HSC403Fall2010TThsyllabusV.2-Student

HSC403Fall2010TThsyllabusV.2-Student - HSC 403 Fall 2010...

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HSC 403 Fall 2010 Syllabus - 1 California State University, Long Beach Health Science Department HSC 403 - Community Health Statistics Fall, 2010 Tuesday 2:00 – 3:50 PM ET Room 105 Thursday 2:00 – 3:50 PM ET Room 105 Instructor: Che Wankie, MPH Department of Health Science California State University, Long Beach 1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90840 Phone: (562) 985-2137 e-mail: cwankie@csulb.edu Office: HHS/FOA Room 11 Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM (or by appointment). Course online environment: http://beachboard.csulb.edu http://www.coursecompass.com ( wankie10492 ) Rationale and Objective : This course will cover basic statistical topics and tools, and their application in the health and behavioral sciences. The course is designed to provide a foundation for more advanced statistics topics in public health and health education. From program evaluation to needs assessment and intervention studies, knowledge of applied statistics is now required in virtually all aspects of public health, health promotion and education. Specific Objectives : At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to: (1) Acquire statistical vocabulary. (2) Learn to manipulate numbers according to symbolic rules. (3) Learn concepts, procedures and tools of descriptive statistics, (sample design, measures of central tendency and variability, statistical distributions, etc.). (4) Learn when and how to apply statistical inferential analysis (hypothesis testing, statistical power and parameter estimation) to health science-related research topics. (5) Acquire the foundations to learn more complex procedures in the design and analysis of research studies. (6) Develop a critical understanding of statistical presentations in the health science field. (7)
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