This course introduces biostatistical concepts and methods used in pharmacy and medical literature. The overall goal of the course is for students to develop the ability to critically evaluate the statistical tests and results of relevant literature to identify findings that have implications for their practice.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Explain key terms and concepts in statistics that are used in pharmacy and medical journals such as statistical significance, p‐value, confidence interval, and power.
- Discern if common statistical tests have been applied and interpreted appropriately in published research.
- Evaluate the statistical portions of most research articles and be able to interpret and apply clinical data when presented in figures and graphs of publications.