Public Health Sciences

Dottorati
Doctoral programme (PhD)
A.Y. 2019/2020
Study area
Medicine and Healthcare
Doctoral programme (PhD)
3
Years
Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e di Comunità - Campus di Cascina Rosa - Via A. Vanzetti 5 - Milano
Italian
The doctoral programme in Public Health Sciences aims to form researchers who are able to design, undertake and critically interpret research and advanced training projects and to assess health status and prevent the spread of transmittable and chronic-degenerative diseases within the population; promote health in individuals and populations; disseminate scientific culture and applicable research methodologies.
The internationalisation process foresees the exchange of students and professors with doctoral students, research centres and foreign institutions and the organisation of courses held by foreign experts.
The specific objectives of the doctoral programme include the development of research methodologies in the area of health, both laboratory and clinical; in the area of prevention policies focusing on the public and on particular groups at risk; in the context of services to the population for protecting and promoting individual health; in a transversal and transdisciplinary context that recognizes that the health of a populations is closely linked to that of animals and the environment ('one health' approach) and acquisition of a solid methodological grounding in the quantitative disciplines required to correctly apply and develop methods for the critical interpretation of basic, clinical, medical and epidemiological research findings.
Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche e di Comunità - Campus di Cascina Rosa - Via A. Vanzetti 5 - Milano
Title Professor(s)
Physiopathogenetic machanisms of occupatonal diseases
Air pollution exposure and molecular markers
Requisiti: Expertise in epigenetics, microbioma, or molecular biology
Metabolomic approach in exposed to Persistent Organic Pollutants
Requisiti: Knowledge of environmental exposure measures, and metabilic outcomes
Application of PBPK modeling and in silico tools to the risk assessment of industrial chemicals
Requisiti: Knowledge of PBPK models, and in silico toxicology
Project, implementation and assessment of the effectiveness of several nursing interventions in different clinical situations, in hospital and outpatients. Project and implementation of interventions aimed at reducing nursing-related clinical risk
Requisiti: Nursing competence (clinical, educational, organizational or researh-oriented)
Bacterial foodborne diseases: phenotyping and genotyping method to epidemiological purposes and outbreak investigation
Evaluation of the clinical impact of the alterations of metabolism of the glucids and of the insulin secretion in a longitudinal study started in 2003 in patients affected by Cystic Fibrosis followed-up at the Regional Referral Centre.
Requisiti: Knowledge of the main statistical techniques for the longitudinal data analysis
Study of the role diet of prebiotics and probiotics on the risk of selected cancers, with focus on statistical models to disentangle the effect of various micronutrients.
Requisiti: Knowledge of SAS
Analysis, interpretation and prediction of mortality and incidence data
Requisiti: Knowledge of SAS and R
Management and analysis of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society Patient Registry
Requisiti: Knowledge of SAS and SAS-stat
Collaborative reanalysis of epidemiological data, including epidemiological inference
Assessment of exposure, risk and health impact of pesticide use in agriculture
Requisiti: Competences in the specific field of research - clinical, biomedical or public health; medical statistics
Assessment of risk, health impact and prevention in health sector personnel
Requisiti: Competences in the specific field of research - clinical, biomedical or public health; medical statistics
Development of aproaches to identify new and emerging occupational risks and diseases
Requisiti: Competences in the specific field of research - clinical, biomedical or public health; medical statistics
Analysis of molecular data from Next Generation Sequencing of DNA and RNA for the evalutaion of bioprofiles in oncology
Requisiti: Good experience in R programming. Good statistical knowledge
Agreement between measurement methods of continuous variables
Requisiti: Knowledge of the regression analysis, of the structural model analysis and of the multivariate statistical methods at an advanced level
Molecular epidemiolgy of viral infections of considerable impact on Public Health
Requisiti: Basic experiences in moleculary biology lab
Use of routine data base to monitor the quality of the obstetric care and the analysis of the geographic and temporal trends of obstetric diseases
Requisiti: Exerience in clinical research, public health and medicaal statistics
Evaluation of predictive regression models with high-dimensional data. Model selection
Requisiti: Good knowledge of statistical methods and survival analysis
Joint analysis of time to event data with longitudinal biomarkers data: applications in cardiology (NT-proBNP in patients with Surgical Ventricular Remodeling) and oncology (immunology in patients with metastatic melanoma)
Requisiti: Basic knowledge of survival analysis
L. Mariani
Phylogenesis and phylodynamics of the emerging infectious pathogens
Requisiti: Expertise in the molecular biology techniques with special refer to the next generation sequencing and basic knowledge in bioinformatics and phylogenetic analysis
Statistical methods for primary studies and metanalysis on diagnostic accuracy
Requisiti: Methods for contingency tables analysis and knowledge on linear model
Assessment of the benefits and harms of health interventions by conducting systematic reviews in different clinical areas (internal medicine, cardiology, oncology, neurology, orthopaedics and rehabilitation, public health).
Requisiti: Background in biostatistics and public health.
Application of the principles, concepts and methods of evidence-based medicine to the world of medical information.
