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

Medical statistics, epidemiology, informatics and research methodology - METODOLOGIA DELLA RICERCA APPLICATA ALLA PSICHIATRIA

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Name of lecturer
Francesco Amaddeo
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
TERP ROV 2^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE dal Mar 12, 2018 al May 18, 2018.

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Learning outcomes

The course objectives are to provide the student 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 type of research is interesting for the psychiatric rehabilitation therapist;
5) what tools are needed to find the scientific information useful for professional education;
6) how the quality of research and scientific studies is assessed;

At the end of the course, the student will have experienced, through small group work, to plan and to realise an epidemiological study.


1) History of psychiatry and psychiatric research;
2) Principles of psychiatric epidemiology (including planning of an epidemiological study);
3) Health Information Systems and Psychiatric Registers of Cases;
4) Use of health information systems for research;
5) Critical review of some epidemiological studies in the psychiatric field (including the critical reading of scientific articles chosen by the students themselves);
6) The methods and theory of the search for scientific information;
7) The use of search engines in general and the MEDLINE system for searching the medical literature.

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 Capitolo III del volume: "Manuale di psichiatria territoriale" a cura di Nicolò G. & Pompili E.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with open and closed questions on a scientific article chosen by the candidate


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