cod. PR1005112

Academic year 2023/24
3° year of course - First semester
Walter ROSSI
Academic discipline
Indefinito/interdisciplinare (NN)
Laboratori professionali dello specifico ssd
Type of training activity
20 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
course unit

Integrated course unit module: RESEARCH METHODS AND EBN

Learning objectives

1) Acquire basic knowledge to move in bibliographic research.
Know what it means for HBCP, EBM and EBN and what they are for
2) Understand how to identify evidence based on clinical needs
Get basic knowledge on using databases
Organize evidence to answer clinical questions


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Course unit content

1) The search for efficacy tests and recommendations of good clinical practice derived from primary studies, systematic reviews and guidelines.
2) Transfer of knowledge in clinical practice through the dissemination and implementation of scientific evidence.

Full programme

1) Sources of Information in Medicine

Scientific communication
Scientific periodicals
Referee System
Impact Factor
Structure of a scientific article
The bibliographical citation

2) Secondary sources of information

Tools for access to primary documents: catalogs and bibliographic databases
What are they, what they are for

3) Catalogs

Research into OPAC
Structure of an OPAC
Query mode

4) Electronic periodicals

What are they, how they are consulted
The SFX catalog of electronic periodicals


1) Bibliographic databases

2) Philosophy and structure of a bibliographic database
3) Structure of the record
4) Indexing Mode

5) Research into bibliographic databases
6) Free term search
7) Thesaurus research
8) Boolean operators
9) Research Methods and Strategies

1) PubMed Query Software

1) Comparison between PubMed and Cinahl


Fondamenti di Ricerca infermieristica
Denise F. Polit e Cheryl Tatano Beck
Pagine: 432

La ricerca bibliografica - Strumenti e metodi per trovare e utilizzare la letteratura sanitaria 2/ed
Ercole Vellone, Michela Piredda
Pagine: 290

Teaching methods

By student:
8 hours of frontal lessons
4 hours of technical-practical laboratory

Assessment methods and criteria

Written Exam: Multiple Response Test

Other information

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