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CODE 58955
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
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 main infectious and chronic-degenerative diseases and their health, social and economic impact. During the course, elements for understanding the Italian health organisation will be provided and particular emphasis will be placed on health promotion, health education and preventive strategies.

Students with certification of Specific Learning Disorders (DSA) and/or with disabilities are advised to contact the Professor at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the educational objectives of the course, take into account individual learning needs and provide suitable compensatory tools.

 

 

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 the student will have to:

  • Know the main concepts of health promotion and disease prevention with distinction between infectious and chronic-degenerative diseases.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of prevention for the protection of the health of the individual and the community.
  • Know the goals of the National Prevention Plan and National Vaccine Prevention Plan.

PREREQUISITES

No

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons with active student participation.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Definition of health and determinants of health. Health promotion. Epidemiology: epidemiological measures and types of studies. Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases. Epidemiology and prevention of chronic degenerative diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases and cancer. National Prevention Plan and National Vaccine Prevention Plan. First aid.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Study material will be provided by the teacher and published on aulaweb.

Recommended books for in- depth study:

Igiene Medicina Preventiva Sanità Pubblica – II edizione 2022 EdiSES Università

Igiene, Medicina Preventiva, Sanità Pubblica – Ricciardi Walter, Stefania Boccia et al. Terza edizione Editore Idelson Gnocchi.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Lessons start: first week of October 2024.

Class schedule

HYGIENICS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Mandatory written examination. Test consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions with one correct answer (1 point for each correct answer, 0 points for each wrong or no answer) and 1 open question. In the open question, the level of knowledge, the degree of thoroughness, and the ability to use appropriate vocabulary will be assessed. Oral test at the student's request will be established in order to improve the grade received in the written test.

Students with disabilities or DSA are reminded that in order to request adaptations in the exam, certification must first be entered on the University website at page servizionline.unige.it in the "Students" (“Studenti”) section. The documentation will be verified by the Settore servizi per l’inclusione degli studenti con disabilità e con DSA dell’Ateneo (https://rubrica.unige.it/strutture/struttura/100111).

Subsequently, significantly in advance of the examination date (at least 10 days), an e-mail must be sent to the teacher with whom the examination will be taken, including in the knowledge copy both the School Contact Teacher for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities and DSA (laura.traverso@unige.it) and the above-mentioned Sector using one of the following addresses (disabili@unige.it; dsa@unige.it).

The e-mail should specify:

- the name of the teaching

- the date of the exam call

- the student's last name, first name and roll number

- the compensatory tools and dispensatory measures deemed functional and required.

The contact person (Prof. Laura Traverso) will confirm to the teacher that the applicant has the right to request adaptations in the exam and that these adaptations must be agreed with the Professor. The Professor will respond by informing whether the requested adaptations can be used.

Requests should be sent at least 10 days before the date of the exam in order to allow the teacher to evaluate the content. In particular, in the case of intending to make use of concept maps for the exam (which must be much concise), the student must adhere to the above timelines.

Please see the document for more information: Linee guida per la richiesta di servizi, di strumenti compensativi e/o di misure dispensative e di ausili specifici.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Mandatory written examination. The written mode makes it possible to ensure the objectivity of assessment and to test the achievement of the course objectives on the entire program. It is believed that with this mode the student's achievement of the general and specific training objectives can be properly assessed. An oral test can be requested by the student to improve the grade acquired from the written test. In the oral test, the level of knowledge, the quality of exposition and the ability to use appropriate vocabulary will be evaluated.

FURTHER INFORMATION

A page dedicated to the teaching program will be activated on aulaweb. The study material presented during the lessons will be 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.

 

 

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