Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Evidence-based medicine: clinicals trials, systematic reivews, meta-analyses and guideline development  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
4S008512
Name of lecturers
Corrado Barbui, Marianna Purgato
Coordinator
Corrado Barbui
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/25 - PSYCHIATRY MED/50 - APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
1° semestre dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 10, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course will define the main methodological characteristics of evidence-based medicine. In particular, it will introduce randomized and non-randomized clinical trials, systematic reviews using Cochrane methodology, and meta-analyses. Participants will be provided with basic skills for the use of software for data management and analysis, and quality appraisal. The process for producing systematic reviews and meta-analyses will be framed within the development of evidence-based guidelines.

Syllabus

What is evidence-based medicine
The methodology of clinical trials
Systematic reviews of randomized clinical trials: from the protocol to the publication of results
Systematic reviews of non-randomized clinical trials: from the protocol to the publication of results
Producing and disseminating evidence-based guidelines

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Cochrane Collaboration Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Cochrane 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

Based on attendance.

Lessons will be held at:
Biblioteca della Sezione di Psichiatria, Palazzina di Psicosomatica (Centro OMS), Ospedale Policlinico GB Rossi.

Dates:
9 Ottobre 2019 ore 17,30 (2 ore)
16 Ottobre 2019 ore 17,30 (2 ore)
23 Ottobre 2019 ore 17,30 (2 ore)
30 Ottobre 2019 ore 17,30 (2 ore)
6 Novembre 2019 ore 17,30 (2 ore)





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