COMPUTER SCIENCE
cod. 12942

Academic year 2019/20
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor
ZEDDA MICHELA
Academic discipline
Informatica (INF/01)
Field
Inglese scientifico e abilità linguistiche, informatiche e relazionali, pedagogia medica, tecnologie avanzate e a distanza di informazione e comunicazione
Type of training activity
Characterising
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
5 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Integrated course unit module: BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES AND SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGY

Learning objectives

The course aims to give knowledge of the basic concepts for a precise and quick investigation of the resources in medical databases and understand the best way to their investigations.

The student will learn how to get information from data by carrying out statistical analysis of descriptive and inferential character.

The student will learn how to communicate scientific results with short presentations.

Prerequisites

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Course unit content

How to select and analyze informations in databases.
Statistical analysis on databases with the program SPSS.
Boolean Algebra.

Full programme

Databases and SPSS:
Medical database systems. Databases and the web.
Statistical analysis on databases with SPSS.
Graphs.
Contingence tables and tests.

Boolean Algebra:
Boolean operators, truth's tables.
Binary System.

Bibliography

Selected chapters of the following books:

-Mari L., Buonanno G., Sciuto D., Informatica e cultura dell'informazione, McGraw-Hill, Milano, 2013.

-Snyder L., Amoroso A., Fluency - Conoscere e usare l'informatica, 6 ed. con Mylab, etext, Pearson, Milano, 2011.

-Martin Bland – Statistica medica – 2009 Apogeo Education.

-Luca Vanin – SPSS pratico – 2014 Raffaello Cortina Editore.

-Keith McCormick and Jesus Salcedo - SPSS Statistics For Dummies -John Wiley & Sons.

-Guida rapida di IBM SPSS Statistics - ftp://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/analytics/spss/documentation/statistics/20.0/it/client/Manuals/IBM_SPSS_Statistics_Brief_Guide.pdf

Teaching methods

Lectures, discussions and practical exercises on computer of several different topics.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and pratical examination.

The trial will also evaluate the quality of student participation in class.

Other information

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