Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science in Healthcare Professions

Research methodology in rehabilitation - METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA TRASLAZIONALE

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Name of lecturer
Christian Geroin
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LMSRPS - 2° ANNO 1° SEM. dal Oct 3, 2019 al Feb 8, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

-To understand the meaning of "translational research" and learn basic knowledge for writing a research proposals in the context of rehabilitation medicine.


The program is to:
- Understand the meaning of "translational research" in the context of rehabilitation medicine.
- Understand the resources needed to implement the EBP in clinical practice.
- Discriminate the different models for the application of EBP.
- Understand the research questions in clinical studies.
- Discriminate between experimental and non-sperimetal research.
- Discuss the historical phases of ethics codes.
- Discuss possible ethical issues in research and clinical practice.
- Discuss the three ethics principle listed in the Belmont's report and related implications for clinical practice.
- Identify the procedures for submitting research protocols to the Ethic committees.
- Describe how to formulate a research question.
- Describe the framework and aims of quantitative research project.
- Descrive the meaning of research hypothesis and discriminate among the different typologies (directional Vs non-directional).
- Describe the study designs of a quantitative study.
- Identify the methods to control bias and confounding factors.
- Understand the factor that may compromise the validity of quantitative studies.
- Critical evaluation of design, methods and variables in a quantitative study.
- Discriminate between probabilistic and non-probabilist sampling and understand advantages and disadvantages.
- Evaluate the appropriateness of sampling methods e the sample size used in a study.
- Describe the different modalities to gather data in the clinical research (self-reports, questionnaires).
- Describe the psychometric characteristics of measures (clinical scales) such as reliability, validity, responsiveness.
- Describe the quality of instrumental measurements.
- Understand the statistical analysis employed in research studies (i.e. descriptive analysis parametric, non parametric test, ANOVA, t-test..).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Polit DF, Beck CT. Edizione italiana a cura di Palese A. Fondamenti di Ricerca Infermieristica (Edizione 2) McGraw-Hill Education 2018

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and oral exam

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