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Introductory Statistics for Health CARD 1187

Cardiology/Cardiovascular Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course introduces students to the use of statistics as a tool for research in the health sciences. Topics covered include experimental design, standard and requirements of ethical research, descriptive statistics (organization and presentation of data), probability (discrete/continuous), estimation (confidence intervals and sample size), hypothesis testing (involving means and proportions), and linear regression (least squares fit and associated confidence/prediction intervals).


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of CARD 1187 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 27373


Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 27373
  • Domestic fees $682.54
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Distance

Andrew McConnell

Course outline


Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. This online Learning Hub course is for students in the Cardiology Diploma program. Students are responsible for ensuring prerequisite courses are completed PRIOR to registration. See course description for a list of individual prerequisites. IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration is available on an individual course basis for those who wish to take continuing education credits. Registration does not imply admission to the program. This course may be subject to cancellation if registration numbers are low.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the different types of medical study design along with their limitations
  • Use summary statistics and standard data plots to investigate and describe similarities and differences between data on two or more groups of subjects in a medical study.
  • Calculate probability results related to medical testing using Bayes' theorem, basic probability, and the medical test parameters: sensitivity and specificity
  • Calculate p-values for a variety of hypothesis tests common in cardiology research.
  • Explain the use of p-values in supporting research claims in cardiology and other health fields.
  • Evaluate articles in clinical journals for statistical significance of the result and appropriateness of the statistical analysis being used.
  • Use linear regression to determine a simple model for the relationship between predictor and response variables.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Introductory Statistics for Health (CARD 1187) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiology Technology
    Diploma Part-time


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