# Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Vicenza)

## Evidence based nursing (2016/2017)

Course code
4S000084
Credits
4
Coordinator
Maria Elisabetta Zanolin

 Teaching is organised as follows: Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff METODOLOGIA DELL'INFERMIERISTICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE 2 MED/45-NURSING INF VI - 3° anno 1° sem Marilena Bedin STATISTICA SANITARIA E EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA 2 MED/01-MEDICAL STATISTICS INF VI - 3° anno 1° sem Maria Elisabetta Zanolin

## Learning outcomes

The teaching aims to develop student’s abilities in reading, understanding, and interpreting scientific nursing articles, concerning primary and secondary studies and been able to interpret and use the guidelines

## Syllabus

Module: STATISTICA SANITARIA E EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA
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1. The measurement in Medicine: measure scales, validity, precision, accuracy
2. Statistical variables and frequency distributions
3. How to describe the distribution of one or more variables (position and measure of variability, contigency tables and correlation)
4. Introduction to probability
5. Generalizing from sample to population: statistic inference principles (confidence intervals, tests)
6. How to evaluate the spread of a disease in human populations (incidence and prevalence)
7. How to evaluate the association between a determinant and a disease (relative risk, attributable risk, odds ratio)
8. Epidemiological study design
9. How to evaluate the validity of a diagnostic instrument

Module: METODOLOGIA DELL'INFERMIERISTICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE
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Introduction to research: the scientific method and the meaning of research in nursing.
The evidence-based nursing significance: features of a nursing evidence based practice.
Steps:
1. A question from clinical practice - Describe the difference between background and foreground questions. Identify the most suitable type of study.
2. Search in books, journals and electronic data base: formulation of keywords, use of Boolean operators and MESH.
3. Analyze the studies: guided analysis of some studies (RCT - Systematic Review - Guidelines - Qualitative study)
4. Discuss how to apply the evidence in your setting (clinical reasoning and decision making).

## Assessment methods and criteria

Module: STATISTICA SANITARIA E EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA
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The exam consists of a written test and an oral interview. The written part consists of multiple choice tests and exercises; the oral interview will mainly focus on the answers provided in the examination.

Module: METODOLOGIA DELL'INFERMIERISTICA BASATA SULLE EVIDENZE
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Writing Test

 Reference books Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note Lantieri PB, Risso D, Ravera G Elementi di Statistica Medica McGraw-Hill 2007 Jekel JF, Katz DL, Elmore JG, Wild DMG Epidemiologia, Biostatistica e Medicina Preventiva Elsevier-Masson 2009 Valsecchi MG, La Vecchia C Epidemiologia e metodologia epidemiologica clinica Accademia Nazionale in Medicina, Genova: Forum Service Editore 1999 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 Villani S, Borrelli P Excel & Statistica Medica Medea s.r.l. Pavia 2013 Lantieri PB, Risso D, Ravera G Statistica medica per le professioni sanitarie (Edizione 2) McGraw-Hill, Milano 2004

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