Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Physics-Medical statistics (2016/2017)

Course code
4S02595
Credits
10
Coordinator
Giuseppe Verlato

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
STATISTICA MEDICA 6 MED/01-MEDICAL STATISTICS See the unit page See the unit page
FONDAMENTI DI FISICA 4 FIS/07-APPLIED PHYSICS Lezioni 1° semestre 1° anno Pasquina Marzola

Learning outcomes

The course is an introduction to understanding and appraising scientific methods used in quantitative biological and clinical research. Emphasis is on methods used to derive scientific laws or clinical relevant information from experimental or observational data and the applications of Physics in Medicine. The course aims to teach elementary statistical and mathematical methods used in the research, the principles of study design and experiments in bio-medicine. Another aim is to teach principles of mechanic, fluid dynamics, optics , thermodynamics and electrology.
Course aims and objectives
The course aims to teach the essential elements of research methodology, statistics and the main principle of physics in biology. The focus is mainly on interpretation and understanding of appropriate methodology.
Topics covered by the course are:
 Measurement and its properties
 The types of data generated in research studies
 Statistical methods and probability models used to describe biological data the data
 The most common inferential methods of analysis for categorical and continuous data, including regression methods
 Physical laws in biology and medicine

Syllabus

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Assessment methods and criteria

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Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Norman G, Streiner D Biostatistica: quello che avreste voluto sapere… (Edizione 2) Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano 2015
Verlato G, Zanolin ME Esercizi di Statistica Medica, Informatica ed Epidemiologia Libreria Cortina Editrice, Verona 2000
Swinscow TDV, Campbell MJ Le basi della Statistica per scienze bio-mediche Edizioni Minerva Medica S.p.A., Torino 2004
Bland M Statistica Medica APOGEO, Milano 2009 9788850327386
Glantz SA Statistica per Discipline Biomediche (Edizione 6) McGraw-Hill 2007 9788838639258




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