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APPLIED HYGIENE

CODE 80620
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
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 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

    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
    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)