Bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene (Rovereto)

Information Technology

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Riccardo Pertile
Riccardo Pertile
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Lezioni 1 Anno 1 semestre CLID ROV dal Oct 12, 2020 al Dec 19, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

knowledge of the role of information technology in health facilities and its uses for descriptive and summary purposes, management, public health, surveillance and epidemiological evaluation. Learn how to use the Microsoft Office program, especially Excel for data analysis, Word for creating an Index/Summary and Mail Merge, PowerPoint for the summary presentation of data (tables and graphs), and research studies.


The database: data cleaning and preparation of the working data file. Criteria for processing, representation and dissemination of health data. Synthetic representations of data: frequency distributions, graphs, indices of centrality and variability. Practical exercises using Microsoft Excel.
Using Microsoft Word to format a text file. Practical exercises on creating a Table of Contents in Word and the Union Printing tool.
The help of PowerPoint to present data and research studies.
Illustration of current health informative flows and their IT management (focus on examples of current informative flows). Integrated use of health informative flows and health datasets. Examples of literature and applications in the Provincial Health Services Agency.
Individual work on the calculation of indicators from a population database (

Assessment methods and criteria

The course exam consists in the resolution of two / three practical exercises at the PC, one with the use of Microsoft Excel, the other/s with PowerPoint and/or Word.

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