Bachelor's degree in Obstetrics (to qualify as an obstetrician)

Evidence Based Midwifery (2016/2017)

Course code
4S000032
Credits
6
Coordinator
Francesca Gaudino

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA 2 MED/01-MEDICAL STATISTICS 3°anno 1°semestre CLO Simone Accordini
METODOLOGIA DELL'ASSISTENZA OSTETRICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE 2 MED/47-MIDWIFERY 3°anno 1°semestre CLO Francesca Gaudino
INFORMATICA APPLICATA ALLA RICERCA DELLA LETTERATURA 2 INF/01-INFORMATICS 3°anno 1°semestre CLO Nikolaos Papadopoulos

Learning outcomes

Module: STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA
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The aims of the course "Medical statistics and clinical epidemiology" are to provide the tools for the quantitative evaluation of biomedical problems, taking the biological variability into account, and to assess the frequency of diseases in human populations and the associated risk factors.


Module: METODOLOGIA DELL'ASSISTENZA OSTETRICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE
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The student, at the end of the course, will be able to ask himself questions about obstetric care and will know how to look for scientific evidences and translate them in Evidence Based Practices, in relation to the operational contest and to the professional experience.


Module: INFORMATICA APPLICATA ALLA RICERCA DELLA LETTERATURA
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The object is to make the user autonomous in using the main medical search engines and to use the main softwares to be able to do simple statistic calcs

Syllabus

Module: STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA
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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 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)


Module: METODOLOGIA DELL'ASSISTENZA OSTETRICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE
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Nursing Diagnosis / midwives
The clinical governance
Introduction to research and research process
Research Planning
The evidence-based practice
Formulation of hypotheses and research questions
Search of clinically relevant scientific evidence
of research studies Drawings
Evaluation of evidence

evidence-based approach
Research stages:
Framing the questions
systematic search for evidence: primary and secondary publications
critical evaluation of the evidence gathered
back to the patient, integrating evidence with our experience, the organizational context and the patient's attendance
the design of clinical research studies:
observational studies
experimental studies
Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
diagnostic validity studies
Research on the Internet:
Major Search Engines
computer labs with guided practical application of the theories acquired


Module: INFORMATICA APPLICATA ALLA RICERCA DELLA LETTERATURA
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what is evidence based medicine
where to search bibliografy
Pubmed
Cochrane
exercises
spreadsheet - basic
spreadsheet - advanced
exercises

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA
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Written examination


Module: METODOLOGIA DELL'ASSISTENZA OSTETRICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE
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written and verbal


Module: INFORMATICA APPLICATA ALLA RICERCA DELLA LETTERATURA
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using a computer the student must:
- search articles and send them via mail
- calculate simple statistics inside a spreadsheet

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
Materiale didattico Appunti delle lezioni  
Lo Biondo-Wood G, Haber J. Metodologia della ricerca infermieristica. Ed. Mc Graw Hill, Milano 2003




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