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CODE 80620
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/42
LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The topics range covered in the Applied Hygiene course address the principles of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine required for the prevention of disease and the promotion of health which are needed for the attainment of the highest degree of well-being. In addition, the course aims to orient students in their future tasks for achieving health goals and collaborating with public health professionals. 

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide essential knowledge related to health concepts, health protection and promotion, health education; identification and control of causes of disease and risk factors in the environment; epidemiology and prevention of major infectious and chronic degenerative diseases.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide essential knowledge related to:

- the concept of health, health protection and promotion, health education;

- identification and control of the causes of disease and risk factors in the environment;

- epidemiology and prevention of the main infectious and chronic-degenerative diseases

- health planning, organization and management.

PREREQUISITES

none

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching is divided into frontal lessons given by the teacher

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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


Introduction to the course: the concept of health, hygiene and public health.
Hygiene and epidemiological tools: population health and its determinants, in community and welfare settings. Descriptive epidemiological measures in common usage in applied hygiene: prevalence and incidence studies, the concept of risk and cause-effect relationship.
Principles of prevention and prophylaxis: primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.
Epidemiology and prevention of major infectious diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases. Foodborne infectious diseases. Care-related infections (ICAs). Molecular methods in the epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases. 
Infectious disease prevention, disinfection, antisepsis, sterilization, biohazard in care settings and its prevention
Epidemiology and prevention of major chronic degenerative diseases. Cardiovascular diseases, preventable malignancies. Molecular methods in epidemiology and prevention of chronic degenerative diseases.
Food hygiene. Food and related health issues. Food fraud, adulteration and adulteration. Microbial contamination. Standards for the wholesomeness of food (HACCP). 
Environment and health. Environmental factors as determinants of health and disease. Water and its essential characteristics for health promotion. Wastewater.
Solid waste and the risks to health and the environment.
Risk and prevention factors in living and working environments. Molecular methods in the hygiene of living and working environment.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The notes taken in class are sufficient for the exam preparation.

For more information:

Barbuti, Fara, Giammanco - Igiene, Medicina Preventiva e Sanità Pubblica - EdiSES

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

SEBASTIANO LA MAESTRA (President)

ANNA MARIA SPAGNOLO

FRANCESCO D'AGOSTINI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

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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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
19/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
02/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
16/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
30/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
20/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
20/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Office hours:Every day (by phone or e-mail appointment)