ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, HEALTH AND BIOETHICS

ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, HEALTH AND BIOETHICS

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Code
80801
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
7 credits during the 2nd year of 8756 Biotechnology (L-2) GENOVA
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Biotechnology)
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Hygiene protects and promote health by removing disease causes and risk factors and strengthening protective factors in individuals, populations and environment.

Prospects and problems raised by the continuous development of biomedical sciences require a careful reflection of the ethical aspects involved. The course provides the skills needed to carry out adequate critical evaluation on the values and ethical principles involved in interventions on bios available by the “era of the technique".

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Module “Environmental Hygiene, Health Protection

To provide the essential knowledge about:

- health concept, health protection and promotion, health education;

- identification and control of the main causes of disease and environmental risk factors;

- epidemiology and prevention of the main infectious and chronic-degenerative diseases.

 

Module “Bioethics”

The course will provide an in-depth general issues of bioethics in which the research actors and health must daily confront with particular regard to the implications that progress can entail for humans. The researcher together with the whole community is called into question the assumption of responsibility for their work.

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

Module “Environmental Hygiene, Health Protection

To provide the essential knowledge about:

- health concept and its evolution;

- health protection and promotion through different prevention and education strategies;

- identification, control and removal of the main causes of disease and risk factors in the environment and workplaces;

- epidemiology and prevention of the main infectious and transmissible diseases;

- epidemiology and prevention of the main chronic-degenerative diseases (cardiovascular diseases, neoplastic diseases, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases).

 

Module "Bioethics"

Provide cognitive, methodological and behavioral tools to critically address the ethical issues raised by advancing scientific and technological research.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Module “Environmental Hygiene, Health Protection

  1. Introduction and organization of disciplin. General epidemiology and prevention.
  2. Air pollution. Health risks, related diseases and prevention.
  3. Indoor pollution. Health risks, related diseases and prevention.
  4. Sunlight and artificial light. Lightning of workplaces. Health risks, related diseases and prevention.
  5. Noise. Health risks, related diseases and prevention.
  6. Water (pollution and health risks; potabilization).
  7. Solid and liquid wastes. Management and health risks.
  8. Epidemiology and prevention of transmissible disease.
  9. Epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
  10. Epidemiology and prevention of neoplastic diseases
  11. Diet and health risks.
  12. Health risks in workplace environments.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture notes and didactic resources provided by Teachers

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

Ricevimento: Every day, by appointment by telephone or by e-mail: rosellaciliberti@yahoo.it

Exam Board

FRANCESCO D'AGOSTINI (President)

ROSAGEMMA CILIBERTI (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

LESSONS START

March 1, 2017.

ORARI

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ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, HEALTH AND BIOETHICS

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination

Assessment methods

The assessment is achieved by thorough oral examination on at least two different subjects.

Interview aimed at ensuring the possession of the basics of bioethics and the ability of critical analysis