Degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Techniques (Verona)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Medical statistics, epidemiology, informatics and research methodology (2015/2016)

Course code
4S000206
Credits
8
Coordinator
Lucia Cazzoletti

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA EPIDEMIOLOGICA 2 SECS-S/02-STATISTICS FOR EXPERIMENTAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH TERP VR 2^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE Lucia Cazzoletti
METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA APPLICATA ALLA PSICHIATRIA 2 MED/25-PSYCHIATRY TERP VR 2^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE Francesco Amaddeo
STATISTICA MEDICA 2 MED/01-MEDICAL STATISTICS TERP VR 2^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE Simone Accordini
INFORMATICA APPLICATA 2 INF/01-INFORMATICS TERP VR 2^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE Claudio Eccher

Learning outcomes

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MM: METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA EPIDEMIOLOGICA
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The general objective of the teaching program is to introduce students to the principles and methods of epidemiologic research. Upon completion of the course, students should be able: i) to use epidemiological terms, principles and methods, ii) to recognize and critically appraise the results of the main epidemiologic study designs.
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MM: METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA APPLICATA ALLA PSICHIATRIA
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MM: STATISTICA MEDICA
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The course "Medical Statistics" is aimed at providing the basic tools for summarizing the information collected on a sample of subjects, for calculating the probability of one or more health events, and for generalizing the information collected on a sample to the target population.
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MM: INFORMATICA APPLICATA
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Syllabus

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MM: METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA EPIDEMIOLOGICA
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• Objects of epidemiological research (outcome, determinants) • Measures of Disease Frequency (Prevalence, incidence, cumulative incidence) • Epidemiologic measures of association (attributable risk, relative risk, Odds Ratio, attributable fraction among the exposed, attributable fraction in the population) • Confounding and effect modification • Standardization of rates: indirect and direct standardization; Standardized Mortality Ratio (SMR) • Taxonomy and design of epidemiological studies (clinical trial, ecological study, cross-sectional study, cohort study, case-control study)
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MM: METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA APPLICATA ALLA PSICHIATRIA
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MM: STATISTICA MEDICA
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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 5) An introduction to probability theory: definitions, basic rules of probability, independent and conditional probability, random variables, Gaussian distribution 6) How to assess the validity of a diagnostic tool: sensitivity and specificity, ROC curves 7) An introduction to statistical inference: an outline of sampling theory, the sampling distribution of an estimator, confidence interval, the elements of a statistical test (null hypothesis and alternative hypothesis, type I and type II errors, power of a statistical test, p-value), z test and t-test
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MM: INFORMATICA APPLICATA
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Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA EPIDEMIOLOGICA
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The final test is a written exam and includes both multiple choice questions and exercises. The aim of the test is to verify the knowledge of all the topics discussed. The final evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.
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MM: METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA APPLICATA ALLA PSICHIATRIA
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MM: STATISTICA MEDICA
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Written examination
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MM: INFORMATICA APPLICATA
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Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Lopalco, Pier Luigi e Tozzi, Alberto Eugenio Epidemiologia facile Il pensiero scientifico 2003 ISBN 88-490-0081-2
Verlato G, Zanolin ME Esercizi di Statistica Medica, Informatica ed Epidemiologia Libreria Cortina Editrice, Verona 2000




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