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Course Code: 
MDP 102
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
2
ECTS: 
3
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to translate the basic terms and concepts of the biostatistics, acquire knowledge about descriptive statistics and its application, to translate the methods of inferential statistics. Acquire skills necessary to perform experimental and epidemiological studies.
Course Content: 

the concept of biostatistics, basic terms of biostatistics, the central tendency and the central dispersion measurements, types rates and ratios that are used medical studies,standardization methods, the concept of the probability, statistical decision process, hypothesis tests, the measures of relations between the two variables, regression.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Presentation, 5:Simulation, 6: Video, 7: Applications, 8:Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A:Written exam, B: multiple chose , C:Filing the blank D:False and troth, E: Oral Exam F: Portfolio, G: Contrabution of course activities H:Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Programme learning outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

  1. list the data collecting methods

2

1,2,3

A,C

  1. list data types and apply graphical demostration of the data

PLO 2

1,2,3

A,C

  1. explain the measures of central tendency and dispersion

2, 6

1,2,3

A,C

  1. define prevalence, incidence, mortality, morbidity rates and express the problems caused by the comparisons of the two different group’s prevalence, incidence, and mortality and morbidity rates

2, 6, 13

1,2,3

A,C

  1. explain the need of standardization methods

2

1,2,3

A,C

  1. explain the probability and theoretical distributionsolasılık ve olasılık dağılımlarını açıklanması

6, 3

1,2,3

A,C

  1. define statistical decision process  and define the types of errors that are made during decison process.

3

1,2,3

A

  1. list hypothesis tests.

6

1,2,3

A,C

      9.  design and apply  a reseach study , evaluate and interpret the results

2, 3, 6

1,2,3

A,C

 

Course Flow

Week

Teorical Topics                                      

Lab content

Study Materials

1

Main Concepts of Biostatistics

 

Defination of Biostatistics

2

Frequency Distributions and Graphics

 

Defination of data and methods of collectiong data

3

Measures of central tendency

 

Defination of data types

4

Measures of central dispersion

 

Central Tendency measures

5

Rates, Ratios and Standardization Methods

 

Defination of data types

6

Probability and Theoretical Distributions

 

Basic defination of probability

7

Theoretical Distributions

 

Concepts of probability and distributions

8

Statistical decision theory, test of hypotheses and significance

 

Defination of hypothesis

9

Test of hypotheses and significance in small samples

 

Defination of small sample

10

Test of hypotheses and significance in small samples

 

Defination of small sample

11

Test of hypotheses and significance in large samples

 

Defination of large sample

12

Test of hypotheses and significance in large samples

 

Defination of large sample

13

Correlations

 

Concept of Relationship between variables

14

Simple Linear Regression

 

Defination of the correlation

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Kaspar, E. Çiğdem Yeditepe Üniversites Tıp Fakültesi Biyoistatistik Notları

Additional Resources

1.         Dawson, Beth  Trapp, Robert G., Basic and Clinical Biostatistics, Lange Medical Books/ McGrow-Hill NewYork 2004

2.         Glantz, Stanton A., Primer of Biostatistics, McGrow-Hill NewYork 2002.

3.         Daniel Wayne W., A Foundation for Analysis in the Health Sciences.

4.         Armitage, P., Statistical Methods and in medical Research, Blackwell Science Oxford 2002.

 

Material Sharing

Documents

All lecture notes are shown to students with powerpoint slides

Assignments

After the theoretical lectures some application problems are given to students as homeworks. After learning a statistical method in the class, students research scientific articles about statististical methods

Exams

 
 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Midterm  Exam I

1

60

Midterm Exam II

0

0

Lab.

4

40

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Compulsary/Elective

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

Acquire skills needed to practice the profession of pharmacy in either a Turkish or an English language setting.

 

x

       

2

Being equipped to access current theoretical and applied knowledge, keeping abreast of new developments, and possessing the critical faculties enabling an accurate and reliable interpretation and assessment of this information.

     

x

   

3

Having the capacity to apply the skills acquired in the field of pharmaceutical science. Possessing the ability to harness his/her acquired knowledge in order to function as a highly accessible health counsellor, providing a ready source of clinically relevant, health-related information to the general public.

   

x

     

4

Keeping abreast of and being equipped to apply the fundamental pharmaceutical and health science principles which guide future developments in modern technology, and being able to share these experiences and skills with colleagues through participatation in professional development education seminars.

 

x

       

5

Knowing how to assess risks arising from the use of drugs and other chemicals and those risks potentially encounterd during laboratory practice.

 

x

       

6

Acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to interpret findings obtained through quantative and qualitative measurements, and thus reach valid, scientific conclusions based on this data. 

       

x

 

7

Being able to compound pharmaceutical products while being knowledgable about their clinical application, interactions, side effects and risks  and apply in proper manner .

 

x

       

8

Being competent to conduct and manage research and development projects, and share experimental outcomes.

   

x

     

9

Be competent to accurately and intelligibly communicate clincally relevant information to patients concerning prescription items and other pharmaceutical products.  

x

         

10

Being able to function in a multidisciplinary environment. Possessing the skill to collaborate and establish lines of communication with other professionals, while developing their own professional competency through participation in relevant continuing education activities.

   

x

     

11

Being able to play a role in projects which fulfills the profession’s societal responsibilities. Participating in professional activities and undertaking duties in a manner which reflects an awareness of and sensitivity to environmental issues.

 

x

       

12

Being capable of opening a community pharmacy, practicing in a hospital pharmacy setting, and offering service in any field related to drugs, cosmetics, medical  and/or plant-derived products. Able to play an active role in his/her own personal professional development, as well as that of colleagues and pharmaceutical students.

x

         

13

Able to play a role in issues related to public health as a member of the health care team while being cognizant of and able to fulfill legal and professional requirements and maintain ethical standards. 

 

x

       

14

Is knowledgable of and equipped to manage the planning, development, compounding and quality control analysis of naturally occuring and synthetic medicines, while also being aware of the processes related to these products’ absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion from the body.

x

         
 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

2

32

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

2

32

Midterm Exams

1

1

1

Lab. Applications

     

Hours for off-the-Lab. study (Pre-study, practice)

     

Lab. Midterm Exem

     

Lab. Final

     

Homework

4

2

8

Final

1

2

2

Total Work Load

 

 

75

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

3

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

3