Requisiti: Background in biostatistics and public health, and editing.
Operation management and service management in healthcare sector (patient flow logistics, patient experice, co-production)
Ageing and work: effects of workers' ageing and strenous working condition on biological age and work ability
Requisiti: Skills in the field of the evaluation of health effect associated to occupational exposures
Issues of epidemiological models, with particular reference to large food or nutrient databases
Requisiti: Good programming skills in SAS or R. Good knowledge of basic statistics
Effects of a diet adhering to the Mediterranean diet on the composition of breast milk
Requisiti: Good programming skills in SAS or R. Good knowledge of basic statistics
A posteriori dietary pattern in nutritional epidemiology: problems of statistical analysis and epidemiological interpretation
Requisiti: Good programming skills in SAS or R. Multivariate statistical knowledge
Health and work comfort 4.0
Requisiti: Knowledge on the evaluation of professional risks and their effects on workers’ health and comfort
Net and relative survival models for the incidence of cancer mortality: data from tumor registry, observational and experimental clinical studies
Requisiti: Good statistical knowledge
Infections of public health impact: epidemiology and prevention
Admission appropriateness evaluation in acute and rehabilitation structures
HTA in Public Health
Spline bivariate models for estimation of the association between continuous variables and cancer risk
Requisiti: Knowledge of R and STAN
Usage of big databases (administrative databases o more clinical databases togheter) to evaluate the ability (in terms of feasibility and accuracy) of the attribute matching methodology to predict the events risk in different clinical contensts, comparing prognostic scores already pubblished in literature
Requisiti: Knowledge of medical statistic (base level) and good skills on using softwares for the statistical analysis and management of big databases (SAS, MS Access)
Towards a more rational use of infertility treatments: studies on models validation, cost-effectiveness and cost-benefits
Requisiti: Awareness on infertility clinical issues and good knowledge of statistics
Principles and Methods of Causal Inference for observational data, with application to large scale epidemiological studies, such as the Swedish National March Cohort
Requisiti: Good knowledge of generalized linear models, such as logistic, poisson and survival regression analysis
R. Bellocco
Meta-analytic methods for the evaluation of safety and efficacy of immunotherapy in oncology
Requisiti: Knowledge of survival analysis and meta-analysis. Knowledge of SAS and R
V. Bagnardi
Statistical methods for prognostic models in oncology
Requisiti: Knowledge of survival analysis. Knowledge of SAS and R
V. Bagnardi
Statistical methods for matched clinical cohort studies
Requisiti: Knowledge of survival analysis. Knowledge of SAS and R
V. Bagnardi
Use of generalized linear (and non-linear) models for treatment evaluation using clinically useful measures and time-to-event outcomes
Requisiti: Good knowledge of statistical methods and statistical software
Effects of oxygen therapy on lung transplants and mortality in people with CF using multi state models
Requisiti: Good knowledge of statistical methods and statistical software
Life expectancy in people with Cystic Fibrosis: comparison among european countries that joined the European Cystic Fibrosis Patients Registry using methods of relative survival
Requisiti: Good knowledge of statistics and usage of statistical softwares
Models for growth charts in adolescents
Requisiti: Knowledge of linear regression models and statistical software
Genetic factors affecting ithe risk of mesotheliomas due to asbestos exposure
Requisiti: Competences in the specific field of research - clinical, biomedical or public health; medical statistics. Experience with pneumoconiosis research
Biomechanical overload in the living and working environments: risk factors, diseases, diagnosis and prevention
Requisiti: Competences in the specific field of research - clinical, biomedical or public health, especially related to biomechanical overload; occupational hygiene - experience with risk assessment and ergonomic approach; medical statistics
Meta-analytic methods for the evaluation of safety and efficacy of immunotherapy in oncology

Courses list

February
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Methods for survival analysis 6 36 Italian
Evaluation of the effectiveness of infertility treatments: a statistical challenge 2 10 Italian
March
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Design of observational studies 2 10 Italian
Clinical criminology, legal medicine and the law: knowledge and prevention for healthcare professionals 2 15 Italian
General linear model and experimental design using "R" 6 40 Italian
April
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Partial Least Squares Path Modeling 3 16 Italian
Sample size calculation in clinical trials: a simulation-based approach
2 10 Italian
May
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Optional
Systematic reviews with meta-analysis: statistical methods and interpretation of results 2 12 Italian
Introduction to Risk Assessment 2 12 Italian
Operations management in healthcare 5 28 Italian
June
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
From Occupational Medicine to Occupational Health 3 16 Italian
July
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
Introduction to Robust Statistics 2 10 Italian
Surveillance and dynamics of the relevant infections in Public Health 3 16 Italian
September
Courses or activities Professor(s) ECTS Total hours Language
A short introduction to Causal Inference in Epidemiologu
2 10 English

Enrollment

Places available: 5


Call for applications: how to do, attachment 1, Qualifications assessment and exam schedule


Application period: from 05-24-2019 to 06-24-2019
Enrolment period: from 09-23-2019 to 09-27-2019