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Biomedical research methodology

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Biomedical research methodology

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Academic year 2023/2024

Teacher
Fulvio Ricceri (Titolare del corso)
Teaching period
Giornaliero
Credits/Recognition
1
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
MED/42 - hygiene and public health
Delivery
Tradizionale
Language
Inglese
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Sommario del corso

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Course objectives

The aim of the present activity is to provide some concepts of the methodology of epidemiological research, clinical trials and meta-analysis/systematic review.

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Program

  1. Introduction to human bio-medical and health research (What is research, justification for undertaking a research study, types of research)
  2. Formulating research question, hypothesis and objectives
  3. Epidemiological considerations in designing a research study
  4. Measures of occurrence and measures of association
  5. Descriptive study designs (Case reports/series, Ecological study, Cross-sectional study)
  6. Observational study designs (Cohort, Case-control)
  7. Experimental study designs (RCT, Quasi-exp)
  8. Final remarks for conducting a good research
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Course delivery

Teaching tools: Power-point presentations

Methods: Frontal lecture

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Learning assessment methods

At the end of the 8 hours, the PhD students will be asked to write a protocol of his/her research.

Suggested readings and bibliography

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Notes

Mandatory for 39th Cycle Students

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