cod. 06493

Academic year 2014/15
1° year of course - First semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
15 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

The course aims to bring students to know and understand in the context of Veterinary Sciences:
4) the statistical indices, the information in a table of data, the distributions of Bernoulli and Gauss;
5) the theoretical foundations of computer basic, vocabulary and main instruments for use competent Informatics;
6) the physical tools preparatory to other topics: chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, biomechanics, radiology.
At the end of the course the student must demonstrate the ability to use knowledge and understanding of the course topics
1) the identification and use of data tables, indexes and statistical distributions of Bernoulli and Gauss;
2) in the resolution of simple computer problems;
3) in dealing with the physical technologies in basic research and in diagnostic practice such as electrophoresis, centrifugation, nuclear magnetic resonance, ultrasound, optical fibers for endoscopic microscopy, laser, X-ray equipment, etc.


Operations on the set of real numbers, with logarithms, exponential and trigonometric functions.

Course unit content

The integrated course of Physics, Statistics and Informatics presents the tools necessary to get into veterinary science. The integration is to define the content that they all be addressed at the optimum level and no one is excluded. The contents are:
STATISTICS: 1) Fundamentals of mathematics and logic. 2) discrete and continuous random variables, statistical models of random variables. 3) Combinatory and probability theory. Distribution of Gauss and Bernoulli.
COMPUTERS: 1) Architecture of the computer and foundations. 2) Operating Systems. 3) Software Applications. 4) The networks and the web. 5) Multimedia '.
PHYSICS: 1) Foundations of mechanics. 2) Thermodynamics and Thermodynamics. 3) Fluid statics and fluid dynamics. 4) Electricity, Magnetism and electrical currents. 5) Waves, acoustics. 6) Radiation and Dosimetry. 7) Optics and Spectroscopy.

Full programme

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Ppt lessons and exercises in classroom
Teacher’s didactical notes
D. Scannicchio: FISICA BIOMEDICA. EdiSES. 2009.

Teaching methods

Oral lectures in classroom with the use of PPT projection. The lectures deal with the theoretical content and the resolution of significant exercises. The computer course devotes six hours in the classroom use of portable personal computers of students, the purpose of acquiring practical knowledge on the major software applications.

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination consists of three written tests for the three distinct modules: FIS,MAT,INF .
The final mark of each written test ranges from 0 to cum laude. Sufficiency is achieved with a score of 18 or higher. The final mark for the integrated course is given by the arithmetic mean of the three votes. Sufficiency must be achieved in each module.
It is mandataory to subscribe for each written text on the ESSE3 platform: . In ESSE3 each of the written modular texts is marked as POROVA PARZIALE (= final text of a module, i.e. FIS, MAT, INF). For the official registration i salso mandatory to subscibe for an APPELLO, whose date is conocmitant with the PROVE PARZIALI.
A student can and may subscribe for one, two or all three texts on the occasion of an APPELLO: the results of each partial texts will be held valid for one academic year.
Note: if a students wants to perform all three written texts MUST also subscirbe for the corresponding APPELLO; he/she must also do this on the occasion of the last or last two PROVE PARZIALI
The APPELLO will be and official “record producing” one, with previous publication of the results: after the correction of the PROVE PARZIALI we will publish a draft of the official record; the draft will be kept as such for 7 days, during which the student has the possibility to reject the mark: note that e reject corresponds to a withdrawal, not to an objection. Objections must be send to the single professors before the final record. Also the results of the PROVE PARZIALI will be published on ESSE3
For the first-year students it is not possible to give a final exam before the end of the first semester or outside the Easter break
Obtaining the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) for the corresponding modules in the program allows the student to be exempted from the test.
The examination is intended to determine whether the student knows and understands
1) the statistical indexes and tables of data outputs,
2) the Bernoulli and Gauss distributions with the ability to locate and study them;
3) the theoretical foundations of computer basic, vocabulary and main instruments for use competent Informatics;
4) the elements of physics necessary for other disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, biomechanics, and physical technologies in basic research and in diagnostic practice.

Other information

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