Epidemiological methods (2015/2016)

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Course code
4S000647
Name of lecturers
Maria Elisabetta Zanolin, Alessandro Marcon
Coordinator
Maria Elisabetta Zanolin
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
II semestre dal Mar 1, 2016 al Jun 10, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims to make students able to: use and interpret the main measures of frequency and association in the epidemiological field; recognize and critically assess the main study design

Syllabus

Programming and analysis of research in the health field
• The objects of the observational research (outcome, occurrence parameter, determinant)
• Measure of disease in the human collective (incidence, cumulative incidence, prevalence)
• Measurement of the association (attributable risk, relative risk, Odds Ratio)
• Confounding, effect modifiers and Bias
• Classification and design of health studies (cross sectional studies, cohort studies, case-control studies, clinical trial)

• Quantitative research in Health care
• Diagnostic and screening tests: sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value of a screening test
• Ethical principles for research involving humans
• Guidelines for a good practice in research

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Jekel JF, Katz DL, Elmore JG, Wild DMG Epidemiologia, Biostatistica e Medicina Preventiva Elsevier-Masson 2009
Verlato G, Zanolin ME Esercizi di Statistica Medica, Informatica ed Epidemiologia Libreria Cortina Editrice, Verona 2000

Assessment methods and criteria

The final evaluation of the profit will be made through a written test with exercises; if this test is passed, then an oral interview will be carried out.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016