EPIDEMIOLOGY

Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in MEDICINE AND SURGERY
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2016/2017
Year: 
4
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2019/2020
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Credits: 
1
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
12
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (8 hours), Seminar (4 hours)
Assessment: 
Voto Finale

PART I. METHODOLOGY IN EPIDEMIOLOGY
1.Principal epidemiological study: observational study, cross-sectional study, case-control study, cohort study, ecological study
2.Measure of frequency: prevalence, incidence, incidence rate
3.Measure of association: Relative risk, odds ratio, absolute risk, attributable risk

PART II. STUDY VALIDITY
1.Bias e confounding: selection bias, information bias, confounding
2.Interaction and mediation of effect
3.Methods for confounding control: sample identification, data collection, randomization, restriction, matching, stratified and multivariate analysis.

PART III. INFORMATIVE SOURCES OF DATA
1.Registry: cancer registry, stroke registry.

PARTE IV. EVALUATION OF EFFICACY
1.Clinical trials: design, equivalence trial, ethical aspect
2.Concept of statistical inference: confidence intervals, p value, power and sample size of the study.
3.The reviews: bibliographic search, metanalysis, systematic review

KJ Rothman, S Greenland. Modern Epidemiology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Philadelphia, 1998

Epidemiologia e Management in Sanità – Elementi di metodologia, II edizione 2015. Manzoli L, Villari P, Boccia A. Edi-ermes

Lessons with slides projection, examples and exercises

Copies of slides presented in classes are available on e-learning. The teacher is available for students on Tuesdays from 14:00 to 16:00, by appointment or via skype on Friday from 14.00 to 16.00.
Email:licia.iacoviello@uninsubria.it
Skype conct: licia.iacoviello

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