Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science in Healthcare Professions

Epidemiology and statistics (2016/2017)

Course code
4S01896
Credits
8
Coordinator
Maria Elisabetta Zanolin
Other available courses

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
STATISTICA PER LA RICERCA SPERIMENTALE 2 SECS-S/02-STATISTICS FOR EXPERIMENTAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH 1°anno 1°semestre LM Maria Elisabetta Zanolin
METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA SOCIALE 2 SECS-S/05-SOCIAL STATISTICS 1°anno 1°semestre LM Mauro Niero
STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA 2 MED/01-MEDICAL STATISTICS 1°anno 1°semestre LM Maria Elisabetta Zanolin
SISTEMI DI GESTIONE INFORMATIZZATA DEI DATI NELLE ORGANIZZAZIONI 2 ING-INF/05-INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS 1°anno 1°semestre LM Davide Adamoli

Learning outcomes

Module: SISTEMI DI GESTIONE INFORMATIZZATA DEI DATI NELLE ORGANIZZAZIONI
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Give an advanced knowledge and metodology of information systems used in enterprises and database implementation.
Implement an actual database throgh an office application.


Module: STATISTICA PER LA RICERCA SPERIMENTALE
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Module: STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA
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The course aims to provide some knowledge of the subject, in order to give to the student the capacity to calculate and interpret some descriptive and inferential statistics, including those most common in the scientific literature.


Module: METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA SOCIALE
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Syllabus

Module: SISTEMI DI GESTIONE INFORMATIZZATA DEI DATI NELLE ORGANIZZAZIONI
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Data, information and computer representation of information. Binary logic and advanced server architecture used in organizations: RAID technology, business continuity, disaster recovery.
Project of a database: requirements analysis, conceptual project, logical project, implementation.
ER Entity-Relationship model.
Redundancy and integrity in a database.
Implemetation of a database: SQL language, SQL query.
Examples and exercises.
Utilization of opensource "Base" application in the Open/Libre Office suite and implementaion. Students can choose also Microsoft Access.
Italian legislative decree n.196/2003 and B annex: personal data handling and data security. Holder, Responsible, Appointee of data handling. Minimum security measures.


Module: STATISTICA PER LA RICERCA SPERIMENTALE
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Module: STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA
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Probability distribution
Normal distribution
Standard normal distribution table for computing the area under the curve

Inferential statistic
Confidence intervals
Confidence intervals with small samples: the t distribution
Introduction to the hypothesis tests
Hypothesis test of a single mean
Paired sample t-test
One-tailed and two-tailed hypothesis test
Comparison of two means
Type I and Type II errors, power of test
Correlation: Pearson correlation coefficient.
The regression analysis.




Module: METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA SOCIALE
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Assessment methods and criteria

Module: SISTEMI DI GESTIONE INFORMATIZZATA DEI DATI NELLE ORGANIZZAZIONI
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Written exam and oral presentation of a database project.


Module: STATISTICA PER LA RICERCA SPERIMENTALE
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Module: STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA
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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.


Module: METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA SOCIALE
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Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Jekel JF, Katz DL, Elmore JG, Wild DMG Epidemiologia, Biostatistica e Medicina Preventiva Elsevier-Masson 2009
Verlato G, Zanolin ME Esercizi di Statistica Medica, Informatica ed Epidemiologia Libreria Cortina Editrice, Verona 2000
Colton T Statistica in medicina Piccin Editore, Padova 1991
Fowler J, Jarvis P, Chevannes M Statistica per le Professioni Sanitarie EdiSES srl, Napoli 2006




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