Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona)

Propaedeutic physical and biological sciences - STATISTICA MEDICA

Course code
4S01837
Name of lecturer
Simone Accordini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
FISIO VR 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE dal Oct 5, 2015 al Dec 19, 2015.

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Lesson timetable

FISIO VR 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE

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Learning outcomes

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.

Syllabus

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

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016






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