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School of Medicine
Course unit
MEP7080957, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ME1848, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track GENERICO - SEDE di PADOVA [999PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination SEMINAR: APPROACH TO THE THESIS
Department of reference Department of Neurosciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in PHYSIOTHERAPY

Teacher in charge ANTONIO QUINCI
Other lecturers LUCIA COPPOLA

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Other -- -- 3.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 3.0 30 45.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge in statistics and informatics
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge and understanding:
The student will know the main research methods and principles of the scientific method. She/He will be able to make a research rehabilitation problem and to develop possible solutions.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
The student will be able to choose and apply the research method most appropriate aimed to research problem solving and find possible solutions.
Making judgements:
The student will be able to choosing from scientific literature, sources authoritative and reliable; she/he will be able to recognize the limits and appropriateness of the research method and discuss the results of the search.
Communication skills:
The student will be able to communicate how acquired in contexts skilled in both oral and written.
Learning skills:
The student will be able to search, organize and chose the subject knowledge.
Assessment criteria: They will be indicated by the teacher at the beginning of the course
Course unit contents: The Science and the Scientific Method
Writing a thesis: constituent parts analysis.
The thesis, methods of organization: the thesis supervisor, deadlines, different aspects.
Thesis project: practical aspects and organizational difficulties
The presentation of the thesis, from the text to the discussion
Some examples of thesis, role of the thesis supervisor and co-supervisor
The experimental research
The experimental project: motivations and principles
the procedure
The independent variable and dependent variables
Control of other variables
Experimental projects.
Research Programming
Interpretation of results and communication
Qualitative research
Definition, context and models
Research methodology and epistemology
The phases of qualitative research
Methodologies: phenomenology, grounded theory, ethnography
Methods: interviews, focus groups, consensus technical, participant observation, documentary research, action research
Tools for analysis and presentation of data
Bibliographic research and EBM
Definitions and fields
Search engines and selection of the data collected
Drafting and presentation of results
Interpretation of results and communication
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures: knowledge and understanding
Thread: independent judgment, communication skills
Workshops and presentations: communication skills
All together aimed to achieve better learning competences
Additional notes about suggested reading: They will be indicated by the teacher at the beginning of the course
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)