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EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION: CURRENT TOPICS AND PERSPECTIVES

CODE 68175
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 2 cfu during the 2nd year of 9279 SCIENZE INFERMIERISTICHE E OSTETRICHE(LM/SNT1) - 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 aims to provide the cognitive, methodological and behavioral tools, that allow to:
    - Describe the health status of the population and to measure the frequency of health events;

    - Proceed from the formulation of hypothesis to the evaluation of associations and causality through the descriptive, analytical and experimental epidemiological studies;

    - Integrate some of the competences already acquired in the preceding progress with competences to read these problems from the point of view of the population in complex.

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    Frontal lessons.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    - Measuring the health events;

    - Describing the health status of the population through the descriptive epidemiological studies;

    - Assessing the associations in epidemiology using the cohort and case-control studies;

    - Knowing the experimental epidemiological studies;

    - The evaluation of the risks, the needs and the effectiveness in Public Health;

    - Systematic reviews, meta-analysis and guidelines in medicine; 

    - Epidemiological surveillance.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Epidemiologia di base (http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/43541/6/887266031_ita.pdf)

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    ANNAMARIA BAGNASCO (President)

    DARIO BATTIONI

    ROBERTA CENTANARO

    GIANCARLO ICARDI

    FRANCESCA LANTIERI

    ANTONIETTA MARIA MARTELLI

    ALESSANDRA PULLIERO

    LOREDANA SASSO

    MILKO ZANINI

    GIANLUCA CATANIA (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    The lessons will start in the second semester.

    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.