cod. 03848

Academic year 2009/10
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Statistica medica (MED/01)
Scienze propedeutiche
Type of training activity
16 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
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Integrated course unit module: PROPAEDEUTIC SCIENCES II

Learning objectives

The student should know the basic concepts of biometrics and be able to  apply  the principal statistical tests in medical research


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Course unit content

<br />Universe, population and sample. Variables and related statistical analysis.<br />Random sampling. Normal distribution.<br />Descriptive statistics : observations, arithmetic mean, median, mode and dispersion : standard deviation and standard error. Confidence limits.<br />Estimation and hypothesis testing : Student's t distribution and t-test for two independent sample means and paired comparison , analysis of variance for two groups , linear correlation and regression. Chi square distribution: contingency tables,  Fisher's exact test, McNemar test and Kolmogorov-Smirnov test<br />Nonparametric methods: Mann Whitney, Wilcoxon's signed rank and Kruskal -Wallis tests. Rank correlation test: Spearman's coefficient.<br />Clinical trials: randomization, double blind and informed consensus  

Full programme

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<br />"(Bio)statistica"  E. Molina, W. Troise Rioda, Editor: Ed. Scientifiche Oppici<br />"Statistica per disciplineBio-mediche"  S. A. Glantz. Editor:   McGraw Hill

Teaching methods

<br />Didactics:<br />teaching and learning activities by making use of audiovisual instruments; interactive discussions.<br /> <br />Examination Tests:<br />written exercises of statistical tests

Assessment methods and criteria

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Other information

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