Who This Mastery Serves
Enroll in our Healthcare Analytics Mastery Series if you work in healthcare and need a focused introduction to the key statistical methods used in that field:
- Bench scientist or researcher
- Healthcare Practitioner (nurses, doctors, therapists, midwives, counselors)
- Medical Researcher
- Technical Analyst
When you earn your Record of Mastery in Healthcare Analytics, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the statistical methods used in healthcare, and will learn how to:
- Calculate the sensitivity, specificity, and positive/negative predictive value of a medical test, and apply Bayes Rule
- Conduct inference procedures for confidence intervals and hypothesis tests
- Test for bioequivalence
- Specify designs for various clinical trial scenarioa
- Calculate relative risk and odds ratios and their confidence intervals
- Explain and apply basic survival analysis models (censoring, Kaplan-Meier)
- Classify different study designs and specify when they might be used
- Distinguish and measure validity vs. Precision
- Identify and minimize selection bias, information bias, and confounding
- Use randomization and matching to control extraneous factors
- Distinguish between correction at design and correction at analysis
- Distinguish between observational, cross-sectional and case-control designs
- Calculate relevant disease metrics
- Calculate metrics for measuring the impact of treatment
- Describe the issues involved in controlling for extraneous factors
- Identify the phases in clinical trials, and their scope (new drugs, devices, etc)
- List the principles of good trial design
- Specify designs for case studies with different endpoints
- Conduct analysis for several different endpoint designs
- Describe survival data and the roles played by censoring, and survival and hazard functions
- Graph survival data and the Kaplan – Meier curve
- Add stratification to specify a Stratified Cox model (with and without interaction)
- Specify and fit the Cox Proportional Hazards model, computer hazard ratio
- Describe the fully-extended Cox model
Familiarity with basic statistics, as covered in the following course:
The Healthcare Analytics Mastery Program consists of three 4-week courses offered completely online at Statistics.com. This series certificate program can be completed in less than six months depending on your personal schedule and course availability. Start off with a two-course introduction to biostatistics, then continue with Designing Valid Studies. If you work in the pharmaceutical industry or in a research organization that conducts clinical trials, you should finish with Introduction to Statistical Issues in Clinical Trials. If you work in the public health arena, or if you do research using observational data, you should finish with Designing Valid Studies. Epidemiologic Statistics is available as well, in the event you have previously taken biostatistics.
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Tuition and Fees
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Organization of Series
The Mastery Program consists of standard Statistics.com courses – small classes, regular interaction with your instructor throughout the course, rapid expert feedback on your homework and projects. You can register for the courses individually, and even incorporate courses that you have recently successfully completed.
Courses takes place online at The Institute. During each course week, you participate at times of your own choosing. There are no set times when you must be online. Course participants will be given access to a private discussion board. In class discussions are led by the instructor. You can post questions, seek clarification, and interact with your fellow students and the instructor.
At the beginning of each week, you receive material relevant to the course, in addition to answers to exercises from the previous session. During the week, you are expected to go over the course materials, work through exercises, and submit answers. Discussion among participants is encouraged. The instructor will provide answers and comments, and at the end of the week, you will receive individual feedback on your homework answers.
There are 2 courses in this Mastery Program. The Biostatistics is a 2-course sequence which will take 8 weeks to complete. The courses from which you choose your third course are 4-weeks each requiring 10-15 hours per week of review and study, at times of your choosing. You may build your own course calendar to meet your individual requirements. The Mastery Program may be completed in less than six months to one year, depending on your personal schedule and course availability.
Course Fee & Information
Record of Mastery Documentation Fee
Upon Mastery completion, there is a $65 recording fee to receive your Record of Mastery documentation.
Transfers and Withdrawals
We have flexible policies to transfer to another course or withdraw if necessary (modest fee applies).
Courses may fill up at any time and registrations are processed in the order in which they are received. Your registration will be confirmed for the first available course date unless you specify otherwise.
Invoice or Purchase Order
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Options for Credit and Recognition
Our Mastery Series credits options vary by program and courses offered.
You may take this program without pursuing credit or a record of completion.
Mastery Program Credit
If you are enrolled in a Mastery Program that requires demonstration of proficiency in this subject, your course work may be assessed for a grade.
Certificate Program Credit
If you intend to enroll in a Certificate Program following completion of your Mastery Program, your course work may be assessed for a grade. In addition, your courses will be assessed for transferability to the Certificate Program course requirements. In most cases, if your Mastery Program courses are also included in the Certificate Program as either required courses or elective courses, your completed Mastery Program course work will be transferred to the Certificate Program.
CEU’s and Proof of Completion
If you require a “Record of Course Completion” along with professional development credit in the form of Continuing Education Units (CEU’s), upon successfully completing the course, CEU’s and a record of course completion will be issued by The Institute upon your request.
Courses in your Mastery Program that have been recognized by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) as helpful preparation for the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®) exam will be will be issued a “Record of Course Completion” by The Institute upon your request, after successfully completing the course.
ACE CREDIT / College Credit
Courses in your Mastery Program that have been endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE) will be issued a “Record of Course Completion” by The Institute upon your request, after you successfully complete the course. Please note that the decision to accept specific credit recommendations is up to the academic institution accepting the credit.
For courses in your Mastery Program that have been endorsed by the American Council on Education (ACE), a digital badge will be made available upon successful completion of the course.