Master's degree in Rehabilitation Science in Healthcare Professions

Fundamentals of research in rehabilitation medicine - DISEGNI SPERIMENTALI NELLA PRATICA CLINICA

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Name of lecturer
Marialuisa Gandolfi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
LMSRPS - 1° ANNO 2° SEM. dal Apr 16, 2020 al Jun 27, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The student will develop knowledge on the different experimental design in the field of research methodology in rehabilitation.
The student will increase knowledge on the available guidelines for the implementation of the experimental designs in the field of rehabilitation research.
The student will gain knowledge on the critical review of the literature regarding the methodology section and in particular on the choice of experimental design in rehabilitation.


Guidelines for the implementation of research: PICOT
Classification and description of experimental designs in rehabilitation:
Experimental studies:
- Randomized Controlled Trials
- Cross over Studies
- Non-randomized controlled trials
Observational studies:
- Descriptive studies
- Case Studies:
° Cohort Study
° Cross-Sectional Study
° Case-control study
- Single case studies and case series

Description of the implementation of guidelines for the different types of studies:
- Consort Guidelines
- Strobe Guidelines
- Guidelines for Single Studies
- Tidier Checklist

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Pomponio G., Colosso A. EBM e metodologia della ricerca per le professioni sanitarie CG Edizioni Medico Scientifiche. Torino 2005
CONSORT – CONsolidated Standards Of Reporting Trials. The CONSORT Statement 2010

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam in which the student will show in-depth knowledge on the different experimental designs.

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