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Rhode Island Department of Health &  Healthcentric Advisors are offering a  FREE, web-based course on Statistical & Epidemiologic Concepts for Infection Prevention

This free, web-based course will  increase knowledge & improve understanding of statistical &  epidemiologic concepts & best practices,  provide introductory lessons in statistics & epidemiology related to infection prevention & assist in the interpretation of facility-level data reports.

                         Current Modules Include:

- Introduction to Statistics
- Mean, Median and Mode
- Standard Deviation and Range

Future models will cover Interpreting Infection Prevention Measures along with using Microsoft Excel to collect and analyze your data. The flyer provide more information about this exciting opportunity. Anyone interested can access this series on our Learning Center

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