Master's degree in Nursing and Obstetrics (Verona)

Epidemiology and statistics - STATISTICA PER LA RICERCA SPERIMENTALE

Course code
4S01896
Name of lecturer
Maria Elisabetta Zanolin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
SECS-S/02 - STATISTICS FOR EXPERIMENTAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1°anno 1°semestre LMSIO dal Nov 13, 2017 al Jan 17, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to make students able to: use and interpret the main measures of frequency and association in the epidemiological field; recognize and critically assess the main study design

Syllabus

• Programming and analysis of research in the health field
• The objects of the observational research (outcome, occurrence parameter, determinant)
• Measure of disease in the human collective (incidence, cumulative incidence, prevalence)
• Measurement of the association (attributable risk, relative risk, Odds Ratio)
• Confounding, effect modifiers and Bias
• Classification and design of health studies (cross sectional studies, cohort studies, case-control studies, clinical trial)

• Quantitative research in Health care
• Diagnostic and screening tests: sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value of a screening test
• Ethical principles for research involving humans
• Guidelines for a good practice in research

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Jekel JF, Katz DL, Elmore JG, Wild DMG Epidemiologia, Biostatistica e Medicina Preventiva Elsevier-Masson 2009
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 evaluation of the profit will be made through a written test with exercises; if this test is passed, then an oral interview will be carried out.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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