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Online Statistics for the Health Professions

Dr. Lori Koban, PhD, designed this online course for students entering a medical profession, that requires a prerequisite statistics course. The four-credit hour, one-semester online course can be taken by anyone with Internet access from anywhere in the world. It offers the same major subject and content areas as a traditional statistics course but differs in an emphasis on medically relevant material. A substantial number of human health examples are included to demonstrate the applicability of statistics to health and disease.

Many of the students taking this course will have an undergraduate degree and will be in the process of a career change. Most will be aspiring to become a DPT, Pharmacist, Optometrist, CRNA, PA, Genetic Counselor, or other health professional.

The basic course is delivered using lectures. Supporting material is on the Internet, including lecture outlines, homework problems with solutions, quizzes, and on-line support. Some exams are offered on-line, and others are taken at a distance, under the guidance of a proctor. They may also be taken on the UNE or UMF campus. The statistical program SPSS will be used, and there will be a culminating course project.  Every day the professor will have either an email or phone office hour. Communication with the professor is strongly encouraged.

The typical student will complete the course in approximately 16 weeks.  Students may enroll at any time.  Many students are nontraditional students who have elected an on-line course for it's flexibility. Therefore, students may complete the course in less than 16 weeks.  

 Prerequisite(s): none.

Tuition & Fees
Credits:   4
Tuition:   $1200
Registration:   $25
Total:   $1225

The cost of the materials are not included in this total


Dr. Lori Koban

Exam Procedure
  1. Online Proctoring Center
    For instruction on how to take your exams online, visit Online Learning's ProctorU site.
  2. Written Proctored Exam
    Students may take the exam at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine's Campus. Please contact us for information at For a detailed Exam Policy please see course syllabus.