MED/01 (MEDICAL STATISTICS)
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH, NEUROSCIENCE, EXPERIMENTAL AND FORENSIC MEDICINE
ENVIRONMENT AND WORKPLACE PREVENTION TECHNIQUES
2nd semester (02/03/2020 - 12/06/2020)
16 lesson hours
The course is part of the basic training of students together with Epidemiology, Medical Statistics, Prevention Principles and Health Surveillance. To better follow the course, the student must have attended the courses and acquired the knowledge in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics.
The course aims to develop the knowledge and comprehension of the elements for a correct planning and conduct of research in the health field, developing the ability to correctly apply the tools for the assessment of health phenomena and risk assessment.
At the end of the course the students will be able to write a research protocol and identify the key steps to independently conduct a study in the area of Public Health, where the Prevention has its natural location.
Starting points: the rationale behind epidemiological studies in the Prevention field.
Observational and experimental epidemiological studies.
How to ensure the validity of a study:
- definition of bias
- role of bias
- bias control.
The protocol of observational and experimental research: which are the essential points and how to lay it out.
Overview of the regulations on the Ethical Boards.
The teaching activity includes theoretical lectures and practical exercises applied to questions research related to the activity within the Prevention and to published case studies to help the student acquire the skills necessary for planning new studies and developing a critical sense.
Reccomended or required readings
Any book on Epidemiologic research methodology may be useful.
The material for individual study is uploaded to the Kiro platform.
Both extracts of the material presented in class and scientific articles and guidelines for the drafting of research protocols are provided.
The examination will be oral and will cover a project work assigned at the end of the lessons. The student will have to show that he/she has acquired both the adequate theoretical knowledge underlying the planning of a research protocol and the ability to write (knowledge and skills) and / or critically evaluate (competence) a research protocol applying it to the assigned project work (problem solving approach).
The assessment will take into account the ability to communicate and the use of an appropriate scientific language.
The Professor takes appointments (Dept. of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine, U.O. of Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology, Via Forlanini 2, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), usually on Tuesday.
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