Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science in Healthcare Professions

Epidemiology and statistics - STATISTICA MEDICA ED EPIDEMIOLOGIA

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Name of lecturer
Maria Elisabetta Zanolin
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LMSRPS - 1° ANNO 1° SEM. dal Nov 19, 2020 al Mar 20, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide some knowledge of the subject, in order to give to the student the capacity to calculate and interpret some descriptive and inferential statistics, including those most common in the scientific literature.


Probability distribution
Normal distribution
Standard normal distribution table for computing the area under the curve

Inferential statistic
Confidence intervals
Confidence intervals with small samples: the t distribution
Introduction to the hypothesis tests
Hypothesis test of a single mean
Paired sample t-test
One-tailed and two-tailed hypothesis test
Comparison of two means
Type I and Type II errors, power of test
Correlation: Pearson correlation coefficient.
The regression analysis.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Daniel WW, Cross CL Biostatistica (Edizione 3) Edises 2019
Norman G, Streiner D Biostatistica: quello che avreste voluto sapere... (Edizione 2) Ambrosiana 2015
Verlato G, Zanolin ME Esercizi di Statistica Medica, Informatica ed Epidemiologia Libreria Cortina Editrice, Verona 2000
Swinscow TDV, Campbell MJ Le basi della Statistica per scienze bio-mediche Edizioni Minerva Medica S.p.A., Torino 2004

Assessment methods and criteria

The final evaluation of the profit will be made through a written test with exercises; if this test is passed, then an oral interview will be carried out.

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