Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science in Healthcare Professions

Applied Research Methodology (2016/2017)

Course code
4S01895
Credits
10
Coordinator
Marialuisa Gandolfi

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
RICERCA SPERIMENTALE IN RIABILITAZIONE 3 MED/34-PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE 1°anno 1°semestre LM Nicola Smania
METODOLOGIA DELLA RIABILITAZIONE BASATA SU PROVE DI EFFICACIA 2 MED/48-NURSING IN NEUROPSYCHIATRY AND REHABILITATION 1°anno 1°semestre LM Daniele Munari
DISEGNI SPERIMENTALI NELLA PRATICA CLINICA 3 MED/34-PHYSICAL AND REHABILITATION MEDICINE 1°anno 1°semestre LM Marialuisa Gandolfi
METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA 2 MED/26-NEUROLOGY 1°anno 1°semestre LM Stefano Tamburin

Learning outcomes

Module: METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA
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- Allowing students to read critically the literature on clinical trials, systematic and narrative reviews, guidelines and consensus conference
- Offer ground to set the stage for a clinical trial


Module: RICERCA SPERIMENTALE IN RIABILITAZIONE
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At the end of the course, students should have acquired basic strategies to perform a search of the literature using the common specialized search engines and not. They should have acquired the main research methods in rehabilitation with regard to different types of experimental design (single case study, RCT etc.). They should have acquired the main mode of execution of a research project and formulation of a data collection form. They will be able to transfer the data to a spreadsheet and to use simple methods of statistical analysis (graphics production, elementary analysis)


Module: METODOLOGIA DELLA RIABILITAZIONE BASATA SU PROVE DI EFFICACIA
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At the end of the course, students should have acquired basic strategies to perform a search of the literature using the common search engines. They should have acquired the main research methods in rehabilitation with regard to different types of experimental design (single case study, RCT etc.). They should have acquired the main mode of execution of a research project and formulation of a data collection form. They will be able to transfer the data to a spreadsheet and to use simple methods of statistical analysis (graphics production, elementary analysis).


Module: DISEGNI SPERIMENTALI NELLA PRATICA CLINICA
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The student will develop knowledge on the different experimental design in the field of research methodology in rehabilitation.
The student will increase knowledge on the available guidelines for the implementation of the experimental designs in the field of rehabilitation research.
The student will gain knowledge on the critical review of the literature regarding the methodology section and in particular on the choice of experimental design in rehab.

Syllabus

Module: METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA
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- EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE AND CLINICAL TRIALS: INTRODUCTION AND POSSIBLE EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
- CLINICAL TRIALS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN THE FIELD OF REHABILITATION, ISSUES RELATED TO THE CONTROL GROUP AND THE BLINDING
- CRITICAL READING OF CLINICAL TRIALS IN REHABILITATION
- REVIEWS: NARRATIVE REVISIONS AND SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS, THE METHOD OF META-ANALYSIS
- SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS AND META-ANALYSIS: PROBLEMS AND FEATURES IN REHABILITATION. CRITICAL READING OF META-ANALYSIS
• DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC GUIDELINES: CRITICAL READING OF SOME GUIDELINES IN THE FIELD OF REHABILITATION AND PROBLEMS SPECIFIC TO THIS CLINICAL SETTING
- THE METHOD OF CONSENSUS CONFERENCE: LIMITS AND ADVANTAGES IN THE FIELD OF REHABILITATION.
- THE ROLEOF EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE IN REHABILITATION: CONCLUSIONS AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT LITERATURE.


Module: RICERCA SPERIMENTALE IN RIABILITAZIONE
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Teaching the necessary knowledge to prepare a scientific research starting from 'conception of the study to the analysis and presentation of data.
In particular will be taught the following: procedures to carry out a thorough review of the scientific literature by the major search engines (PubMed, Embase, Citrix, etc); criteria for selecting the experimental design and the most appropriate assessment procedures regarding the purpose of the study; procedures for the collection of data and their organization for the purpose of statistical analysis of the data; procedures for the data processing and presentation of results by means of graphics, tables etc; ideas for writing a scientific paper.


Module: METODOLOGIA DELLA RIABILITAZIONE BASATA SU PROVE DI EFFICACIA
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The conceptual bases of research;
The process of clinical research: the experimental hypothesis
Evidence Based Medicine (EBM);
critical reading of a scientific paper: structure and analysis.
Research of networked information;
The main database in the medical-scientific field;
Guide to using PUBMED.
Design and writing of a research project
Literature review
Study Protocol
Methods of evaluation and treatment
Data analysis
statistical procedures: sample size, homogeneity, testing parametric and non-parametric
Methodology for the presentation of a research project



Module: DISEGNI SPERIMENTALI NELLA PRATICA CLINICA
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Fundamental objects for the implementation of research: PICOT
Classification and description of experimental designs in rehabilitation:
Experimental studies:
- Randomized Controlled Trials
- Cross over Studies
- Non-randomized controlled trials
Observational studies:
- Descriptive studies
- Case Studies:
° Cohort Study
° Cross-Sectional Study
° Case-control study
- Single case studies and case series

Description of the implementation of guidelines for the different types of studies:
- Lines Consort Guide
- Lines Strobe Guide
- Single homes Lines Guide
- Tidier Checklist

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA
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Presentation and critical reading of a clinical trial or a review paper


Module: RICERCA SPERIMENTALE IN RIABILITAZIONE
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Written test


Module: METODOLOGIA DELLA RIABILITAZIONE BASATA SU PROVE DI EFFICACIA
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Multiple-Choice Test Question


Module: DISEGNI SPERIMENTALI NELLA PRATICA CLINICA
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Written exam in which the student will show in-depth knowledge on the different experimental designs.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Sandrini Giorgio, Dattola Roberto Compendio di Neuroriabilitazione (Edizione 1) VERDUCI EDITORE S.R.L 2012 88-7620-861-5




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