RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 1
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide students with the basics to know and understand the essential elements of the methodology of scientific research in the obstetric field, with focus on ethical and bioethical aspects. It is intended to provide the students with basic knowledge of the technologies available today.
The Medical Statistics module aims to introduce students to the logic of statistical thinking and its application in real practice.
At the end of the course, students must have acquired the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of the elementary aspects of the research methodology using statistical and computer tools; they must be able to demonstrate a critical approach to the ethical aspects of the profession.
Course contents summary
IT Elements: Binary System and Boolean Operators, Software, Basic Software and Operating Systems, Application Software. Notes on programs and algorithms.
Elements of statistics: statistical planning and experimental design; Concepts of probability calculation and combinatorial calculation; The main probability distributions; Methods of descriptive statistics; Position (median, median, fashion), variability (variance, standard deviation), coefficient of variation (CV), percentiles and their use; General principles of statistical inflection; Sample distribution, I and II type error, test power and operating curve; Parametric and non-parametric tests.
Research medology: introduction to scientific research, with reference to historical and ethical aspects, reliability of sources, primary and secondary sources. Types of scientific research.
Bibliographic research in major databases.
The Birth of Bioethics as a discipline and its status, Ethics in Bioethics. Being human and human person. Bioethics at the beginning of human life. Bioethics at the end of human life.
For the extended program, please refer to the Syllabus of the individual teaching modules
MODULE 1 F. D’Agostino-L. Palazzani, Bioetica: nozioni fondamentali, La Scuola 2007
Fain James A. - La ricerca infermieristica. Leggerla, comprenderla e applicarla. McGraw-Hill; Handouts and guides available on Elly platform.
M.M Triola, M.F. Triola : Fondamenti di Statistica, Ed. Pearson; W.W. Daniel: Biostatistica – Ed. Edises; A. Field. J. Miles, Z. Field : Discovering Statistics Using R, Ed. SAGE; Michael J. Crawley "The R book" , Ed. Wiley
Frontal lessons, computer classroom exercises. Lessons will have an interactive approach with the use of audio-visual media, classroom discussions with students, and group and individual elaborations will be encouraged.
Assessment methods and criteria
In itinere the level of knowledge will be assessed on the basis of the contribution of the individual students during the exercises. The assessment of the achievement of the objectives set out in the module provides for a written test and / or an oral exam on the subjects addressed in the different modules of the Integrated Course.