39196 - Methodologies for Clinical Research (IM)

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

At the end of the module the student has the knowledge of aims and methods of practice based on evidence of effectiveness, has the ability to apply knowledge and understanding in relation to the formulation of clinical questions, the conduct of bibliographic research and the development of research protocols in physiotherapy.

Course contents

PHASES OF THE EBP PROCESS IN PHYSIOTHERAPY:
1. EBP definition and formulation of the clinical question through the acronym PICO
2. Search strategies in the main databases:
Pyramid of evidence
Pubmed, Pedro, Cochrane Library, Trip database, guidelines database
Structure of the scientific article
3. Critical evaluation of the evidence:
Rating scales
Internal and external validity of studies
Data analysis and statistical measures
Risk indices
4. Application of the results to the individual patient
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Types of studies
1. Primary studies
observational
Experimental
2. Secondary studies
Systematic Review
Meta-analysis
LLGG
RESEARCH ETHICS:
Ethics committee, informed consent and data processing

Readings/Bibliography

Chiari P., Mosci D., Naldi E. Evidence based clinical practice - La pratica clinico assistenziale basata su prove di efficacia, 2011 McGraw-Hill – 2° edizione

Pomponio G., Calosso A., EBM e metodologia della ricerca per le professioni sanitarie, 2005,Edizioni Medico-Scientifiche, Torino.

Attena F., Epidemiologia e valutazione degli interventi sanitari. 2004, Piccin, Padova.

Teaching methods

Online lessons with practical exercises on the PC

Assessment methods

Ongoing tests: on the basis of the formulation of a question, the student will have to implement the research path of articles and evaluate their methodological quality

In case of failure to pass the tests, the student will take a practical-oral test

Teaching tools



PC workstations with connection.

Office hours

See the website of Deborah Deserri