Jan 20, 2022  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IF 730 - Research Methods in Healthcare Informatics

This course provides fundamental information about research design and methodology, particularly as it relates to big data collected within the healthcare industry. The curriculum covers basic research techniques and methods and details their use in the specific setting of healthcare informatics. The Readings of this course offer concise references for research terminology and techniques, as well as illustrative examples that clarify how research is integrated into healthcare practices. You will learn how to identify and formulate solid research questions and how to evaluate recent research reports. You will also learn about analysis and interpretation of quantitative data, as well as how to gather and handle qualitative information. This course also offers a framework for considering and reviewing the ethical concerns that arise from the use of private health data in public research. 

Credits: 3