES…………………………………………………………………………………………. 5

COURSE MATERIALS…………………………………………………………………………………. 7

REQUIRED TEXT…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7

REQUIRED RESOURCES……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7

Supplemental Materials…………………………………………………………………………….. 7

Websites………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES……………………………………………………………………………………………… 7

Multimedia………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7

COURSE GRADING……………………………………………………………………………………. 10

DISCUSSIONS………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10

QUIZZES………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 10

ASSIGNMENTS…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 10

FINAL PROJECT…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11

GRADING PERCENT BREAKDOWN…………………………………………………………………………………… 11

WEEK ONE…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12

COURSE CONTENT……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12

Overview……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12

Weekly Learning Outcomes……………………………………………………………………… 12

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………… 12

Required Resources………………………………………………………………………………… 12

Recommended Resources…………………………………………………………………………. 13

Discussions……………………………………………………………………………………………. 14

Assignment…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 15

WEEK TWO………………………………………………………………………………………………… 19

COURSE CONTENT……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 19

Overview……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 19

Weekly Learning Outcomes……………………………………………………………………… 19

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………… 19

Required Resources………………………………………………………………………………… 19

Recommended Resources…………………………………………………………………………. 20

Discussion……………………………………………………………………………………………… 20

Assignment…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 21

WEEK THREE…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 26

COURSE CONTENT……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 26

Overview……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 26

Weekly Learning Outcomes……………………………………………………………………… 26

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………… 26

Required Resources………………………………………………………………………………… 27

Recommended Resources…………………………………………………………………………. 27

Discussion……………………………………………………………………………………………… 27

Quiz………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 28

Assignment…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 29

WEEK FOUR………………………………………………………………………………………………. 31

COURSE CONTENT……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 31

Overview……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 31

Weekly Learning Outcomes……………………………………………………………………… 31

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………… 31

Required Resource………………………………………………………………………………….. 31

Recommended Resource………………………………………………………………………….. 32

Discussion……………………………………………………………………………………………… 32

Assignment…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 33

WEEK FIVE………………………………………………………………………………………………… 38

COURSE CONTENT……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 38

Overview……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 38

Weekly Learning Outcomes……………………………………………………………………… 38

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………… 38

Required Resources………………………………………………………………………………… 39

Recommended Resource………………………………………………………………………….. 39

Discussion……………………………………………………………………………………………… 39

Assignment…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 40

WEEK SIX…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 43

COURSE CONTENT……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 43

Overview……………………………………………………………………………………………….. 43

Weekly Learning Outcomes……………………………………………………………………… 43

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………… 43

Required Resources………………………………………………………………………………… 43

Recommended Resources…………………………………………………………………………. 44

Discussion……………………………………………………………………………………………… 45

Quiz………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 47

Final Project………………………………………………………………………………………….. 48

COURSE MAP…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 51

MHA610 ALIGNMENT MAP………………………………………………………………………. 54

Course at a Glance

Course Description

This course explores the application of fundamental statistical methods to the healthcare environment. Course content includes both descriptive and inferential methods including: data analysis, statistical estimation, regression analysis, analysis of variance, hypothesis testing, and analysis of longitudinal data.

Course Design

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to statistics relating to health care research. Students will be introduced to various health data sources, and will proceed to analyze, assess, and evaluate these data using basic statistical concepts and methodology. Students will learn how to use statistical software in order to obtain and interpret descriptive and inferential statistical results.

Students will also learn basic principles of probability theory and how to draw conclusions from available data utilizing statistical tools, assessing whether observed statistics could occur by chance alone. Notions of probability are of fundamental importance, and students will utilize both frequentist and Bayesian probability concepts in their evaluations.

Statistics not only plays a crucial role in undertaking and interpreting research in the health sciences, but also arises in quotidian settings. For example, what does it mean to have a 20% chance of precipitation today? At the conclusion of this course, the students’ increased understanding of statistics and probability will empower them in their studies, their work, and their daily lives.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for MHA610.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  1. Apply basic statistical principles for describing, analyzing, and interpreting health
  2. Apply statistical methods of estimation and hypothesis testing in biostatistics and
  3. Analyze relationships between quantitative variables using correlation and linear
  4. Evaluate health care delivery and services using epidemiological data and appropriate statistical
  5. Communicate the findings and implications from statistical analyses to health care

Course Materials

Required Text

Triola, M. M., & Triola M. F. (2006). Biostatistics for the biological and health sciences. Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.

Triola, M. M., & Triola M. F. (2006). Biostatistics for the biological and health sciences [Student companion website].

Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc. Retrieved from: http://wps.aw.com/aw_triola_biostatistics_1/41/10634/2722390.cw/index.html

  • The software and data sets for the course may be accessed through this website

Note: This course uses software that is compatible with both Mac and Windows-based platforms. In addition, Microsoft Excel and Word will be used extensively throughout the course.

Required Resources

Supplemental Materials

Koziol, J. (2014). (2014). Powerball-Methodology [PDF]. College of Health, Ashford University: San Diego, CA.

Websites

Centers for Disease Control. (2014). CDC Wonder. Retrieved from http://wonder.cdc.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). NHANES National Youth Fitness Survey. Retrieved from http://wwwn.cdc.gov/nchs/nhanes/search/nnyfsdata.aspx?Component=Demographics

USA causes of death by age and gender. (2012). Retrieved from http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa-cause-of-death- by-age-and-gender

Recommended Resources

Multimedia

Koziol, J. (Producer). (2014). MHA610 Week 1 assignment (Part 1) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/MHA610+Week+1+Assignment+%28Part+1%29/0_mzuyhz7a

Koziol, J. (Producer). (2014). MHA610 Week 1 assignment (Part 2) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/MHA610+Week+1+Assignment+%28Part+2%29/0_kgpaj68v

Koziol, J. (Producer). (2014). MHA610 Week 1 assignment (Part 3) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/MHA610+Week+1+Assignment+%28Part+3%29/0_gk90w7lj

Koziol, J. (Producer). (2014). MHA610 Week 1 assignment (Part 4) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/MHA610+Week+1+Assignment+%28Part+4%29/0_w66v56o9

Koziol, J. (Producer). (2014). MHA610 Week 2 assignment (Part 1) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/MHA610+Week+2+Assignment+%28Part+1%29/0_snm4emgn

Koziol, J. (Producer). (2014). MHA610 Week 2 assignment (Part 2) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/MHA610+Week+2+Assignment+%28Part+2%29/0_lgc66ua6

Koziol, J. (Producer). (2014). MHA610 Week 3 assignment (Part 1) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/MHA610+Week+3+Assignment+%28Part+1%29/0_bs2ofd4g

Koziol, J. (Producer). (2014). MHA610 Week 3 assignment (Part 2) [Video file]. Retrieved from http://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/MHA610+Week+3+Assignment+%28Part+2%29/0_z16qdzp6

Koziol, J. (Producer). (2014). MHA610 Week 4 assignment [Video file]. Retrieved from http://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/MHA610+Week+4+Assignment/0_7j52xfc3

Koziol, J. (Producer). (2014). MHA610 Week 5 assignment [Video file]. Retrieved from http://ashford.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/MHA610+Week+5+Assignment/0_mt22pw1d

Koziol, J. (Producer). (2014). MHA610 Week 6 assignment (Part…

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