Behavioural sciences and scientific method

A.Y. 2020/2021
17
Max ECTS
158
Overall hours
SSD
INF/01 M-PED/03 M-PSI/01 MED/01 MED/28
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Undefined
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Teaching methods:
Lessons will be held according to the methods currently approved within the degree course for the second semester. In presence If possible, otherwise on the Microsoft Teams platform and can be followed both synchronous or asynchronous as they will be recorded and uploaded on that same platform.
The timetable will follow the calendar established by the degree course.
Any changes will be promptly communicated through the ARIEL website of the course.

Course Syllabus:
The program and the reference material will not undergo any changes and will be made available as usual on the ARIEL website of the course.

Methods for verifying learning and evaluation criteria:
Evaluation criteria will be the same as in the previous years.
The written examination will take place in presence on line in the computer room (SEB + MOODLE mode), if possible. If this will be not possible, the Moodle platform with the SEB browser will be used for the written exam, together with the Microsoft Teams + ZOOM platform for controlling the students.
Prerequisites for admission
Algebra skills acquired at high school - Fundamentals of Internet searching
Assessment methods and Criteria
Verification of learning will be carried out with written and / or oral tests
The final vote for the exam in SCIENZE COMPORTAMENTALI E METODOLOGIA SCIENTIFICA is recorded on SIFA in a "student refusable outcome" mode, who therefore has the technical times of the UNIMI system to decide whether or not to accept the mark achieved.
Informatics
Medical statistics
Course syllabus
The module of Medical Statistics (4 CFU) includes hours of formal teaching (frontal lessons). All the material presented in class is stored on a specific ARIEL website. Furthermore, in ARIEL are made available to the students additional exercises related to the various parts of the module.
Teaching methods
The module of Medical Statistics (4 CFU) includes hours of formal teaching (frontal lessons). All the material presented in class is stored on a specific ARIEL website. Furthermore, in ARIEL are made available to the students additional exercises related to the various parts of the module.
Teaching Resources
To be chosen among those indicated:
- M. Pagano e K. Gauvreau Biostatistica (2ª edizione) Editore: Idelson-Gnocchi 2003
- M. Bland Statistica medica (2° edizione) Editore: Apogeo 2019
- JF. Jekel, DL. Katz, JG. Elmore, DMG. Wild Epidemiologia Biostatistica e Medicina Preventiva (3ª edizione) Editore: Masson 2009
- W. Daniel Biostatistica. Concetti di base per l'analisi statistica delle scienze dell'area medico-sanitaria (3° edizione) Editore: Edises 2019
Bibliometrics and researching sources
Course syllabus
The aim of this course is to provide concepts of evidence based medicine, to explain the importance of literature and bibliometric indexes in the scientific world, and to teach how to search and evaluate scientific literature using the currently available tools.
Topics:
1. Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine: the weight of information deriving from scientific literature in daily therapeutic choices. The scale of evidence: what are the most reliable information depending on the type of study. Characteristics of the main experimental designs in medicine and dentistry.
2. How an experimental research is organized: from the formulation of the working hypothesis based on the objective of the study, to the collection of data according to the quantitative analysis.
3. Primary and secondary studies: systematic reviews of the literature, what they are and what they serve for. The Cochrane Library.
4. History and meaning of bibliometric indicators: Impact factor, Citation Index, Hirsch index, etc. The Web of Science. How dentistry is placed in the field of biomedical sciences in terms of impact factor of dental journals, quality of published studies, value of researchers.
5. Research sources of scientific literature. How the main electronic databases are made and used to obtain information and to identify the relevant literature (Medline, Embase, Google Scholar, etc.), with practical examples.
Teaching methods
The module of Bibliometrics (2 CFU) consists of hours of formal teaching (frontal lessons), including practical teaching online (searching on electronic databases). All the material presented in class is made available to the students.
Teaching Resources
There are no textbooks for this course. All the necessary materials and articles, as well as the suggested links, are provided in class
Methodologies of teaching and special education
Course syllabus
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of the fields of study and application fields of special Pedagogy; the evolution of the regulatory framework supporting inclusion; the ability to identify and define models of understanding and intervention towards subjects in situations of fragility, hardship, handicap, illness; the acquisition of operational tools aimed at building "learning units" within an educational project centered on the analysis of needs and the enhancement of resources.
1) General concepts of Pedagogy: - Definition, fields of study and application fields of special pedagogy - Italian legislation and international provisions. - Pedagogical models of understanding and intervention towards subjects in situations of fragility, hardship, handicap and illness. - Pedagogical skills of the dentist: examples of applicability in a dental operating context
2) The development of learning skills: - The stages of development of cognitive function - Multiple intelligences according to Gardner - The memory - Learning disorders (DSA)
3) The educational relationship - Different styles - Communication as a working tool in the dentist-patient relationship - Obstacles and barriers to effective communication - Approach to children of families with migration problems: use of graphic symbols as an element of facilitation - Psycho-pedagogical aspects of child abuse: the interceptive role of the dentist - Reading and meaning of the drawing as a support tool in the relationship between dentist and pediatric patient - The "fear of the dentist": indicators of discomfort, anxiety and suffering in children's drawings
4) Construction of educational courses and learning units: realization of a "pedagogical project" oral hygiene education in different age groups
Teaching methods
The Special Teaching and Pedagogy module (3CFU) provides for the delivery of hours according to the following didactic forms: frontal lessons; exercises in small groups; field research activities.
Teaching Resources
Normative requirements
Themed scientific texts and articles
All the necessary materials and articles, as well as the suggested links, are provided in class
General psychology
Course syllabus
The course aims at providing students with knowledge and understanding of perception, cognition, emotion, motivation and individual differences with a special focus on recent empirical evidence about cognitive process and relevant implications for dentistry.

1. History of psychology
2. Scientific method in psychology
3. Sensation and perception
4. Attention
5. Learning and memory
6. Thinking and reasoning
7. Language and communication
8. Emotion
9. Stress and coping
10. Motivation
11. Personality
12. Health and illness
13. Doctor-patient relationship
14. Pain
15. Dentophobia
16. Stress and burnout
Teaching methods
The module of General Psychology (4 CFU) includes hours of formal teaching (frontal lessons). All the material presented in class is stored on a specific ARIEL website.
Teaching Resources
- Pravettoni G. (a cura di) (2017). Psicologia cognitiva: dalla teoria alla pratica. Mondadori Università.
- Bassi M., Delle Fave A. (a cura di) (2015). Psicologia Generale per le Professioni Medico-Sanitarie. UTET Università.
- Papers and materials dicussed during lessons
Bibliometrics and researching sources
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS - University credits: 0
MED/28 - ORAL DISEASES AND DENTISTRY - University credits: 0
Lessons: 20 hours
General psychology
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 4
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Monzani Dario
Informatics
INF/01 - INFORMATICS - University credits: 3
Lessons: 18 hours
Medical statistics
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS - University credits: 4
Lessons: 40 hours
Professor: Ferraroni Monica
Methodologies of teaching and special education
M-PED/03 - METHODOLOGIES OF TEACHING AND SPECIAL EDUCATION - University credits: 4
Lessons: 40 hours