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Department: International Health
Term: 4th term
Credits: 5 credits
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:

Presents data management techniques needed to implement a health research study in domestic and international settings. Discusses methods of designing and monitoring patient data flow, with an emphasis on data collection, editing, documentation, management, and preparation for analysis using database software packages. Involves lectures and completion of a tutorial designed to build data management skills. Geared to students preparing to undertake research.

Learning Objective(s):

1. Design a data monitoring/tracking system for a research study; 2. Develop a coding guide for a data collection instrument; 3. Edit collected data and document edit decisions; 4. Design a double data entry system; 5. Design a system to identify out-of-range and illogical values, document the related edit decisions, and produce a cleaned data table in preparation for analysis; 6. Prepare administrative reports; 7. Prep data for analysis; 8. Evaluate an operations manual for a research study; 9. Evaluate questionnaires for format, design, content, wording, coding, etc

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on problem sets and class participation.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: No audits.