All segments of healthcare rely on data provided by government, insurance companies, consultants, research firms, academic institutions, and their own internal databases to make accurate decisions regarding the delivery of healthcare services. All health professionals rely on good data to help guide their decisions. In this course, students will learn to understand the assumptions behind the formulas generating the numbers, and question the validity of apparently inaccurate, misleading or dangerous statistics. This course explains the fundamental concepts of statistics, as well as common uses and misuses. Through a conceptual understanding, students also will learn how to apply various analytical tools, and critically evaluate and analyze data for accurate and enhanced decision making. Prerequsite: Admission to BHS program. 3 credits.