At the end of the course the student must demonstrate:
- To possess adequate knowledge on the methodological tools adopted to understand the design of a scientific study.
- To acquire the methodological techniques for the appropriate interpretation of the findings of a scientific study.
Experimental design. Evidence-based medicine. Observational and experimental studies. Design of a scientific study. Assessment of a scientific article. Population and sample. Sampling techniques. Hypothesis test. Correlation and regression.
Definition of epidemiology. Historical evolution of epidemiology. Source of data. Demographic data. Measurement in epidemiology. Direct and indirect standardization. Descriptive epidemiology. Analytic epidemiology. Rates and risk in epidemiology. Attributable risk. Cross-sectional studies and sampling surveys. Cohort studies.Introduction to bias and confounding. Experimental epidemiology. Clinical trials.
- Dunn G., Everitt B. Biostatistica clinica: una introduzione alla evidence-based medicine. Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore.
- Campbell M.J., Machin D. Statistica medica: un approccio Evidence-based. Wiley.