This is an introductory course in the study of basic statistics for students of biological science. Emphasis is on understanding the fundamental principles and techniques of health statistics. The course will prepare entry level baccalaureate nurses to define and explain core descriptive and inferential statistical concepts and methods, in order to improve the student’s understanding and interpretation of research results in published health journals and reports. Students will also be introduced to statistical software for data entry, analysis and interpretation. Examples from current peer review articles in the health literature will be used to facilitate learning.