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CODE 58955
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/42
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The main objectives of the course are: to acquire knowledge of the causes, epidemiological trends and prevention of the principal infectious and degenerative diseases and their health, social and economic impacts. During the course, students will be provided with the elements needed in order to understand how the Italian health system is organized; particular emphasis will be placed on health promotion, health education and preventive strategies.

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

At the end of the course, the student must have acquired the knowledge necessary for the prevention of degenerative and infectious diseases and for health promotion.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students must:

  • possess the main notions of health promotion and disease prevention, with regard to both infectious diseases and chronic-degenerative diseases;
  • demonstrate that they understand that prevention is essential in order to protect the health of the individual and the community;
  • know the main issues covered by the National Prevention Plan;
  • be able to design health education projects aimed at different population targets.

PREREQUISITES

No

TEACHING METHODS

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

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

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Health definition and health factors. Health Promotion. From health education to education for health. Epidemiology: epidemiological measurements and types of epidemiological studies. Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases. Epidemiology and prevention of degenerative diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases and cancers. National Prevention Plan and National Immunization Plan. 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

Exam Board

DONATELLA PANATTO (President)

DANIELA AMICIZIA

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The lessons will take place in the first semester. Lessons start: first week of October 2023.

Class schedule

HYGIENICS

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 5 days before the exam. 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.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
11/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
25/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
15/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
28/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
13/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
04/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
25/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
12/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Scritto

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.

 

 

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Good health and well being
Good health and well being
Quality education
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