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Medical statistics, epidemiology, informatics and research methodology - METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA EPIDEMIOLOGICA

Course code
4S000206
Name of lecturer
Lucia Cazzoletti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
SECS-S/02 - STATISTICS FOR EXPERIMENTAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
TERP VR 2^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE dal Mar 14, 2016 al May 6, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

TERP VR 2^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE

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Learning outcomes

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.

Syllabus

• 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)

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

Assessment methods and criteria

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.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016






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