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CODE 106467
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/05
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide students with the tools to plan a study and apply the results in clinical practice: know the objectives and areas of application of the various types of research, know how to classify the sources of biomedical information, know the design, objectives and main bases of observational and experimental study, learn methods and tools of the process that lead from the research question to the study design.

At the end of the course the student will have acquired the tools and knowledge necessary to carry out a systematic review of the literature, will have acquired the tools necessary to critically analyze a scientific article and apply the results to clinical practice and the knowledge necessary to structure and design a study using different research approaches consistent with the defined goal.

TEACHING METHODS

Theoretical lessons (16 hours of training) on the topics covered by the program, with interaction and practice in the classroom

In the event of a health emergency, lessons will be held according to the University directives

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

General section (Nicola Traverso)

The philosophy of science: definition and historical basis; the scientific method; the methods of reasoning (abduction, deduction, induction); the syllogism; so-called “truth determination methods”; statistical correlations and causal correlations; epistemology; concept of methodology.

Pure and applied research: differences and integrations.

Method phases: identification of the problem as a lack of knowledge; background learning; hypothesis formulation; research design; choice of methodologies; data collection and analysis; comparison with the initial hypothesis; any new hypotheses.

The communication of scientific data.

Example of a research project.

 

Applied part (Anna Lisa Furfaro)  

- Research and scientific research concept

- Definition of method and scientific method

- Research methodology: from the idea to the drafting of a project, to the writing of a scientific article, to the presentation of data at a congress (poster, oral communication)

- Importance of scientific background and literature review for drafting a project/article

- Tools to carry out a careful and good review of the literature: how to carry out a bibliographic survey, search engines

- Bibliometric indexes: databases (Scopus-WOS); impact factor journals; h-index authors; article citations

- Concept of idea: feasibility, novelty, ethics, relevance

- Question concept: Examples of question categories in health research

- How to write an abstract for a congress and prepare a poster or an oral communication

- How to write a scientific article

- How to write a science project

 

- Practical part: preparation of a paper (abstract for a scientific conference, review, original scientific article)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Educational material will be provided by the teachers

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MAURIZIO BRUSCHI (President)

ANNA LISA FURFARO (President)

MAURO COSTAGLI

ALESSANDRA PULLIERO

ANNA MARIA SPAGNOLO

NICOLA TRAVERSO (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

First semester of the current academic year

Class schedule

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EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam takes place through an interview with the student on the topics covered by the teacher in class. The student will also be asked to simulate a research plan on a topic of his/her choice.

In the event of a health emergency, the exams will be held according to the University directives

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The verification of learning takes place through the final oral exam, which aims to ascertain the effective acquisition by the student of the expected learning outcomes.

The student will be examined on the contents of one or more chapters carried out in class, with questions designed to evaluate his learning and his ability to make connections between the topics covered.

For the final assessment, the following requirements will be assessed: the level of knowledge of the topics covered by the questions, the ability to present and adopt appropriate specialist terminology, the ability to treat