Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Research methodology basis and critical reading of a scientific article  (Corso Elettivo)

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Name of lecturer
Giuseppe Borzellino
Giuseppe Borzellino
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
1° semestre dal Oct 1, 2020 al Dec 23, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to illustrate the methods and concepts necessary for reading and design a clinical research protocol and for the analysis and interpretation of results of clinical trials, including both observational studies and experimental studies within both medical and surgical fields. Finally, the course will focus on reading a scientific article with the aim of illustrating its definition and structure and providing the relevant information required for a critical reading of the results.


Clinical research: general principles and classification
Methodology basis and hypothesis testing
Experimental clinical research
Observational studies
Scientific article structure
Critical reading of a scientific article

Assessment methods and criteria

Eligibility based on courses attendance and critical reading of a scientific article
-October 14th 2020 at 5.30 PM
-October 21st 2020 at 5.30 PM
-October 28th 2020 at 5.30 PM
-November 11th 2020 at 5.30 PM
-November 18th 2020 at 5.30 PM
-December 2nd 2020 at 5.30 PM

Location: via zoom, link will be provided by mail
Recommended for years 5 and 6

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