University General Course Catalog 2019-2020 
    
    Dec 02, 2021  
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PAS 617 - Investigative Skills

(2 units)
The purpose of this course is to ensure students have the skills needed to evaluate public health and biomedical research in order to apply the most current information to their practice.

Units of Lecture: 2
Offered: Every Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, critically analyze medical information gathered from websites, journal articles and other sources, and apply it to medical decision-making.
2. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, evaluate the methodology of research design to determine validity, reliability and generalizability.
3. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, illustrate various research designs and the limitations and strengths of each.
4. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe the principle differences between qualitative and quantitative measures and analytic techniques, evaluate for appropriate application and interpretation, and state their respective strengths and limitations.
5. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, discuss the strengths and limitations of different sampling methods used in medical research.
6. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, describe the bioethical principles underlying research design, data collection, and reporting as it relates to academic integrity.
7. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, evaluate the strength of a research question.
8. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, critically analyze epidemiological, biomedical, and health science literatures.
9. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, demonstrate proficiency in using the Nevada Instant Atlas as a resource for data and information.
10. through written examination, class/small group participation and course readings and assignments, demonstrate professionalism in interactions with faculty and peers. (P)


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