Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to give 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.
The student will learn how to get information from data by carrying out statistical analysis of descriptive and inferential character.
The student will learn how to communicate scientific results with short presentations.
Course contents summary
How to select and analyze informations in databases.
Statistical analysis on databases with the program SPSS.
Boolean Algebra. Linear algebra: matrices and linear systems.
Databases and SPSS:
Medical database systems. Databases and the web.
Statistical analysis on databases with SPSS.
Contingence tables and tests.
Boolean operators, truth's tables.
Selected chapters of the following books:
-Bodine E.N., Lenhart S., Gross L.J., Matematica per le scienze della vita, UTET, 2017.
-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.
-Martin Bland – Statistica medica – 2009 Apogeo Education.
Lectures, discussions and practical exercises on computer of several different topics.
Assessment methods and criteria
Written and pratical examination.
The trial will also evaluate the quality of student participation in class.