Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Verona)

Evidence based nursing [Matricole dispari] (2016/2017)

Course code
4S000084
Credits
4
Coordinator
Simone Accordini

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
METODOLOGIA DELL'INFERMIERISTICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE 2 MED/45-NURSING INF VR - 3° anno 1° sem Federica Canzan
STATISTICA SANITARIA E EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA 2 MED/01-MEDICAL STATISTICS INF VR - 3° anno 1° sem Simone Accordini

Learning outcomes

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MM: METODOLOGIA DELL'INFERMIERISTICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE
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This course focused on the elements of evidence-based practice. Focus is placed on the cyclical process of identifying clinical questions, searching and appraising the evidence for potential solutions/innovations. Integration of the existing evidence with clinical judgment, patient preferences, inter-professional perspectives, and other resources forms the basis for the clinical decision-making process that is inherent in improving patient, population, and organizational outcomes. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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MM: STATISTICA SANITARIA E EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA
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The aim of the course "Health statistics and clinical epidemiology" is to provide the theoretical and practical tools for assessing the frequency of diseases in human populations and the associated risk factors. The course therefore aims to provide expertise in epidemiology and bio-statistics. At the end of the course, the student must demonstrate to have understood the basic bio-statistical methods applied to epidemiology and the elements of an epidemiological study.

Syllabus

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MM: METODOLOGIA DELL'INFERMIERISTICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE
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• The model and the elements of EBP process • Formulating an Answerable Question using the ‘P I C O’ principle • Searching evidence in scientific databases (eg pubmed) to identify and to propose solutions/ innovations to clinical • Understanding results from quantitative evidence: RCT’s, cross.-sectional and observational studies, systematic reviews and meta analysis • Understanding results from qualitative studies • Understanding the Clinical Practice Guidelines and their relevance in the nursing practice • Integrating clinical judgment, patient preferences and other available resources as a basis for clinical decision-making • The Evidence Hierarchy: definitions and examples
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MM: STATISTICA SANITARIA E EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA
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The course is structured in theoretical frontal lessons (24h). 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 and correlation) 5) An introduction to probability theory 6) From the sample to the population: the principles of statistical inference (confidence intervals and tests) 7) How to organize an epidemiological study and what is measured 8) How to assess the validity of a diagnostic tool 9) How to measure the frequency of diseases in human populations (incidence and prevalence) 10) How to measure the association between a risk factor and a disease (relative risk, attributable risk, odds ratio)

Assessment methods and criteria

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MM: METODOLOGIA DELL'INFERMIERISTICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE
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Written exam composed by different kind of questions such as open and close question to test: • evidence based nursing knowledge • critical thinking skills Appraising a research article using open questions
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MM: STATISTICA SANITARIA E EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA
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The final test is a written exam with short answer questions and multiple choice questions. The aim of the test is to verify the knowledge of all the topics discussed. The final evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Lantieri PB, Risso D, Ravera G Elementi di Statistica Medica McGraw-Hill 2007
Jekel JF, Katz DL, Elmore JG, Wild DMG Epidemiologia, Biostatistica e Medicina Preventiva Elsevier-Masson 2009
Verlato G, Zanolin ME Esercizi di Statistica Medica, Informatica ed Epidemiologia Libreria Cortina Editrice, Verona 2000
Fowler J, Jarvis P, Chevannes M Statistica per le Professioni Sanitarie EdiSES srl, Napoli 2006




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