Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics

Behavioural Sciences and Scientific Methodology (2020/2021)

Course code
4S02633
Credits
13

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
DIDATTICA E PEDAGOGIA SPECIALE 1 M-PED/03-METHODOLOGIES OF TEACHING AND SPECIAL EDUCATION LEZIONI 1° SEMESTRE 1° ANNO Fabio Corsi
STATISTICA MEDICA 4 MED/01-MEDICAL STATISTICS LEZIONI 1° SEMESTRE 1° ANNO Maria Elisabetta Zanolin
PSICOLOGIA GENERALE 2 M-PSI/01-GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY LEZIONI 1° SEMESTRE 1° ANNO Massimo Girelli
INFORMATICA 4 INF/01-INFORMATICS LEZIONI 1° SEMESTRE 1° ANNO Ancora Da Definire
STORIA DELLA MEDICINA 2 MED/02-MEDICAL HISTORY LEZIONI 1° SEMESTRE 1° ANNO Nicolo Nicoli Aldini

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to deepen the pedagogical and educational meanings and issues, referable to subjects with special educational needs; to introduce to the neurobiological and neurophysiological correlates of human cognitive functions and to the neuropsychological evidence of deficit of cognitive functions following focal brain lesions. The course also offers a path of critical knowledge of the historical development of medicine and medical-biological thought from antiquity to the present, with particular reference to the understanding of the principles that underlie the scientific methodology. It provides the basic theoretical tools of quantitative medicine illustrating techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as basic concepts of computer science, such as algorithm, code and encoding, programming language, computer architecture. This course displays meanings and educational paths about special needs subjects, to improve more suitable strategies in professional actions. Moreover, students will may be called to meet new cultural and conceptual job patterns. At the end, they will be able to know how to apply or improve resources in inclusive processes; know the "core" of special education, by pratical knowledge; explore innovative visions and dimensions to improve inclusive processes, in various professional realities; master different methods and strategies about surgery with special needs people. INFORMATICS MODULE Educational objectives The course aims to introduce students to the basic concepts of computer science, such as the concepts of algorithm, code and coding, programming language, architecture of a calculator. GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY MODULE Educational objectives Neurobiological and neurophysiological correlates of human cognitive functions. Neurospychological evidence of cognitive function deficits as a result of focal cerebral lesions. MEDICAL STATISTICS MODULE The course aims to introduce the basic theoretical tools of Quantitative Medicine. The course points to prepare students to: - describe, interpret and communicate appropriately the information gathered on a collective of patients (or other experimental units); - assess the reliability of the measurements in the biomedical field, in terms of sensitivity, specificity, accuracy and precision; - generalize the observations collected on a limited number of subjects to the population of origin using elementary inferential techniques - read critically the articles of the biomedical area MEDICAL HISTORY MODULE To obtain a critical knowledge of the historical evolution of medical and biological sciences from the antiquity until the current time, with special attention to the principles of the scientific method. The course encompass also a section about the history of dentistry and related disciplines. The program is divided in two main sections: General section: Epochs, events and figures in the history of medicine Special section: History of dentistry

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Cacciari Papagno Psicologia Generale e Neuroscienze Cognitive (Edizione 1) Il Mulino 2006 88-15-11057-7




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