INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course is part of the integrated course in Research Methodology and EBN (Evidence Based Nursing).
The course aims to provide students with the essential elements of methodology and statistics useful for nursing research. The aim is also to achieve the ability to use the knowledge and understanding acquired in the preparation of the degree thesis and, subsequently, for the conduct of a professional activity based on "Evidence based nursing".
At the end of the course the student must demonstrate that he has acquired basic knowledge of epidemiology and medical statistics.
Moreover, by applying the acquired knowledge and understanding, the student must be able to set up the work of preparing the thesis.
Course contents summary
The lessons of the course deal with elements of epidemiology and statistics useful for reading scientific articles and reports and for planning research work. The thesis is also used as a research planning model.
• G. Lo Biondo-Wood, J. Haber, Metodologia della riceca infermieristica, quinta edizione, Mc Graw-Hill Milano
• P. Chiari, D. Mosci, E. Naldi, Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, Seconda edizione Mc Graw-Hill. Milano
• C. Signorelli, Elementi di metodologia epidemiologica, quinta edizione Società editrice Universo, Roma
• E. Bottarelli «Quaderno di epidemiologia veterinaria» http://www.quadernodiepidemiologia.it/epi/HomePage.htm
Lectures with the use of videos and discussion in the classroom
Assessment methods and criteria
Written test with multiple-choice questions