Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics

Behavioural Sciences and Scientific Methodology (2015/2016)

Course code
4S02633
Credits
13
Coordinator
Maria Elisabetta Zanolin

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
DIDATTICA E PEDAGOGIA SPECIALE 1 M-PED/03-METHODOLOGIES OF TEACHING AND SPECIAL EDUCATION Lezioni 1° semestre Giancarlo Gola
STATISTICA MEDICA 4 MED/01-MEDICAL STATISTICS Lezioni 1° semestre Giuseppe Verlato
Maria Elisabetta Zanolin
PSICOLOGIA GENERALE 2 M-PSI/01-GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY Lezioni 1° semestre Massimo Girelli
INFORMATICA 4 INF/01-INFORMATICS Lezioni 1° semestre Alberto Fenzi
STORIA DELLA MEDICINA 2 MED/02-MEDICAL HISTORY Lezioni 1° semestre Nicolo Nicoli Aldini

Learning outcomes

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MM: DIDATTICA E PEDAGOGIA SPECIALE
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The course explores the meanings of pedagogical issues and educational, related to persons with special needs, to identify the most appropriate modalities of professional approach in action. It also intends to focus on the practitioner's ability to deal with new conceptual models and processes to achieve cultural integration and inclusion. After completing the course, the student will be able to: - know the educaton elements of Special Needs; - Explore dimensions and innovative visions to foster integration and inclusion, in the different professional context and particularly about health of special neds; - Explore strategies and methods of education about with Special Needs patients in Special Care Dentistry
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MM: STATISTICA MEDICA
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The course aims to introduce the basic theoretical tools of Quantitative Medicine. The course points to prepare students to: - describe, interpret and communicate appropriately the information gathered on a collective of patients (or other experimental units); - assess the reliability of the measurements in the biomedical field, in terms of sensitivity, specificity, accuracy and precision; - generalize the observations collected on a limited number of subjects to the population of origin using elementary inferential techniques - read critically the articles of the biomedical area Program in summary form: - Introduction: The purpose of the statistics in medicine. - Descriptive statistics: the frequency distributions, the measures of position and dispersion - Probability: definition, sum and product of probability. Theoretical distributions of probability - Statistical inference: confidence intervals and hypothesis testing
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MM: PSICOLOGIA GENERALE
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MM: INFORMATICA
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The course includes extensive use of the computer lab provides the foundation of Information Technology, as well as practical skills for using software used in the office and in the computerized management of the surgery.
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MM: STORIA DELLA MEDICINA
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To obtain a critical knowledge of the historical evolution of medical and biological sciences from the antiquity until the current time, with special attention to the principles of the scientific method. The course encompass also a section about the history of dentistry and related disciplines.

Syllabus

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MM: DIDATTICA E PEDAGOGIA SPECIALE
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Presentation of teaching course Reasoned of the textbooks's and reference of course teaching and directions for the study of texts. Introduction to Education and Special Education Introduction to the concepts of integration and Inclusive Education Special needs education and rehabilitation sciences, The educational special Deficit, disability, International Classification of Special Needs; ICF Classification The problems of special education: analysis of deficits in educational perspective Comparison and discussion with the international literature Methodology of Education in Special Needs Dentistry;
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MM: STATISTICA MEDICA
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Introduction: The purpose of the statistics in medicine. Descriptive statistics 1) The measurement process and the different types of measurement scales 2) The statistical variables and their representation by means of frequency distributions: tables with one or two variables. 3) Graphical representation of a frequency distribution 4) Measures of position (mean, median, mode, percentiles, weighted average) 5) Measures of dispersion (range, interquartile deviation, deviation, variance, standard deviation, coefficient of variation) Probability 1) Definitions of probability: classical, frequentist, subjectivist 2) The rules of calculation of probability: addition and product rule 3) Independent and conditional probability 4) The sensitivity and specificity of a diagnostic tool 5) ROC curves 6) Bayes theorem and its applications to differential diagnosis 7) Random variables 8) Normal Distribution 9) Population and sample. Introduction to the sampling theory 10) The sampling distribution of an estimator (sample mean) Inferential Statistics 1) Point and interval estimates: confidence interval 2) The logic of hypothesis testing: the null and the alternative hypothesis; first and second type error; the power of a test 3) Comparison of a sample mean with a population mean: z-test and t-test 4) Comparison of two sample means: t-test for unpaired data and for paired data 5) Chi-square test 6) Correlation and regression
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MM: PSICOLOGIA GENERALE
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MM: INFORMATICA
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Basic concepts of ICT. Using Word, Excel, Power Point, Photoshop (if any)
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MM: STORIA DELLA MEDICINA
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General section: Epochs, events and figures in the history of medicine Special section: History of dentistry

Assessment methods and criteria

------------------------ MM: DIDATTICA E PEDAGOGIA SPECIALE ------------------------ The assessment of the course will be on written test type (review of a textbook)and on oral examination. The criteria are as follows: - written test - Review or synthesis of one textbook among the recommended (up to 6 p.out of 30); - oral examination - presentation of the course's topics (up to 24 p. out of 30); Recommended textbooks reading and study: Gola G. (2012), Con la sguardo di chi insegna. La visione dell’insegnante sulle pratiche didattiche, F. Angeli, Milano. Lascioli A. (2011), Educazione Speciale. Dalla teoria all’azione, F. Angeli, Milano. Lai I. (2013), Pedagogia e Odontoiatria Speciale, Il mio Libro. Lai I. (2015), Curare con cura, University Press. Mortari L., Saiani L. (2013) Gesti e pensieri di cura, Mc-Graw Hill, Milano. ------------------------ MM: STATISTICA MEDICA ------------------------ The exam is written and consists of multiple choice tests and exercises. The answers provided in the examination will be discussed with the student. Reference book : - Triola MM, Triola MF. Statistica per le discipline biosanitarie (2009). Pearson Paravia Bruno Mondadori S.p.A, Milano, - Glantz SA (2007) Statistica per discipline bio-mediche (Sesta Edizione). Edizioni McGraw-Hill - Norman G, Streiner D. (2015) Biostatistica: quello che avreste voluto sapere… (seconda Edizione). Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano. - Swinscow TDV, Campbell MJ (2004). Le basi della Statistica per scienze bio-mediche. Edizioni Minerva Medica S.p.A., Torino. - Villani S, Borrelli P.(2013) Excel & Statistica Medica. Ed. Medea s.r.l. Pavia. - Verlato G, Zanolin ME (2000) Esercizi di Statistica Medica, Informatica ed Epidemiologia. Editrice Libreria Cortina Verona. ------------------------ MM: PSICOLOGIA GENERALE ------------------------ ------------------------ MM: INFORMATICA ------------------------ It is to produce a paper in a computer room including the use of Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet or answer some questions. Alternatively, students must pass exams related modules ECDL_Core. ------------------------ MM: STORIA DELLA MEDICINA ------------------------ Multiple choice test / Oral examination

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Daniel WW, Cross CL Biostatistica (Edizione 3) Edises 2019
Norman G, Streiner D Biostatistica: quello che avreste voluto sapere... (Edizione 2) Ambrosiana 2015




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