Propedeutic Sciences

A.Y. 2019/2020
5
Max ECTS
50
Overall hours
SSD
FIS/07 M-PSI/01 M-PSI/04 MED/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The learning objectives of Propedeutic Sciences course are:
- to know how to synthesize and analyse data;
- to know the foundations of epidemiology;
- to know the applied physics; mainly in regards to acoustic physics and the laws of physical phenomena;
- to know the principal psychological theories and the main psychological currents of thought (behaviourism, cognitivism, psychoanalysis, Gestalt);
- to know the principles of psychological development.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will have to know the main systems for data analysis and data synthesis, in order to interpret statistical reports and scientific articles; to learn the principles of the psychological development, the main theories and psychological currents of thought; to know the basic principles of applied physics, with particular attention to acoustic physics.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific prerequisites different from those required for admission to the degree course
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam is written and consists of sections of multiple choice questions and / or simple exercises referring to the modules of the course and optimized for the module content and type. Each answer has a score. The test is considered passed with a score ≥ 18 in each of the sections. The final score is given by the average of the sections scores weighted by the CFU of the modules.
Medical statistics module. Written exam (40' minutes) including theoretical questions and short exercises, formulated as open questions or multiple choice questions. Use of pocket calculator is allowed.
General Psychology module: Written exam (15 minutes) consisting in 10 multiple-choice questions. The exam assesses students' knowledge about the learning program of the module, with regard to their achievement of the expected learning outcomes.
Developmental Psychology module: Written exam (1 and a half hours) consisting in 5 open-ended questions. The exam assesses students' knowledge about the learning program of the module, with regard to their achievement of the expected learning outcomes.
Applied physics module: questions and short exercises, open or multiple choice. Each answer has to be justified. Use of pocket calculator is allowed. The results of the test will be available on the Ariel web page.
Fisica applicata
Course syllabus
Elements of Algebra and Mathematical Analysis: symbols, powers, orders of magnitude; variables and functions of variables, graphs, Cartesian coordinates; vectors, polar coordinates, trigonometric functions
General concepts: physical quantities and their size; international measurement system
Concepts of solid and fluid mechanics: space, time, speed, acceleration (medium and instant); forces, second law of dynamics, mass, density; special forces: weight, elastic force, friction, tension; generated motions: uniform, straight and circular motion, accelerated motion; harmonic motion: amplitude, pulse, period, frequency, initial phase; characteristic equation of harmonic motion; Spring - mass: dependence of the pulse from k and m; power, kinetic energy, kinetic energy theorem; conservative forces, potential energy; potential energy form for weight and elastic force; mechanical total energy conservation law; mechanical energy balance for the spring -mass system; dampened and forced oscillations, resonance
Wave concepts: longitudinal and transverse waves; wavelength, wave number; propagation of a wave: propagation speed; propagation of a wave on a tight rope: dependence on the tension and linear mass of the string; energy and power carried by the wave; superposition principle, resulting wave, spectrum of complex waves; interference of waves; stationary waves on a rope; acoustic waves, wavefront; Speed of sound: dependence on density and compressibility module of the medium; acoustic waves in motion: link between the amplitude of pressure and the amplitude of displacement in the medium; acoustic impedance; intensity of sound: dependence on distance from the source; sound level, decibel scale; overlapping acoustic waves: stationary sound waves, harmonics, harmonic number
Teaching methods
Lectures
Teaching Resources
Verranno rese disponibili le slides delle lezioni sul sito Ariel del modulo.
Statistica medica
Course syllabus
Brief description of the main epidemiological and clinical study designs
Basic principles of data collection and management, qualitative and quantitative variables and their characteristics.
Building and reading the contingency tables. Two-way tables.
The concept of probability and risk. An application of probabilities: the measures of diagnostic accuracy (sensitivity and specificity).
Building and reading different types of graphs: pie charts, bar charts, histograms, scatter plots.
Measures of central tendency: mode, median, quartiles, means.
Measures of dispersion: range, interquartile range, standard deviation, coefficient of variation.
Measurement and interpretation of the statistical association between two qualitative variables: difference between risks, relative risk and odds ratio.
Population, sample and estimates.
The concept of imprecision of an estimate. Meaning of confidence intervals
Teaching methods
Lectures
Teaching Resources
Lantieri PB, Risso D, Ravera G (2007) Elementi di statistica medica. McGraw Hill
Psicologia generale
Course syllabus
Historical underpinnings of the subject
Definition and evolution of human language
Comparison with non-human language
Thought and communication
Learning
Memory
Reading and writing
Teaching methods
Lectures
Teaching Resources
Bassi M., Delle Fave A. (a cura di) (2019). Psicologia generale per le professioni medico-sanitarie. Seconda Edizione. Torino: UTET Università. Capp. 2,3,5, e 9.
Psicologia dello sviluppo e psicologia dell'educazione
Course syllabus
Historical underpinnings of the subject
Piaget's theory of cognitive development
Pre-natal development
From gestures to first words
Verbal and non-verbal communication in children
Development of the lexicon and morphosynthax
The developmental models of reading and writing
Understanding and producing texts
Teaching methods
Lectures
Teaching Resources
D'Amico S., e Devescovi, A. (a cura di) (2013). Psicologia dello sviluppo del linguaggio. Bologna: Il Mulnio (Capp. 1,3,4,5,6,7,9,10)
Fisica applicata
FIS/07 - APPLIED PHYSICS - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Psicologia dello sviluppo e psicologia dell'educazione
M-PSI/04 - DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Bassi Marta
Psicologia generale
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Bassi Marta
Statistica medica
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Casazza Giovanni