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CODE 80620
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
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. New molecular biology techniques in the fields of genomics, proteomics and epigenomics offer the possibility of developing a new series of biomarkers to evaluate the genotoxic risk to which humans are continuously exposed. The last decades have given rise to the era of omics sciences and through the analysis of gene expression through high-throughput methods it will be possible to achieve a better understanding of the mechanisms of action of environmental xenobiotics.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Fornire le conoscenze essenziali relative a: concetto di salute, tutela e promozione della salute, educazione sanitaria; identificazione e controllo delle cause di malattia e dei fattori di rischio nell'ambiente; epidemiologia e prevenzione delle principali patologie infettive e cronico-degenerative.

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;

- prevention of the main infectious and chronic-degenerative diseases

- epigenetics and environmental exposures

- health organization and management in biomedical laboratories

- Air monitoring in operating rooms.

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, Descriptive epidemiological measures commonly used in applied hygiene: prevalence and incidence studies.

Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention concepts with application in studies

Infectious diseases and cancer.

Diet and cancer

New molecular biology techniques in the field of genomics, proteomics and epigenomics.

Epidemiology and prevention of the main chronic-degenerative diseases. Molecular methods in the epidemiology and prevention of chronic-degenerative diseases.

Epigenetics and environment 

Biosensors and medical applications as diagnostic prevention methods

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).

Indoor air quality in healthcare environments

Environmental monitoring of Covid 19 and sanitization of healthcare environments

Air monitoring in operating rooms.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Teaching material for lessons.

Material provided by the teacher.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ALESSANDRA PULLIERO (President)

DONATELLA PANATTO

ALBERTO IZZOTTI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale 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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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