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

Research methodology basis and critical reading of a scientific article  (Corso Elettivo)

Course code
4S006312
Name of lecturer
Giuseppe Borzellino
Coordinator
Giuseppe Borzellino
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/18 - GENERAL SURGERY
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 aims to illustrate the methods and concepts necessary for reading and design a clinical research protocol and for the analysis and interpretation of results of clinical trials, including either descriptive or analytical observational studies and experimental studies within both medical and surgical fields. Finally, the course will focus on reading a scientific article with the aim of illustrating its definition and structure and providing the relevant information required for a critical reading of the results.

Syllabus

Clinical research: general principles and classification
Experimental clinical research
Observational studies
Diagnostic studies
The research protocol, the scientific article, the oral presentation
Critical reading of a scientific article

Assessment methods and criteria

Eligibilty based on courses attendance and critical reading of a scientific article
Dates:
-October 10th 2019 at 5.45 PM
-October 17th 2019 at 5.45 PM
-October 24th 2019 at 5.45 PM
-November 7th 2019 at 5.45 PM
-November 14th 2019 at 5.45 PM
-November 21th 2019 at 5.45 PM

Location: to be defined

Recommended for years 5 and 6.





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