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HIGIENICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION

CODE 67628
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 4 cfu during the 2nd year of 9322 SCIENZE DELLA FORMAZIONE PRIMARIA (LM-85 bis) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/42
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The main objectives of the course are: to enable future teachers to realize that health education is a primary educational need; to raise awareness of the importance of prevention in protecting the health of the individual and the community, and to promote the inclusion of health education in the educational activities of infant and primary schools.

    Students with Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) and/or disability are recommended to contact the professor at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods which, according to the course’s objectives, take into account the modalities individual learning and provide suitable compensatory tools.

    Students unable to attend frontal lessons for reasons within the teaching regulations must contact the teacher before the start of the lessons to agree on the additional program.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Acquisition of the basic concepts of health education and health advancement. Understanding of the importance of prevention in relation both to infectious diseases and to chronic-degenerative pathologies. Acquisition of the basic concepts of environmental hygiene and school hygiene.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course, students must possess the main knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention. They must also demonstrate that they understand that prevention is essential to protecting the health of the individual and the community.

    Students must be able to apply the knowledge acquired and must have sufficient skills to design and carry out an educational intervention of health promotion or disease prevention aimed at children in the infant school and primary school.

    PREREQUISITES

    No

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lessons and group activities to develop the subjects dealt with during the class lessons.

    Planning examples of educational programs of health promotion or disease prevention for application in the infant and primary school.

    In case of health emergencies, lessons will take place in accordance with the University regulations.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Health definition and health factors. Health promotion. Health education as "transverse" teaching in school curricula. Elements of epidemiology. Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Epidemiology and prevention of the principal infectious diseases, with particular reference to those of childhood and adolescence. National Prevention Plan and National Immunization Plan. Notions of the epidemiology and prevention of chronic-degenerative diseases. Promotion of healthy lifestyles in childhood and adolescence in order to safeguard health in adulthood. Planning of programs for health promotion and disease prevention in the infant school and primary school (according to age). School hygiene. Notions of first aid.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Study material will be provided by the teacher and published on aulaweb.

    Students with Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) certification and/or with disabilities will agree with the teacher any compensatory tools.

    Recommended books for in- depth study:

    Igiene e Sanità Pubblica – Secrets – Domande e risposte 2021 - Signorelli C et al. Società Editrice Universo

    Igiene, Medicina Preventiva, Sanità Pubblica – Ricciardi Walter, Stefania Boccia et al. Terza edizione Editore Idelson Gnocchi.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    The lessons will take place in the second semester of the second year. Lessons start: March 1, 2023

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Obligatory written examination consisting of 30 “closed-answer” questions with only one correct answer (one point for each correct answer) and of one “open” question. The open question will evaluate the student's level of detailed knowledge and use of appropriate language. The “open” question will be evaluated in a range between 0 (insufficient) and 3 (excellent).

    Oral examination on request by the student, in order to improve the score obtained in the written examination.

    Students unable to attend frontal lessons will have to prepare a health education project to be submitted 10 days before the exam. The additional activity consists in drafting a health education project aimed at a primary school or childhood class chosen by the student (see guidelines published on aulaweb).

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The written format has been adopted in order to ensure that the knowledge acquired during the entire course is assessed in an objective manner. This modality is deemed to be able to correctly evaluate the achievement of both the general and specific training objectives. In the oral examination, the student's level of knowledge, quality of exposition and ability to use appropriate vocabulary will be assessed.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    A page dedicated to the teaching program will be activated on aulaweb. The study material presented during the lessons will be regularly uploaded to this page, as will other material required for further in-depth study.

    The teacher will publish all information regarding the teaching program on this page.

    Students unable to attend frontal lessons for reasons within the teaching regulations must contact the teacher before the start of the lessons to agree on the additional program.