# SCIENZE PROPEDEUTICHE

8 CFU - 1° Semester

### Teaching Staff

LUCIA CALCAGNO - Module FISICA APPLICATA - FIS/07 - 3 CFU
VINCENZO GUARDABASSO - Module Computer Science Basics - INF/01 - 3 CFU
VINCENZO GUARDABASSO - Module Medical Statistics - MED/01 - 2 CFU

## Learning Objectives

• Medical Statistics

The course begins with basic knowledge of statistics, presenting methods for descriptive statistics of various kinds of data. The fundamental tests used in biomedical statistics will be presented. At the end of the course the student will be able to understand statistical results reported in biomedical literature, and to use simple techniques for statistical analysis and presentation of results.

## Detailed Course Content

• Medical Statistics

Introduction to statistics:

• descriptive and inferential statistics; types of data: qualitative, ordinal, quantitative - discrete and continuous; data collection and presentation; tables; graphical representations

Descriptive Statistics:

• frequencies and proportions; frequency distributions; quantiles and percentiles; means and other central tendency measures; standard deviation and other statistical dispersion measures

Probability and statistical inference

• probability distributions and probability density functions; sampling, inference and hypothesis testing: confidence intervals; false-positive and false-negative errors; sensibility and specificity; predictive values.

Hypothesis testing

• "Student's" t-test for means; “chi squared” test for frequencies; correlation and regression; elements of ANOVA and non-parametric methods.

## Textbook Information

• Medical Statistics

Fowler, Jarvis, Chevannes - Practical statistics for nursing and health care, Wiley

any other textbook of medical statistics

Open in PDF format Versione in italiano