Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science in Healthcare Professions

Research methodology in rehabilitation - LOGICA E FILOSOFIA DELLA SCIENZA

Course code
4S006185
Name of lecturer
Sara Patuzzo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
M-FIL/02 - LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
LMSRPS - 2° ANNO 1° SEM. dal Oct 3, 2019 al Feb 8, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

1) Learning the logic rules in order to develop a correct reasoning.
2) Using language in a valid and conscious way.
3) Learning differences between deductive and inductive reasoning.
4) Knowing how to calculate the probability assessment.
5) Writing a scientific paper.
6) Considering the fundamental epistemological issues with special regard to rehabilitation sanitary sciences.
7) Learning and applying the scientific method.
8) Considering limits of scientific knowledge also related to rehabilitation sanitary sciences.

Syllabus

LOGIC
Definition of Logic
Short story of Logic
Uses and functions of language
Informal fallacies of relevance
Informal fallacies of ambiguity
Deductive reasoning and related fallacies
Inductive reasoning and calculation of probability
Writing a scientific paper

PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Epistemology: the scientific method
Non-conventional practices
Limits of scientific knowledge

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
IRVING M. COPI, CARL COHEN Introduzione alla logica Il Mulino 1999

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral test





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