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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):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Develop a coding guide for a data collection instrument
Edit collected data and document edit decisions
Design a double data entry system
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
Prepare administrative reports
Prep data for analysis
Evaluate an operations manual for a research study
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.