HPTH 501 Practical Statistics (3 qh): An introductory graduate course covering basic principles of biometry and applied statistical methods utilizing current computer software (offered winter quarter).
HNUT 580 Evaluating Research (4 qh): This course introduces the fundamentals of the research process with the desired end result being the ability to critically analyze and interpret published research. Students in this course will select relevant research articles to interpret, synthesize and then summarize from an evidence-based perspective to write a brief literature review and develop a hypothesis for future investigation. This course also includes a journal club discussion in which weekly learning objectives are reinforced with practical and applicable examples from current scientific literature (offered fall quarter).
Prerequisite: HPTH 501 Practical Statistics
HNUT 590 Thesis Topic Development (2 qh): The process of analysis and critique of the literature continues as students integrate the research process into professional practice. Students in the thesis option develop an initial research question and write a brief review of the relevant literature. This document will be expanded and refined in Proposal Development (offered all quarters).