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HITT 1255 Course Guide

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Name of SI Manager: Rosario Vazquez

Office Location: Pecan, C-108

Office Telephone #: 872-2581

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Navigating this Course Guide

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Use the navigational tabs above to find the course modules for your assignments and various resources that can help with your course assignments.

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Course Description

Course Description

This course focuses on general principles of health care statistics with emphasis in hospital statistics. Also included is skill development in computation and calculation of health data. Prerequisite: HITT 1301 and Program Chair approval.

Course Calendar

                                 DATE

TOPICS

                                 ASSIGNMENT

Week 1

 

 

8/30-09/05

 Intro to the course (the links in this area take a user to the module it covers. Link to that page)

Review Syllabus/ Course Outline

 

Chapter 1 Introduction to Health Statistics

 

Chapter 2 Mathematics Review

Don't forget the discussion board!

 

Read Chapters 1 & 2 

Self-Introduction (8/30-9/02)

Chapter 1 &2 Exercises/Review

Chapter 1 Quiz

Chapter 2 Quiz

Review for Exam 1 (chapter 1,2, &3)

 

 

09/06 Labor Day - Holiday College Closed

Week 2 

 

 

09/06-09/12

Chapter 3 Patient Census

 

Chapter 4 Inpatient Bed Occupancy

 

Don't forget the discussion board!

 

Read Chapters 3 & 4

 

Chapter 3 & 4 Exercises/Review

 

Chapter 4 Assignment

 

 

Week 3

 

 

09/13-09/19

Chapter 5 Length of Stay

 

Chapter 6 Mortality Rates

 

Read Chapter 5 & 6

Chapter 5 & 6 Exercises/Review

Chapter 5 Assignment

Week 4

           

 

09/20-09/26                

Chapter 7 Hospital Autopsies and Autopsy Rates

Chapter 8 Morbidity and Other Miscellaneous Rates

 

Read Chapters 7 & 8

Chapter 7 & 8 Exercises/Review

 

Exam 2 (chapters 6,7, & 8)

 

Week 5 

 

 

 

09/27-10/03

Chapter 9  Statistics Computed within the Health Information Management Department

 

Chapter 10 Descriptive Statistics in Healthcare

 

Read Chapter 9 & 10

Chapters 9 & 10 Exercises/Review

 

 

 

 

Week 6

 

 

10/04-10/1

Chapter 11 Presentation of Data

 

Chapter 12 Basic Research Principles

 

 

Read Chapters 11 & 12

Chapter 11 & 12

Exercises/Review

Chapter 11 Review

 

10/06 Last Day to Withdraw  

Week 7

 

 

 

 

10/11-10/15

Chapter 13 Inferential Statistics in Healthcare

Read Chapter 13

Chapter 13

Exercises/Review

 

Review for the Final (chapters 12 & 13)

 

 

10/11-10/15    

10/15

 

Final

Chapters 12 & 13

It will only be administered on one day                                   

8:00am - 10:00pm