The programme

A.A. 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Il Corso si rivolge a tutti coloro che sono interessati ad acquisire le conoscenze metodologiche e le abilità pratiche necessarie per la pianificazione e lo svolgimento di revisioni sistematiche e metanalisi, seguendo lo standard metodologico internazionale della Cochrane Collaboration.
Il corso prevede inoltre di acquisire le conoscenze metodologiche e le abilità pratiche per la costruzione di linee-guida basate sulle prove di efficacia, seguendo il metodo GRADE. Verranno utilizzati e forniti ai partecipanti software informatici per la gestione e l'analisi dei dati.

Al termine del corso ciascun partecipante sarà in grado di: costruire un protocollo per la realizzazione di una revisione sistematica; utilizzare le strategie di ricerca per il reperimento degli articoli oggetto della revisione; estrarre i dati con l'ausilio di software specifici; analizzare i dati mediante l'utilizzo di software informatici; produrre linee guida basate sulle evidenze. Inoltre verranno fornite le regole basilari per la scrittura di articoli scientifici con elevato fattore di impatto. L'approccio didattico privilegerà il coinvolgimento attivo dei partecipanti, intervallando lezioni frontali con attività pratiche individuali o a piccoli gruppi. In ogni momento saranno disponibili tutor esperti che supervisioneranno queste attività.

Professional profiles and employment and professional opportunities

1. Conoscenze: alla fine del corso i partecipanti dovranno avere acquisito conoscenze metodologiche per lo svolgimento di revisioni sistematiche e meta-analisi in ambito sanitario. Dovranno conoscere la metodologia per la costruzione di linee-guida secondo il metodo GRADE e dovranno conoscere le regole basilari per la pubblicazione di articoli scientifici con elevato fattore di impatto.

2. Abilità: i partecipanti al corso dovranno essere in grado di scrivere il protocollo di una revisione sistematica, di comprendere le strategie di ricerca, di estrazione e analisi dei dati e di interpretazione dei risultati. Inoltre dovranno essere in grado di utilizzare dei programmi informatici per la gestione e l'analisi dei dati.

3. Competenze: i partecipanti al corso dovranno essere autonomi nello svolgimento di revisioni sistematiche e di meta-analisi per la valutazione di trattamenti in ambito sanitario, servendosi di specifici software per analizzare e riassumere i dati raccolti.

4. Settori di mercato del lavoro/Funzioni occupazionali previste: l'acquisizione della capacità di realizzare in modo autonomo revisioni sistematiche della letteratura e metanalisi, nonché la capacità di produrre linee-guida secondo le metodologie più avanzate, apre possibilità di lavoro in ambito sanitario. La valutazione dei trattamenti mediante il metodo evidence-based, basato sulle prove di efficacia, rappresenta infatti un "gold standard" sia a livello nazionale che internazionale. Ad oggi, nonostante vi sia l'esigenza di analizzare i dati presenti in letteratura attraverso tecniche rigorose e standardizzate, non esistono corsi che approfondiscano i contenuti teorici relativi alle revisioni sistematiche, alle metanalisi e alla produzione di linee-guida e che contemporaneamente forniscano le competenze pratiche per acquisire autonomia nel settore. Pertanto, l'attivazione di un corso di perfezionamento specifico in questo ambito risulta attualmente indispensabile, non solo in ambito psichiatrico ma, più in generale, in ogni ambito sanitario.
 

Altre informazioni

This course is for everyone who is interested in acquiring the methodological knowledge and practical skills necessary for designing and conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses following the Cochrane Collaboration's international method. The course will also enable participants to acquire methodological knowledge and practical skills for constructing guidelines based on effectiveness tests according to the GRADE method. Participants will use computer software to manage and analyse data. At the end of the course, participants will be able to: create a protocol for systematic revisions; use search strategies to find articles from the revision; use specific software to extract data; use computer software to analyse data; and produce evidence-based guidelines. Students will also learn basic rules for writing high-impact scientific articles. The course encourages participants to be actively involved by interspersing lectures with practical activities, to be carried out individually or in small groups. Expert tutors are available at all times to supervise these activities.


