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APPLIED HYGIENE

CODE 80620
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11159 BIOENGINEERING(LM-21) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/42
    LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course studies the organisation, functional and dimensional requirements of the hospital and the spatial interrelationships and links between diagnosis and treatment services, in the light of national regulations and the quality standards of international guidelines. It provides knowledge of the main hygienic problems of hospital environments in relation to the health risk for the patient and  healthcare workers and preventive solutions.

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Functional requirements, spatial interrelationships and connection between hospital diagnosis and treatment services, according to the standards and quality standards of the international guidelines. Main hygiene problems in the hospital environment; assessment and risk management (e.g. Legionella, etc).

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities and individual study will allow the student:
    - to know the structural, organisational and functional characteristics and requirements of the hospital
    - to know and identify potential health risks for patients and healthcare workers
    - be familiar with the operating methods aimed at preventing and managing health risks.

    PREREQUISITES

    none

    TEACHING METHODS

    Teaching is divided into frontal lessons given by the teacher

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The course programme includes the presentation and discussion of the following topics:

    The hospital and its evolution over time; the regulations of the sector: the authorization and accreditation requirements.

    The new concept of the hospital

    The containment of biological, chemical and physical risks.

    The particular needs of some critical environments: operating departments and intensive care.

    Air,  hygiene issues relating to ventilation systems 

    Water, hospital water networks and their hygienic characteristics and the control of the infectious risk for patients and operators.

    The construction site and the prevention of Aspergillus risk

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    The notes taken in class and the material made available on the website are sufficient for the exam preparation.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARIA LUISA CRISTINA (President)

    MARINA SARTINI

    ANNA MARIA SPAGNOLO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    oral

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The oral exam will mainly focus on the topics covered during the frontal lessons and will aim to assess whether the student has reached an adequate level of basic knowledge and the ability to apply it within different hospital contexts.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    12/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    10/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    09/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    08/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    22/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
    02/09/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale