Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Vicenza)

Propaedeutic physical and biological sciences - STATISTICA DESCRITTIVA

Course code
4S01837
Name of lecturer
Francesca Locatelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VICENZA
Period
FISIO VI 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE dal Oct 15, 2018 al Dec 21, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course is aimed at introducing the basic tools for the quantitative evaluation of biomedical problems, with the goal of preparing the students to interpret appropriately the information collected on a sample of patients. To provide the basic theoretical tools of Collection and organization of biomedical data, Graphical representation of the data and descriptive statistics.

Syllabus

Collection and organization of biomedical data:
- stages of a statistical research;
- population, sample and statistical units;
- measurement process and measurement scales;
- validity, accuracy and precision of a measuring instrument;
- absolute, relative and cumulative frequencies;
- one and two-way frequency tables.

Graphical representation of biomedical data:
- pie chart;
- bar chart;
- histogram;
- cumulative frequency polygon.

Measures of location and dispersion:
- mode;
- percentiles and median;
- simple and weighted arithmetic mean;
- range;
- interquartile range;
- deviance, variance and standard deviation;
- coefficient of variation.

An introduction to probability theory:
- definition of probability;
- axiomatic theory of probabilities;
- rules of probability calculation;
- independent and conditional probabilities.

Diagnostic and screening tests:
- sensitivity and specificity.


Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Lantieri PB, Risso D, Ravera G Elementi di Statistica Medica McGraw-Hill 2007
Verlato G, Zanolin ME Esercizi di Statistica Medica, Informatica ed Epidemiologia Libreria Cortina Editrice, Verona 2000
Glantz SA Statistica per Discipline Biomediche (Edizione 6) McGraw-Hill 2007 9788838639258

Assessment methods and criteria

The final test is a written exam with short answer questions and multiple choice questions.
The aim of the test is to verify the knowledge of all the topics discussed.
The final evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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