INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The teaching is part of the Integrated Course of Research Methodology and EBN (Evidence Based Nursing).
The course aims to provide the student 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 they have acquired basic knowledge of epidemiology and medical statistics.
Furthermore, by applying the knowledge and understanding acquired, the student must be able to set up the preparation work for the degree 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 model for planning a research.
Central trend measures
Average, fashion, median
Range or range of variation
Measurements of association and cause-effect relationship
Meaning of the hypotheses
Power of the studio
Scientific paper preparation
Structure scientific articles
• 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 audiovisual aids and classroom discussion
Assessment methods and criteria
Written test with multiple choice closed questions
presentation of a project work