Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Public Health Statistics
C591 | 6412 | Torabi


HPER C591 PUblic Health Statuistics

Appied Health Science

PREREQUISITES:  None

CLASS MEETS:  Monday 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

INSTRUCTOR:  Dr. Mohammad R. Torabi, HPER 116C, (812) 855-4808

E-MAIL:  torabi@indiana.edu

REQUIRED TEXTS:

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)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

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
statistics; and
3.  Understanding of public health statistical methods pertinent
to morbidity, mortality and natality, and life tables.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

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.

FINAL GRADE:

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