Master's degree in Nursing and Obstetrics (Verona)

Epidemiology and statistics - STATISTICA PER LA RICERCA SPERIMENTALE

Course code
4S01896
Name of lecturer
Maria Elisabetta Zanolin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Other available courses
Academic sector
SECS-S/02 - STATISTICS FOR EXPERIMENTAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1°anno 1°semestre dal Nov 11, 2015 al Mar 12, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

1°anno 1°semestre

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to make students able to: use and interpret the main measures of frequency and association in the epidemiological field; recognize and critically assess the main study design

Syllabus

Programming and analysis of research in the health field
• The objects of the observational research (outcome, occurrence parameter, determinant)
• Measure of disease in the human collective (incidence, cumulative incidence, prevalence)
• Measurement of the association (attributable risk, relative risk, Odds Ratio)
• Confounding, effect modifiers and Bias
• Classification and design of health studies (cross sectional studies, cohort studies, case-control studies, clinical trial)

• Quantitative research in Health care
• Diagnostic and screening tests: sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value of a screening test
• Ethical principles for research involving humans
• Guidelines for a good practice in research

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Lopalco, Pier Luigi e Tozzi, Alberto Eugenio Epidemiologia facile Il pensiero scientifico 2003 ISBN 88-490-0081-2
Verlato G, Zanolin ME Esercizi di Statistica Medica, Informatica ed Epidemiologia Libreria Cortina Editrice, Verona 2000
Lilienfield A, Lilienfield DE Fondamenti di Epidemiologia. (Edizione 1) Piccin 1986

Assessment methods and criteria

The final evaluation of the profit will be made through a written test with exercises; if this test is passed, then an oral interview will be carried out.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016






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