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PUBLIC HEALTH

CODE 67472
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 14 cfu during the 1st year of 8745 MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA(LM-41) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/42
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Epidemiology is the science that aims to analyze the illnesses in the populations, with particular respect to the study of the conditions and their determinants.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course has the following objectives:

    - providing knowledges to the basic epidemiology concepts;

    - providing knowledges to apply the main measures used in epidemiology (frequency and association measures);

    - providing knowledges to the basic concepts of demography and to know the technical of standardization;

    - providing knowledges to know and to plan the main types of epidemiological studies (descriptive, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort studies);

    - providing knowledges to the methodology of clinical trials;

    -providing knowledges to the concepts and model of epidemiology monitoring with attention to the syndromic surveillance system;

    - providing knowledges to understand the epidemiology relevance for health planning and to develop the critical abilities to evaluate the results of clinical and epidemiological studies.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lessons.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    - Definition and objectives of epidemiology;

    - Frequency measures;

    - Direct and indirect standardization;

    - Prevalence and Incidence;

    - Epidemiological studies: ecological studies and prevalence;

    - Epidemiological studies: the case-control and cohort studies;

    - Epidemiological surveillance and the management of an outbreak.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Lopalco P.L., Tozzi A.E.- "Epidemiologia facile." Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ANGELA TESTI (President)

    CARLO PESCE (President)

    FILIPPO ANSALDI

    LINDA BATTISTUZZI

    ANTONELLA LOTTI

    LUISA ALEXIA PIAGGIO

    MARIA PIA SORMANI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    The lessons will start in the second semester beginning from March 2017.

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The examination test is formed by  multiple-choice question and exercises.