Skip to main content
CODE 80620
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/42
LANGUAGE English
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

The course covers functional requirements, spatial interrelationships and links between hospital diagnosis and care services, according to legislation and quality standards of international guidelines. Main hygienic problems in a hospital environment; assessment and risk management (eg Legionella, etc). 

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

ALESSANDRA PULLIERO (President)

DONATELLA PANATTO

ALBERTO IZZOTTI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

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
11/01/2024 14:00 GENOVA Orale
25/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
18/07/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

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