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NUR 520: Epidemiological & Biostatistical Applications in Healthcare

Background information on topics presented in the course


This guide is intended to assist you with the concepts presented in NUR 520: Epidemiological & Biostatistical Applications in Healthcare. Within this guide, you will find resources that explain research methods and sources of data that you will encounter in the medical field.

Epidemiology

from Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health

"Epidemiology is the branch of medicine and public health that concerns the study of factors associated with either communicable or noncommunicable diseases that affect the health of populations rather than individuals." Read more about epidemiology This link opens in a new window.

Biostatistics

from International Encyclopedia of Public Health

"The role of statistics in public health research and practice is much as it is with other sciences; its methods assist in the design of studies and in their interpretation by dealing probabilistically with variation in measurements." Read more about biostatistics This link opens in a new window.