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Strategy of the medical decision [ WESP2234 ]

3.0 crédits ECTS  30.0 h   2q 

Teacher(s) Devuyst Olivier ; Robert Annie (coordinator) ; Habimana Laurence ;
Language French
of the course
Bruxelles Woluwe
Main themes The first part addresses the use and interpretation of diagnostic tests. That includes the basic characteristics (sensitivity, specificity, predictive value) ; the potential biases ; the ROC curves ; the Bayesian analysis ; the threshold probabilities. The second part analyzes the expected outcomes from a test or a treatment : utility concept, life expectancy. The third part includes clinical reasoning, decision-making, and cost-efficacy. These concepts are illustrated by clinical exemples taken from the diagnostic procedures used in medicine.
Aims To teach the rationale of the diagnostic procedure and the basis of clinical reasoning, using methods taken from epidemiology and statistics.
Other information Written examination. References : 1. Sox HC, Medical decision making, Butterworths ; 2. Grenier B, Evaluation de la décision médicale, Masson ; 3. Kassirer JP et Kopelman RI, Learning clinical reasoning, Williams & Wilkins ; 4. Friedland DJ et al, Evidence-based medicine, Lange ; 5. Weinstein, Clinical decision analysis, Saunders.
Cycle et année
> Bachelor in Biomedicine
> Certificat universitaire en dentisterie pédiatrique
> Certificat universitaire en prothèse dentaire
> Certificat universitaire en dentisterie conservatrice et endodontie
> Master [120] in Statistics: Biostatistics
> Preparatory year for Master in Biomedicine
> Master [120] in Biomedicine
> Master [240] in Medecine
> Master [120] in Public Health
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