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NUR 520: Epidemiological & Biostatistical Applications in Healthcare

“This Library Research Guide is intended to help you identify and locate scholarly and evidence-based resources (ebooks, articles, websites,etc.) on the subject of epidemiology and biostatistics. On this guide, you'll also find info on data sources, prof


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.


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.

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.

Instructor Videos in Course Announcements



Mod 1/p-value

Mod 1/ Statistical tests

Mod 1/Independent and Dependent Variables

Mod 2/Confounding & Bias

Mod 2/Reliability vs. Validity

Mod 2/How to read Research articles

Mod 3/Confidence Intervals

Mod 4/p-value (again)

Mod 4/Confounding, chance, & bias

Mod 5/ Relative Risk & Odds Ratio

Mod 5/ Prevalence & Incidence

Mod 5/ P&I cont.

Mod 6/Study designs

Mod 7/Systems Thinking

Mod 8/Hill’s criteria

Mod 8/Generalizability

Mod 9/Sample Size Calculation