HI 5352 Statistical Methods in Health Informatics

Course Type: Research
Credit Hours: 3

This course provides students with the opportunity to acquire firm basic competencies in the understanding, measurement, design, analysis, interpretation and critical evaluation of research and evaluation studies, as they are relevant in the health and behavioral sciences. The student will have the opportunity to acquire familiarity with the most important and most frequently used statistical measures and procedures. The skills you develop should prove invaluable in your professional roles both as a consumer and a producer of empirical research and evaluations.


Consent of instructor, high-speed Internet access.

Additional Information

Course Goals

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Evaluate and make appropriate decisions concerning application of measurement scales, reliability and validity methodologies.
  • To be able to comprehend and critically evaluate statistical aspects of health informatics research and evaluation reports involving the most important and frequently used statistical procedures.
  • To be able to appropriately design and statistically analyze research studies using the most important and frequently used descriptive statistics, and parametric and nonparametric inferential statistical tests.
  • To be able to read and interpret computer-generated listings or reports involving the most frequently used descriptive and inferential statistical methods.