Teaching contacts details

dott.ssa Giulia Turrini
tel. +39 045 8124884
e-mail: marianna.purgato@univr.it
dott.ssa Marianna Purgato
tel. +39 045 8124884
e-mail: giulia.turrini@univr.it

The Italian University system

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First-cycle degrees: Bachelor’s degree programme

First-cycle degrees are aimed at enabling students to achieve a command of general scientific methods and content, and to acquire specific professional knowledge.
Admission requirements: secondary school diploma after completing 13 years of study in total and passing the relevant State examination, or equivalent foreign qualification; admission may be subject to further assessment.
Duration: three years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 180 CFU; doing an internship and preparing a dissertation/thesis may also be required. Upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree, graduates may continue their studies by enrolling in a Master’s degree or other second-cycle degree programmes and courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree (Laurea), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore”.

Second-cycle degrees: Master’s degree

Second-cycle degrees aim to provide students with an advanced training and knowledge to take on highly-skilled roles.
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree, or a foreign equivalent qualification; curricular admission requirements for each course may vary depending on each University.
Duration: two years.
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 120 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”. Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees
Some courses (Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics, Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy, Architecture and Building Engineering-Architecture, Law, Primary Education) are offered as Single cycle/Combined Bachelor+Master’s degrees (Corsi di Laurea Magistrale a Ciclo Unico).
Admission requirements: applicants must hold a secondary school diploma or equivalent foreign qualification; admission is subject to passing an admission test.
Duration: five years (six years and 360 CFU for Medicine and Surgery, and Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics).
Graduation: in order to obtain the degree, it is necessary to gain at least 300 CFU, as well as preparing and presenting a dissertation/thesis. Upon completion of a Single-cycle degree, graduates may continue their studies by applying for a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca) or other third-cycle courses.
Academic title: upon completion of a Master’s degree (Laurea Magistrale), graduates are awarded the title of “Dottore magistrale”.

Third-cycle degrees

PhD programmes: these courses enable students to gain reliable methodologies for advanced scientific research through innovative methodologies and new technologies, and generally include internships abroad and lab activities at research laboratories. Graduates wishing to apply for a PhD programme must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition; PhD programmes have a minimum duration of three years. In order to complete the programme, students must produce a research thesis/dissertation and present it at a final examination.
Academic title: upon completion of a PhD programme, students are awarded the title of “Dottore di ricerca”, or “PhD”.
Postgraduate specialisation courses: these are third-cycle courses aimed at enabling students to develop advanced knowledge and highly-specialised skills, such as in the medical, clinical and surgical fields. To be admitted to these courses, applicants must have a Master’s degree (or a foreign equivalent qualification) and pass an open competition. Postgraduate specialisation courses may last from two (120 CFU) to 6 years (360 CFU) depending on the type. Academic title: upon completion of this programme, graduates are awarded a “Diploma di Specializzazione”.

Professional Master’s programme

1st-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di primo livello”.
2nd-level Professional Master’s programmes: these courses enable students to further enhance their scientific knowledge and professional skills. In order to apply, applicants must have a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent qualification. The minimum duration is one year (60 CFU). Please note that completing this course will not provide you with direct access to a PhD programme (Dottorato di Ricerca), or other third-cycle courses, as these courses are run and managed by each University at the local level. Upon completion of this programme, students are awarded a “Master universitario di secondo livello”.

Other useful things

Crediti Formativi Universitari (CFU/ECTS credits): Italian university courses are based on the CFU system. 1 CFU is equal to 25 hours of study. The average annual academic workload for a full-time student is generally assumed to be 60 CFU. CFU and ECTS credits serve the same purpose and generally have the same value.
Degree class: Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes that have the same learning objectives and activities are grouped into “degree classes". The educational content of each programme is set autonomously by each university; however, universities are required to include certain educational activities (and the corresponding number of CFU credits) set at the national level. These requirements are established in relation to each degree class. Degrees in the same class have the same legal value.
Double/Joint degrees: the Italian universities may establish degree programmes in partnership with other Italian or foreign universities. Upon completion of these courses, graduates are awarded a joint or double/multiple degree, one from each Partner University.

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