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Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
I sem. Oct 3, 2016 Jan 31, 2017
II sem. Mar 1, 2017 Jun 9, 2017
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione invernale Appelli d'esame Feb 1, 2017 Feb 28, 2017
Sessione estiva Appelli d'esame Jun 12, 2017 Jul 31, 2017
Sessione autunnale Appelli d'esame Sep 1, 2017 Sep 29, 2017
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione estiva Appelli di Laurea Jul 19, 2017 Jul 19, 2017
Sessione autunnale Appelli di laurea Oct 18, 2017 Oct 18, 2017
Sessione invernale Appelli di laurea Mar 21, 2018 Mar 21, 2018
Holidays
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2016 Nov 1, 2016
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2016 Dec 8, 2016
Vacanze di Natale Dec 23, 2016 Jan 8, 2017
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 14, 2017 Apr 18, 2017
Anniversario della Liberazione Apr 25, 2017 Apr 25, 2017
Festa del Lavoro May 1, 2017 May 1, 2017
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2017 Jun 2, 2017
Vacanze estive Aug 8, 2017 Aug 20, 2017

Exam calendar

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Academic staff

A B C D F G L M P S

Accordini Simone

simone.accordini@univr.it +39 045 8027657

Belussi Alberto

alberto.belussi@univr.it +39 045 802 7980

Bicego Manuele

manuele.bicego@univr.it +39 045 802 7072

Bombieri Cristina

cristina.bombieri@univr.it 045-8027284

Bombieri Nicola

nicola.bombieri@univr.it +39 045 802 7094

Cicalese Ferdinando

ferdinando.cicalese@univr.it +39 045 802 7969

Combi Carlo

carlo.combi@univr.it 045 802 7985

Constantin Gabriela

gabriela.constantin@univr.it 045-8027102

Cristani Marco

marco.cristani@univr.it +39 045 802 7841

Daducci Alessandro

alessandro.daducci@univr.it +39 045 8027025

Delledonne Massimo

massimo.delledonne@univr.it 045 802 7962; Lab: 045 802 7058

Franco Giuditta

giuditta.franco@univr.it +39 045 802 7045

Giugno Rosalba

rosalba.giugno@univr.it 0458027066

Laudanna Carlo

carlo.laudanna@univr.it 045-8027689

Liptak Zsuzsanna

zsuzsanna.liptak@univr.it +39 045 802 7032

Malerba Giovanni

giovanni.malerba@univr.it 045/8027685

Manca Vincenzo

vincenzo.manca@univr.it 045 802 7981

Marcon Alessandro

alessandro.marcon@univr.it +39 045 802 7668

Menegaz Gloria

gloria.menegaz@univr.it +39 045 802 7024

Perduca Massimiliano

massimiliano.perduca@univr.it +39 045 802 7984

Sala Pietro

pietro.sala@univr.it 0458027850

Salvagno Gian Luca

gianluca.salvagno@univr.it 045 8124308-0456449264

Study Plan

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Teaching code

4S004562

Coordinatore

Simone Accordini

Credits

6

Language

English en

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS

Period

I sem. dal Oct 3, 2016 al Jan 31, 2017.

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course "Epidemiological methods and clinical epidemiology" is to provide the theoretical and practical tools for assessing the frequency of diseases in human populations and the associated risk factors. The course therefore aims to provide expertise in epidemiology, bio-statistics and information technology applied to biomedical data analysis. At the end of the course, the student must demonstrate to have understood the main bio-statistical methods applied to epidemiology and how to apply these methods to analyse data using a statistical software.

Program

The course is structured in theoretical frontal lessons (32h) and in practical lessons (24h) on the use of a statistical software (STATA) for the quantitative analysis of biomedical data.

1. Introduction to epidemiology
- Definition and key features
- Traditional classification of epidemiology
- John Snow and cholera outbreaks in London

2. Measures of occurrence
- Outcomes
- Prevalence
- Cumulative incidence
- Incidence rate

3. Measures of association and public health impact
- Determinants
- Epidemiological associations
- Attributable risk (AR) and AR%
- Relative risk (RR) and Odds ratio (OR)
- Effect modification
- Population attributable risk (PAR) and PAR%

4. Types of epidemiological studies
- Ecological studies
- Cross-sectional studies
- Cohort studies
- Case-control studies
- Experimental studies

5. Causal interpretation of an empirical association
- Statistical vs. causal associations
- Causal models in epidemiology
- Validity of a study (random error, bias, confounding)
- Types of bias
- Methods to control confounding
- Hill’s positive criteria for causality

6. Principles of inference
- Principles of sampling
- Point estimate and sampling distribution
- Confidence interval
- Hypothesis test
- Test of significance

7. Stratified analysis
- Effect modification vs. confounding
- Stratum-specific estimates
- Testing homogeneity
- Pooled estimate
- Testing the stratified null hypothesis of no association

8. Basic statistical models in epidemiological research
- Linear regression model
- Logistic regression model

9. Statistical methods for survival analysis
- Kaplan-Meier non-parametric estimator
- Cox regression model

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Marubini E, Valsecchi MG Analysing Survival Data from Clinical Trials and Observational Studies John Wiley & sons 1995
Pearce N A short Introduction to Epidemiology (Edizione 2) 2005 https://vula.uct.ac.za/access/content/group/9c29ba04-b1ee-49b9-8c85-9a468b556ce2/DOH/Module%202%20(Bio_Epi)/Epidemiology/EPIDEMIOLOGY/Pearce.pdf
Hennekens CH, Buring JE Epidemiology in Medicine Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 1987
McCullagh P, Nelder JA Generalized Linear Models (Edizione 2) Chapman and Hall/CRC 1989
Rothman KJ, Greenland S, Lash TL Modern Epidemiology (Edizione 3) Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2008
Glantz SA Statistica per Discipline Biomediche (Edizione 6) McGraw-Hill 2007 9788838639258

Examination Methods

The final test is a written exam in computer lab. The test is the same for attending and non-attending students.
The aim of the test is to verify the knowledge of all the topics discussed and the ability to solve a biomedical problem by analyzing health data using the statistical software STATA.
The commands, results and interpretation of the analysis are reported in written form. In addition, students have to answer some questions to ascertain the understanding of theory.
The final evaluation is expressed in thirtieths.

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