Cultivating Statistical Literacy Among Health Professions Students: a Curricular Model

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Delivery of optimal, evidence-based, patient-centered care requires health care providers with not only medical knowledge and clinical skills but also statistical literacy. It is incumbent upon health professions education programs to include this critical content within the curriculum. This mixed-method explored health professions learner’s attitudes toward statistics and affirms an efficacious curricular model for cultivation of statistical literacy. Through demonstration of practical and statistical significance, this model offers a practical way to integrate essential statistical methods and application within a medical curriculum. This model demonstrated success in accomplishing learner competence and received high degrees of satisfaction via student evaluations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-422
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Science Educator
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2021

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  • Biostatistics
  • Health professions
  • Statistical literacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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