# Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy (to qualify as a speech and language therapist)

### Statistical methods - STATISTICA MEDICA E EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA

Course code
4S000162
Name of lecturer
Maria Elisabetta Zanolin
Coordinator
Maria Elisabetta Zanolin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
LOGO 2^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE dal Jan 8, 2018 al Feb 28, 2018.

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## Learning outcomes

The course aims to make students able to: describe and interpret the informations about a set of data; know and interpret the main measures of frequency and association in the epidemiological field.

## Syllabus

MEDICAL STATISTICS
• Collection and presentation of data: measurement, types of variables and measurement scales; sensitivity and specificity of a measurement procedure; one-way and two-way tables; absolute and relative frequencies; cumulative frequencies.
• Measure of position: mode, median, quantiles, reference range, arithmetic and weighted mean.
• Measures of spread: range, standard deviation, coefficient of variation, interquartile range.

EPIDEMIOLOGY
• Introduction to epidemiology: definition of epidemiology; outcome, occurrence parameter, determinant.
• Measure of occurrence: incidence, cumulative incidence, prevalence.
• Measure of association: attributable risk, relative risk, odds ratio; confounding and effect modifiers.
• Diagnostic and screening tests: sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value of a screening test.
• Design of Health studies: introduction to cross sectional studies, cohort studies, case-control studies, clinical trial

∗ Lantieri PB, Risso D, Ravera G (2007) Statistica. McGraw-Hill Libri Italia srl: Milano
∗ Swinscow TDV, Campbell MJ. Le basi della Statistica per scienze bio-mediche. Edizioni Minerva Medica S.p.A., Torino, 2004.
∗ Fowler J, Jarvis P, Chevannes M (2006) Statistica per le professioni sanitarie. EdiSES srl, Napoli
∗ Verlato G, Zanolin ME (2000) Esercizi di Statistica Medica, Informatica ed Epidemiologia. Editrice Libreria Cortina Verona.
∗ Lopalco PL, Tozzi AE. Epidemiologia facile.(2003) Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore, Roma.

 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 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

## Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with multiple-choice tests and exercises; if this test is passed, then an oral interview will be carried out (optional).

## STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018

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