Università degli studi dell'Insubria

EPIDEMIOLOGICAL AND CLINICAL METHODS IN ONCOLOGY

A.A. di erogazione 2017/2018
Insegnamento obbligatorio

 (A.A. 2017/2018)

Docenti

CROSIGNANI PAOLO
Anno di corso: 
1
Tipologia di insegnamento: 
Caratterizzante
Settore disciplinare: 
STATISTICA MEDICA (MED/01)
Crediti: 
6
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Ore di attivita' frontale: 
48
Dettaglio ore: 
Lezione (48 ore)

The primary goal of the course is to provide the students with a deep insight on fundamentals entities and study design options of the cancer epidemiology as an observational disciplineLEARNING OUTCOMES
the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Manage the fundamental entities of Epidemiology: rates, risk and rate ratios
2. Understand the pros and cons of the epidemiological approach
3. Read and criticise an epidemiological study
4. Understand criticise a report on a clinical trial
5. Choose between different options to carry out an epidemiological study

Basic knowledge of mathematics, including concepts of differential calculus (derivatives)

A definition of the discipline (with examples)
Population models Basic measures of occurrence
[incidence_prevalence]
Causality
Ecologic and analytical studies
The cohort approach
Case-control studies
Randomized clinical trials
Logistic models, data structures and analysis

Lectures with interaction with students

Presentation and discussion of published papers by students

Course slides and extracts provided by the teacher from:
Breslow and Day. Statistical methods in Cancer Research, IARC Lyon France
Rothman: Modern Epidemiology, LWW, 2008

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