# 96498 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS FOR HEALTHCARE (Modulo 1)

## Anno Accademico 2023/2024

• Docente: Sara Capacci
• Crediti formativi: 5
• SSD: SECS-S/03
• Lingua di insegnamento: Inglese
• Modalità didattica: Convenzionale - Lezioni in presenza
• Campus: Bologna
• Corso: Laurea Magistrale in Health Economics and Management (cod. 5902)
• dal 21/09/2023 al 23/10/2023

## Contenuti

• Descriptive statistics: measures of central tendency, measures of dispersions and graphical displays
• Random variables and probability distributions, the Normal Distribution, the Standard Normal Distribution, the Student’s T distribution
• Populations and samples, point estimation and confidence intervals for the population mean for the case of known and unknown variance
• Hypothesis testing for the mean and for the difference between two means

## Testi/Bibliografia

• Rosner, B. (2016) “Fundamentals of Biostatistics”, Cengage.
• Agresti, A. (2018) "Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences", 5th edition. Pearson
• Plichta Kellar, S.B. and Kelvin, E.A. (2013) "Munro's statistical methods for health care research”. Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

## Metodi didattici

During the course theoretical and practical sessions will be held. During practical sessions empirical knowledge of the proposed methods will be reached through real-world case studies and exercises performed using Microsoft Excel.

The UNIBO e-learning platform (VIRTUALE) will be used to share teaching materials and to assign periodical home assignments to students.

## Modalità di verifica e valutazione dell'apprendimento

The course has a required cumulative final examination. You must take, and pass, the final examination to receive a passing grade in the course. The final exam will be a written test (computer based). Students are required to enrol using Almaesami.

The test consists in three sections:

1) multiple choice/short-answers section (35% of Exam Score, 6 questions);

2) free response section requiring interpretatin of statistical outputs (20% of Exam Score, 2 questions);

3) practical section with Excel (45% of Exam Score, 5 questions).

The test duration is 75 minutes.

(Please notice that the test structure might change; any modifications will be communicated in class).

The grading system is on a 0-30 range, the following grid applies:

• <18 failed
• 18-23 sufficient
• 24-27 good
• 28-30 very good
• 30 cum laude honors

## Strumenti a supporto della didattica

The following tools will be available on the UNIBO e-learning platform (VIRTUALE)

• Slides/lecture notes: summarising theoretical concepts shown in class
• Exercises and Solutions which will be regularly proposed to students
• Miscellanea: exercises, focus notes, sample tests will be uploaded when needed

## Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Sara Capacci