Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
HIM 282
Course Title:
Healthcare Statistics
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Course Description

Statistical analysis and presentation of administrative and clinical information and data. Prerequisites: HIM 281. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Calculate and interpret descriptive healthcare statistics.
  2. Present data in verbal and written forms.
  3. Evaluate healthcare statistics and determine the most appropriate use of these healthcare statistics in health information management.
  4. Understand the collection, usage, and interpretation of vital statistics by health care facilities, state agencies, and federal agencies.
  5. Display health care data in the appropriate graphic format.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will demonstrate these learning outcomes by these tasks conducted individually and in cooperation with other students:

  • Answer theoretical and application questions on information covered in the lecture, graded assignments and reading assignments.
  • Complete an analysis of death rates in the United States from 1900-present and answer questions using the analysis.
  • Generate a report from a federal or state database of health care data.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

To complete the outcomes the student must have skills and knowledge in:

  • communication techniques
  • information technologies
  • health record content
  • healthcare facility organization
  • critical thinking
  • database research
  • Internet search techniques
  • rates, ratios, and percentages
  • vital statistics
  • data displays
  • descriptive health care statistics
  • data quality
  • data sets
  • health information management software