HEALTH STATISTICS

HEALTH STATISTICS

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Code
67467
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
3 credits during the 4th year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/01
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

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

Ricevimento: To set up an appointment send an email to mariapia.sormani@unige.it

LESSONS

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.

LESSONS START

Lunedi 6 marzo ore 16.

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
17/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
02/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
16/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
23/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
24/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto