Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding:
essential knowledge of mathematical calculus and related software.
Making judgements: basic.
Communication and learning skills:
properly express themselves with mathematical language.
The course aims to give the 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.
Course contents summary
-To provide the general knowledges of mathematical analysis, geometry and statistics.
-To provide the general knowledges of computing.
The binary system and Boole’s logic operators. Bibliographic research in medicine: the use of the web resources. Key words employ in web investigation. How to refine a research.
Linear algebra: matrices and linear systems.
Mathematical analysis: derivates and integrals.
General knowledges of computing. Algorithm and flow chart.
Binary system and Boolean operators.
Medical database systems. Databases and the web.
Bibliographic research in medicine: the use of web resources. Key words employ in web investigation. Boole’s operators in database investigation.
Selected chapters of the following books:
-Villani V. Matematica per discipline bio-mediche. McGraw-Hill, Milano, 2007.
-Anichini G., Conti G., Geometria analitica e algebra lineare, Pearson, Milano, 2009.
-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.
-Guerrini M., La biblioteca spiegata agli studenti universitari. Editrice Bibliografica, Milano, 2012.
-Corrao S., Conoscere e usare PubMed. Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore, Roma, 2008.
Lectures, discussions and practical exercises on computer of several different topics.
Assessment methods and criteria
Mathematics: written and oral examination.
The trial will also evaluate the quality of student participation in class.