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CODE 67467
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The medical statistics course introduces the methodology of clinical research. The core topic of the course will focus on clinical trials and evidence-based medicine. Students will be introduced into the world of scientific articles, able to understand the results of clinical trials and to interpret the statistical terminology that accompanies them. The aim of the course is to give a glimpse of the research world and provide the tools for accessing it.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The variability of biological, clinical, laboratory, social and environmental. Measurement error.

Statistical nature of the observations.

Frequencies absolute, relative, percentage.

Collection, organization and representation of data.

Synthesis of data: indices of central tendency (medium analytical and location, quantiles) and dispersion indices.

Overview of probability theory: conditional probabilities and independence criterion, the principles of the sum and product.

Probability distributions: Gaussian distribution.

General aspects of statistical inference: population and sample. Confidence intervals of averages and percentages.

Statistical evaluations in the classification of a diagnostic test.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to convey to the student the following capabilities:

reading and understanding of the maximum results of the scientific literature, with particular reference to controlled clinical trials.

Knowing the process of publication of scientific articles

Understanding the meaning of the statistical tests in the scientific  works 

Understanding the meaning of the diagnostic test characteristics

Knowing how to interpret the results of a meta-analysis

TEACHING METHODS

The lesson is divided into 32 hours of training activities, including 28 hours of classroom lessons on all subjects in the program and 4 hours of practical exercises with reading of scientific articles, research presentations and seminars. All that is presented in the classroom will be subject to examination.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Scientific articles and EBM.

The randomized clinical trial.

The stages of clinical trials.

The meta analysis.

Effects of treatment effects.

Tst diagnostics and their features.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All the lessons (slides / articles) will be put on the Classroom. Lessons will be provided. There is no reference text.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

STEFANO BENEDICENTI (President)

CARLO PESCE (President)

ANGELA TESTI (President)

FILIPPO ANSALDI

MARIA PIA SORMANI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Lunedi 6 marzo ore 16.

Class schedule

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EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

A written exam with open questions

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The assessment will be conducted by evaluating the content of the answers, to evaluate if the student has understood the main concepts. Each module will have a scor and the final score will be the weighted mean of the single scores. The wheights are the CFU of each module.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
16/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto L'appello di Metodologie in medicina si svolgerà alle h 14 del 16 Gennaio 2024 nell'Aula 6 - Edificio 6 - Polo didattico Alberti
14/02/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto L'appello di Metodologie in medicina si svolgerà alle h 14 del 14 Febbraio 2024 nell'Aula A - Edificio 14 (ex igiene) Via A. Pastore 1
18/04/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto il pre-appello di Metodologie in medicina si svolgerà alle h 14 del 18 Aprile 2024 nell'Aula 2 e Aula 3-4 - Polo didattico biomedico (ex Saiwa)
19/06/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto L'appello del 19/06/2024 di METODOLOGIE IN MEDICINA nell' Aula 3-4 - Polo didattico biomedico (ex Saiwa) alle h 14
23/07/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto L'appello di Metodologie in medicina si svolgerà nell'Aula 3-4 - Polo didattico biomedico (ex Saiwa) alle h 14
30/09/2024 14:00 GENOVA Scritto L'appello di Metodologie in medicina si svolgerà nell'Aula 3-4 - Polo didattico biomedico (ex Saiwa) alle h. 14