ERIC Number: ED435655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Teaching Health Statistics: Lesson and Seminar Outlines. Second Edition.
Lwanga, S. K., Ed.; Tye, Cho-Yook, Ed.; Ayeni, O., Ed.
This book provides a selection of 23 lesson and seminar outlines designed to encourage the teaching of health statistics. It concentrates on a core of statistical knowledge judged important for all categories of health trainees, including medical students. Emphasis is placed on statistical principles and methods that can help health personnel make rational decisions concerning the management of individual patients or the monitoring of health systems. Topics represent an internationally applicable basic curriculum that reflects technological developments in data handling and information communication. Lessons and seminars are presented in sections related to: (1) statistical principles and methods; (2) health statistics; and (3) statistics in medicine. Attachments (annexes) contain supplementary data sets, statistical tables, and a chart of random numbers. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Health, Health Personnel, Lesson Plans, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Statistics, Teaching Methods
World Health Organization, Marketing and Dissemination, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland ($72 Swiss francs; U.S. $64.80).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland).