CODE 67826 ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024 CREDITS 3 cfu anno 1 9285 (LM/SNT2) - GENOVA SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-S/02 LANGUAGE Italian TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA SEMESTER 1° Semester MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di: POPULATION AND HEALTH STATISTICS / EPIDEMIOLOGY TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB AIMS AND CONTENT AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES The teaching of statistics linked to experimental research will allow master's graduates to organize and manage with mastery the techniques and procedures of health management, respecting their own and others' skills. In particular, the student must be able to quantitatively measure the spread of a disease by calculating the prevalence and incidence, assess the impact on health of risk factors, by calculating attributable risk, relative risk and odds ratio and also being able to describe the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of the main types of epidemiological studies (cross-sectional, cohort, case-control). TEACHING METHODS The course is held through lectures. and theoretical and practical lessons during which exercises will be proposed. In particular, the exercises will be carried out with the help of free statistical software Jamovi. Students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs certification are strongly encouraged to contact the teachers at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching methods which, respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory instruments. SYLLABUS/CONTENT 1-EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STATISTICS Observational and clinical epidemiology 2-HEALTH EVENTS Population and groups at risk (relative risk) 3-STUDIES ON RISK Descriptive observational studies. Analytical observational studies. Experimental studies 4-SCREENING TEST AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTS Evaluation of sensitivity, specificity, predictive values. Accuracy and precision of measurements. Diagnosis and clinical decision making RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY Martin Bland - Statistica Medica - Apogeo Education - Maggioli Editore Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Carlo La Vecchia EPIDEMIOLOGIA E METODOLOGIA EPIDEMIOLOGICA CLINICA Accademia Nazionale di medicina Genova TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD ALESSIO SIGNORI Ricevimento: Professor is available by appointment. For contact, please email email@example.com. Exam Board MAURO COSTAGLI (President) SEBASTIANO LA MAESTRA ALESSIO SIGNORI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course) LESSONS LESSONS START Please see "Lesson timetable" Class schedule STATISTICS FOR EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH EXAMS EXAM DESCRIPTION Verification of learning takes place in written form as part of the verification of the Integrated Course of which the discipline "Statistics for experimental research" is part. Exam dates will be published on Aulaweb. The exams of the integrated courses are held in the Genoa university in a single moment and the Examination Commissions, chaired by the Coordinators of the integrated courses or by their delegates, must be composed in accordance with the provisions of Article 29 c.5 and c. 6 of the University Didactic Regulations. As per the Degree Course's Didactic Regulations, exams can only be taken in the periods dedicated to this and called exam sessions. The moments of verification usually cannot coincide with the periods in which the training activities take place. ASSESSMENT METHODS The written exam consists of about 15 multiple-choice tests from 5 possible answers, an epidemiology problem with a free answer and a problem that verifies the ability to reason and apply the acquired knowledge and problem solving skills. The answers provided in the assignment can later be discussed with the student. Students with SLD or with other regularly certified special educational needs will be able to agree with the teacher the written or oral modality, by contacting the teachers at least 10 days before the exam. They can also take advantage of 30% additional time.