Master's degree in Nursing and Obstetrics (Bolzano)

Research methodology applied to health settings - RICERCA CLINICA E SPERIMENTALE

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Alessandra Milani
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LMSIO BZ - 2° ANNO 1° SEM. dal Oct 3, 2019 al Feb 8, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

Define the experimental clinical research and the different phases of the clinical experimentation
Identify the different study designs related to different phases of clinical trials
Identify nursing and obstetric aspects in clinical trials
Illustrate the perspective of the patient enrolled in clinical study
Outline the elements that contribute to the success of a clinical trial and possible errors/bias.
Interpret the results of clinical research analyzing the methodology used
Argue research results considering the clinical significance next to the statistical significance


From the hypothesis to the research
1. What is the experimental clinical research
2. The different study designs applied to the different phases of clinical reserach
3. Italian panorama of clinical trials
4. Nursing and obstetric aspects in clinical trials
5. Possible bias in the conduction of the experimental clinical research
6. Tools used in experimental clinical research

From the hypothesis to the use of published data
1. Retrace in an article the aspects seen in the implementation of the research
2. Evaluation of the adequacy of study designs with respect to the objective and not in absolute terms
3. Statistical significance and clinical significance
4. Clinical significance in nursing research
5. Clinical interpretation of research results in different sources

The patient's point of view in experimental clinical research

Assessment methods and criteria

the exam will be written with questions on the clinical research theory and exercises based on the interpretation of published data.

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