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MEDICAL STATISTICS WITH FOUNDATIONS OF MATH
STATISTICA MEDICA CON ELEMENTI DI MATEMATICA

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Marco Bruno Luigi Rocchi tuesday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and by appointment after class
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Pharmacy (LM-13)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
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Learning Objectives

The objective of this course is to allow a correct choice of statistical tools both in descriptive statistics and in inferential one.

Program

Mathematics

Logic

1.1 Elements of logic

Combinatorics 

2.1 Fundamental principle of combinatorics

2.2 Dispositions, permutations and combinations without repetitions 

2.3 Dispositions, permutations and combinations with repetitions

3. Probability

3.1 Definitions of probability (classical, frequency, subjective, axiomatic probability)

3.2 Addition and multiplication rules for probability

3.3 Conditional probability; Bayes' theorem

1. Descriptive Statistics

1.1 Population, sample, sampling

1.2 Variables and their classification

1.3 Means (arithmetic mean, median, mode)

1.4 Indexes of variability (range, variance, standard deviation, coefficient of variation)

1.5 Correlation and regressions


2. Inferential Statistics

2.1 General principles

2.2 Statistical distributions: Gaussian Normal, Standardized Gaussian Normal, Sample mean distribution, Student's t distribution

2.3 Significance Test: z-test, t-test

2.4 Confidence Intervals for means and proportions


3. Statistical topics in phase III Protocol

3.1 Protocols

3.2 Experimental design (between patients, within patients, factorial)

3.3 Randomization techniques

3.4 Sample size

3.5 Ad interim analyses

3.6 Critical analysis of clinical trials and experimental literature

Bridging Courses

None

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

In relation to Statistics and Mathematics, the student should show possession of: 

- the mastery of basic skills; 

- the understanding of the fundamental concepts of the discipline 

- the ability to use knowledge and concepts to reason according to the logic of the discipline.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Seminars; guided exercises 

The teaching material and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

 Frontal lessons; guided exercises

Attendance

None; participation is strongly recommended

Course books

Rocchi MBL: Statistica e metodologia della ricerca per le discipline biomediche e psicocomportamentali, Edizioni Goliardiche, Trieste, 2007 (pag. 250)

Assessment

Written test (multiple choice quizzes regardng the theoritical section of the program; exercises). Optional oral exam (after passing the written test with at least 18/30 score)

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

As for attending students

Attendance

None

Course books

As for attending students

Assessment

As for attending students

Notes

The student can request to sit the final exam in English with an alternative bibliography. (Course with optional materials in a foreign language) 

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