ISci 701 Introduction to Statistics, Research Design & Information Literacy in Integrative Medicine Assessment

According to the course description,

This course supports critical analysis of a wide range of integrative health studies. It provides future integrative medicine professionals with the foundational knowledge and skills to identify and evaluate research design and basic statistics. Students develop skills in searching databases as well as critical appraisal of clinical and epidemiological research. Students will find and evaluate published information on health topics then summarize and share their findings.

This course was much more challenging than anticipated. Successful completion of each assignment required a demonstration of all of the skills covered in the class to date.  An example of this is the last individual assignment we did prior to the group project presentation.  The assignment was to evaluate two scientific studies and determine if they would be clinically relevant to a practitioner’s client population.

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