This course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels.
Health Statistics on the Web
This course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.
At the conclusion of the class, participants will:
- Identify selected key websites for use in the location of data sets and statistics for use at the local, state and national level, including PHPartners and MedlinePlus.
- Discuss of the types of data sets and statistics available on the Internet.
- Define the 4-step process used to successfully locate relevant health statistics for a particular circumstance or issue.
- Describe where to locate additional health statistics training through the National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
Participants are eligible for 1, 2 or 3 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association (MLA).