## Learning objectives

The course of Physics has been designed to convey knowledge and understanding of basic physics principles and their application in practice. The topics are geared to concrete analysis and research problems.

The course will provide the necessary tools to address issues of increasing complexity preparatory to other major disciplines of the degree course, such as Chemistry, Biology,

Physiology, Biochemistry, etc.. , which are based on physical phenomenology.

The course will also provide the conceptual basis for understanding a number of major technologies that with increasing frequency are used in medicine, such as: centrifuges, endoscopes, microscopes, transducers for ultrasound equipment, laser systems, radiology equipment and NMR, radiation detectors, etc. In this sense, the module also aims to develop the students' attitude towards independent study and continuing education on the application of physical techniques to diagnosis and therapy in medicine.

As its final, but perhaps most important, goal, the course has been designed to stimulate students to become more familiar with certain common concepts, that are not always sufficiently explained in previous study, such as: mechanical action between bodies in contact, exertion

and energy in action, dynamic aspects resulting from elastic force and impact, friction and thermal and thermodynamic aspects, static and dynamic properties of gaseous and liquid fluids, light and its manifestations, including in relation to the structure of the eye and its physical defects, fundamentals of electrical, magnetic and nuclear phenomena, the laws that govern potential and current, electromagnetic and nuclear radiation, detection and control.

IT module provides students with knowledge, theory, basic computer technologies

available today.

At the end of the course the student should be able to know the basic

characteristics of the computer, the network's potential with regard to

the sharing of resources and data access , software for writing and data

entry , accessing and updating of data on the database, filling out forms,

etc..

Describe the possible applications of PCs in medicine with regard to the

acquisition and analysis of signals and images, the management of the

department, the clinical decision support and teaching.

Use the basic tools of surfing the net to find the sources nursing

Critically analyze the sources nursing according to the criteria of

evidence based nursing.

The module of Medical Statistics is designed to introduce the student to

the basics of statistical thinking and its application in practice. The topics

are geared to concrete problems of analysis and research and deal in

particular with situations and cases drawn from the medical literature.

Starting from the multitude of information from which we are faced daily,

the course aims to give students the statistical tools needed to describe

and analyze the data, extract useful information and make informed

decisions. Special emphasis will be put on statistical reasoning,

interpretation and decision-making process. We will insist more on the

conceptual understanding that the mechanical calculation, especially in

light of the wide range of software available for analysis. The theory will

be made explicit by means of practical exercises and teaching cases,

therefore, the ultimate goal of the course is that the student learn "how

to do" as well as knowing.