HS-350: Research Methods in Health Sciences

3 credit hours

This course promotes the development of scholarship skills and use of research knowledge for practice in the health sciences. Students will articulate the importance of how scholarly activities contribute to the development of health science knowledge and applies to evidence based health care practice. It includes a review of descriptive and inferential statistics as used in developing/using evaluation instruments and research designs. The analysis and critique of both qualitative and quantitative research methods and search of the literature to evaluate the quality of the evidence will occur. Competence in critiquing the validity of research studies, including designs and methodologies is a major learning outcome of the course.