# Master's degree in Nursing and Obstetrics (Verona)

### Epidemiology and statistics - STATISTICA MEDICA E EPIDEMIOLOGIA

Course code
4S01896
Name of lecturer
Alessandro Marcon
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1°anno 1°semestre LMSIO dal Nov 13, 2017 al Jan 17, 2018.

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## Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide students with basic skills in inferential statistics applied to quantitative variables in the biomedical field. The course also includes a review of the main descriptive statistics. At the end of the course students will be able to calculate and interpret some descriptive and inferential statistics that are commonly used in scientific literature.

## Syllabus

DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS. Measurement and measurement scales. Frequency distributions. Measures of central tendency and variability. Joint distribution of two qualitative variables.
THEORETICAL PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTIONS. Random variables. Normal distribution. Use of the standard normal distribution.
SAMPLING. Population and statistical sample. Sampling distribution of an estimator: the sampling mean.
STATISTICAL INFERENCE. Confidence interval. Test of hypothesis. Test of hypothesis significance. Student's t test for independent samples.

 Reference books Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note Verlato G, Zanolin ME Esercizi di Statistica Medica, Informatica ed Epidemiologia Libreria Cortina Editrice, Verona 2000 Colton T Statistica in medicina Piccin Editore, Padova 1991 Lantieri PB, Risso D, Ravera G Statistica medica per le professioni sanitarie (Edizione 2) McGraw-Hill, Milano 2004 Glantz SA Statistica per Discipline Biomediche (Edizione 6) McGraw-Hill 2007 9788838639258

## Assessment methods and criteria

The final test is a written exam including both multiple-choice questions and open questions. The aim of the test is to assess the knowledge of the topics discussed and the ability to interpret some descriptive and inferential statistics. The final evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.

## STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018

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