Bachelor's degree in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Techniques (to qualify as a psychiatric rehabilitation expert)(Rovereto)

Medical statistics, epidemiology, informatics and research methodology (2020/2021)

Course code
4S000206
Credits
8

Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA EPIDEMIOLOGICA 2 SECS-S/02-STATISTICS FOR EXPERIMENTAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL RESEARCH TERP 2A2S Rocco Micciolo
METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA APPLICATA ALLA PSICHIATRIA 2 MED/25-PSYCHIATRY TERP 2A2S Francesco Amaddeo
STATISTICA MEDICA 2 MED/01-MEDICAL STATISTICS TERP 2A2S Lucia Cazzoletti
INFORMATICA APPLICATA 2 INF/01-INFORMATICS TERP 2A2S Riccardo Pertile

Learning outcomes

The main objective of the course is to provide the basic knowledge for the use of the main operating systems and their applications and to acquire the fundamental notions and statistical methodology useful for identifying, understanding and interpreting biomedical phenomena and for the statistical analysis of data for to plan and carry out an epidemiological study. APPLIED INFORMATICS MODULE Training objectives: Creation and management of a database through the Excel program with the aim of identifying the statistical analyzes most suited to the type of variables and the field of study. Use of indicators and tools for descriptive and bivariate statistical analysis with Excel. Basic epidemiology knowledge. MODULE METHODOLOGY OF RESEARCH APPLIED TO PSYCHIATRY Training objectives: The objectives of the course are to provide students with the tools to understand: 1) what is research in the social-health field; 2) what types of research can be done in psychiatry; 3) what is epidemiological research; 4) what kind of research interests the psychiatric rehabilitation therapist; 5) which tools are needed to find the scientific information useful for professional updating; 6) how to evaluate the quality of research and scientific studies; At the end of the course, the student will have experienced, through work in small groups, planning and carrying out an epidemiological study. MODULE METHODOLOGY OF EPIDEMIOLOGICAL RESEARCH Educational objectives: The course aims to provide the main basic methodological elements of epidemiology that can help the student in understanding the frequency, distribution and causes of diseases. MEDICAL STATISTICAL MODULE Training objectives: The course covers the fundamental concepts of medical statistics, in particular descriptive statistics, and an introduction to inferential statistics, concepts of hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. At the end of the course students should be able to: • describe the data, by means of measures of central tendency and variability; • interpret and communicate appropriately information regarding a group of experimental or patient units, collected in the context of clinical or epidemiological research in relation to biomedical phenomena; • knowing how to construct and interpret a graphic representation of the collected data; • understand the fundamentals of statistical inference to a) correctly interpret the meaning of the confidence intervals of a parameter (average, proportion); b) understand the use and interpret the level of significance (p-value); • being able to read and interpret the statistical results present in the medical literature. Although formulas and computational methods are also presented, particular attention will be paid to data interpretation.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Amaddeo F. & Grigoletti L. Epidemiologia della Psichiatria Territoriale Pacini Editore SpA - Pisa 2012 978-88-6315-433-7
Tansella M. Epidemiologia e psichiatria clinica. In Trattato Italiano di Psichiatria, Vol. 1, 2a ed. (a cura di G.B. Cassano et al.), pp. 151-166. Masson: Milano 1999
Amaddeo F., Bonizzato P., Tansella M. I costi delle malattie mentali e la valutazione economica dell'assistenza psichiatrica. In Trattato Italiano di Psichiatria, Vol. 3, 2a ed. (a cura di G.B. Cassano et al.), pp. 3743-3762. Masson: Milano 1999
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
Dancey CP, Reidy JG, Rowe R Statistica per le scienze mediche Piccin Nuova Libraria S.p.A. 2016 978-88-299-2765-4




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