Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Vicenza)

Evidence based nursing - STATISTICA SANITARIA E EPIDEMIOLOGIA CLINICA

Course code
4S000084
Name of lecturer
Maria Elisabetta Zanolin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VICENZA
Period
INF VI - 3° anno 1° sem dal Oct 14, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course of Health Statistics and Clinical Epidemiology aims to provide the necessary tools to apply Medicine in a quantitative way, taking into account the biological variability, to evaluate the spread of disease in the human population and the related risk factors.

Syllabus

1. The measurement in Medicine: measure scales, validity, precision, accuracy
2. Statistical variables and frequency distributions
3. How to describe the distribution of one or more variables (position and measure of variability, contigency tables and correlation)
4. Introduction to probability
5. Generalizing from sample to population: statistic inference principles (confidence intervals, tests)
6. How to evaluate the spread of a disease in human populations (incidence and prevalence)
7. How to evaluate the association between a determinant and a disease (relative risk, attributable risk, odds ratio)
8. Epidemiological study design
9. How to evaluate the validity of a diagnostic instrument

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Dunn G, Everitt B Biostatistica Clinica Il pensiero scientifico editore 1999
K.J. Rothman Epidemiologia Idelson-Gnocchi 2007
Verlato G, Zanolin ME Esercizi di Statistica Medica, Informatica ed Epidemiologia Libreria Cortina Editrice, Verona 2000
Villani S, Borrelli P Excel & Statistica Medica Medea s.r.l. Pavia 2013
Fowler J, Jarvis P, Chevannes M Statistica per le Professioni Sanitarie EdiSES srl, Napoli 2006

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a written test and an oral interview. The written part consists of multiple choice tests and exercises; the oral interview will mainly focus on the answers provided in the examination.





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