Bachelor's degree in Obstetrics (to qualify as an obstetrician)

Evidence Based Midwifery (2015/2016)

Course code
4S000032
Credits
6
Coordinator
Francesca Gaudino

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA 2 MED/01-MEDICAL STATISTICS 3°anno 1°semestre Simone Accordini
METODOLOGIA DELL'ASSISTENZA OSTETRICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE 2 MED/47-MIDWIFERY 3°anno 1°semestre Francesca Gaudino
INFORMATICA APPLICATA ALLA RICERCA DELLA LETTERATURA 2 INF/01-INFORMATICS 3°anno 1°semestre Nikolaos Papadopoulos

Learning outcomes

Module: STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA
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The aims of the course "Medical statistics and clinical epidemiology" are to provide the tools for the quantitative evaluation of biomedical problems, taking the biological variability into account, and to assess the frequency of diseases in human populations and the associated risk factors.


Module: METODOLOGIA DELL'ASSISTENZA OSTETRICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE
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The student, at the end of the course, will be able to ask himself questions about obstetric care and will know how to look for scientific evidences and translate them in Evidence Based Practices, in relation to the operational contest and to the professional experience.


Module: INFORMATICA APPLICATA ALLA RICERCA DELLA LETTERATURA
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The course aims to give learners a working method for the standardized search of the scientific literature.

Syllabus

Module: STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA
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1) Medicine, scientific research and statistics
2) The measurement process in medicine: measurement scales, validity, precision and accuracy
3) Statistical variables and frequency distributions
4) How to summarize the distribution of one or more variables (measures of location and dispersion, contingency tables and correlation)
5) An introduction to probability theory
6) From the sample to the population: the principles of statistical inference (confidence intervals and tests)
7) How to organize an epidemiological study and what is measured
8) How to assess the validity of a diagnostic tool
9) How to measure the frequency of diseases in human populations (incidence and prevalence)
10) How to measure the association between a risk factor and a disease (relative risk, attributable risk, odds ratio)


Module: METODOLOGIA DELL'ASSISTENZA OSTETRICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE
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Module: INFORMATICA APPLICATA ALLA RICERCA DELLA LETTERATURA
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information on electronic platforms
the various databases
information search: themes and keywords
general search and advanced search
selection criteria
final selection of information of interest

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA
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Written examination


Module: METODOLOGIA DELL'ASSISTENZA OSTETRICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE
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Written and oral examination


Module: INFORMATICA APPLICATA ALLA RICERCA DELLA LETTERATURA
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oral





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