Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
NURS 602 Statistical and Epidemiological Methods for Health Sciences 2 sem. hrs.
This course explores the determinants and distribution of health and illness and the application of statistical and epidemiological principles to advanced nursing practice and health care delivery. The natural history of common diseases and conditions and the relationship of disease states to levels of prevention are emphasized. The master prepared nurse’s role as it relates to levels of prevention, screening tests, diagnostic tests, guideline uses, and evidence-based care is explored. Ethical and legal aspects of epidemiology as related to practice are examined as well as the role of the nurse in environmental epidemiology.
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