Biostatistics

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- Define and differentiate
*sensitivity*and*specificity* - Calculate
*sensitivity*and*specificity*based on 2x2 table or its equivalent - Understand how to employ
*sensitivity*and*specificity*to rule in/out disease

- Define and differentiate negative predictive value (NPV) and positive predictive value (PPV)
- Calculate negative predictive value (NPV) and positive predictive value (PPV) based on 2x2 table or its equivalent
- Understand how to use negative predictive value (NPV) and positive predictive value (PPV) to evaluate diagnostic tests

- Define and differentiate positive and negative likelihood ratios
- Calculate positive and negative likelihood ratios based on 2x2 table or its equivalent
- Understand how to employ different diagnostic testing parameters in clinical practice
- Describe the difference between probability and odds

- Define and differentiate between precision and accuracy
- Understand the different synonyms that can be used to refer to precision and accuracy
- Describe different types of error that can be associated with precision and accuracy

- Define and differentiate between various study types
- Know the expected outcome measures based on study type
- Understand the advantages and possible disadvantages of different study types

- Understand and interpret receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve
- Be able to compare between different points on the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve in terms of sensitivity and specificity as well as between different diagnostic tests
- Understand how the changes in cutoff are expected to affect sensitivity and specificity of a diagnostic test

- Understand how to quantify risk using odds ratio and relative risk
- Define and differentiate between odds ratio and relative risk
- Calculate odds ratio and relative risk when given a 2x2 table or its equivalent

- Define and differentiate between
*prevalence*and*incidence* - Learn how to calculate prevalence and incidence
- Understand how different factors can affect prevalence and incidence

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GCU Education Team

Physician Educators

Physician Educators