Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Public Health Statistics
C591 | 6412 | Torabi
HPER C591 PUblic Health Statuistics
Appied Health Science
CLASS MEETS: Monday 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Mohammad R. Torabi, HPER 116C, (812) 855-4808
1. Kuzma, Jan W., Basic Statistics for the Helath Sciences, Mayfield
Publishing Company, Palo Alto, CA 1992, pp. 327.
2. Mattson, Dale E., Statistics: Difficult Concepts, Understandable
Explanations, the C.V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, 1981, (pp. 375-403
on Public Health Statistics)
An applied approach to the collections, organizeation, analysis and
interpretation of data pertinent to public health and vital
statistics is outlined. The application of statistical and bio-
statistical methods, morbidity and natality and life tables to public
health is explained.
MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:
This course is designed to acquaint students to general statistical
and bio-statistical methods pertinent to public health and health
sciences. Specifically, special attention is given to:
1. Application of basic statistical and bio-statistical methods
in public health;
2. Understanding the concept and significance of public health
3. Understanding of public health statistical methods pertinent
to morbidity, mortality and natality, and life tables.
Attendance at and active participation in all classes.
Completing three examinations
Completing homework assignments
Criticall reviewing & writing abstracts for statistical techniques
used in 10 different research articles public in public health
and related field journals
Optional - A maximum of 5 bonus points can be given to those students
who would like to do additional work.
Midterm Examination I 40 points
Midterm Examination II 40 points
Final Examination III 40 points
Homework Assignments & Class
Participation 10 points
Review of Abstracts 20 points
Total Points Possible 150