Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Research methodology basis and critical reading of a scientific article  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Giuseppe Borzellino
Giuseppe Borzellino
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1° semestre dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 10, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to illustrate the methods and concepts necessary for reading and design a clinical research protocol and for the analysis and interpretation of results of clinical trials, including either descriptive or analytical observational studies and experimental studies within both medical and surgical fields. Finally, the course will focus on reading a scientific article with the aim of illustrating its definition and structure and providing the relevant information required for a critical reading of the results.


Clinical research: general principles and classification
Methodology basis and hypothesis testing
Experimental clinical research
Observational studies
Scientific article structure
Critical reading of a scientific article

Assessment methods and criteria

Eligibilty based on courses attendance and critical reading of a scientific article
-October 10th 2019 at 5.45 PM
-October 17th 2019 at 5.45 PM
-October 24th 2019 at 5.45 PM
-November 7th 2019 at 5.45 PM
-November 14th 2019 at 5.45 PM
-November 21th 2019 at 5.45 PM

Location: to be defined

Recommended for years 5 and 6.

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