ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

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Code
80341
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8715 Civil and Environmental Engineering (L-7) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
semester
2° Semester

OVERVIEW

 

The main objective of this course is to enable students to understaind that every human activity produces an impact on people health. WHO defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, therefore it depends to a harmonious and balanced relation between human and the natural and social environment. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course provides basic concepts of enviromental factors which influence human health from also biological point of view.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquisition of the basic concepts of health promotion and prevention.
Understanding the importance of the prevention in order to maintain a high level of individual and global health.

Acquisition of the basic concepts of environmental hygiene.

Students must be able to apply the knowledge that they have acquired and must have the skills in order to project a Health Impact Assessment.

TEACHING METHODS

"Classroom" teaching and group activities to develop the subjects dealt with during the class lessions.

Planning of an project of enviromental evaluation.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Concept of health. Health promotion and health education. Infectious diseases and chronic-degenerative diseases. Basic concept of epidemiology. Health prevention. Sanitary problems associated with water supplying. Potable  water treatment. Liquid waste: treatment and disposal. Indoor environment: microclimate and pollution. Air pollution. Ionizing radiation. Environmental risk assessment and Health Impact Assessment.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All training material will be provided by the teacher and regularly published on aulaweb. 

Salute e Ambiente, Igiene edilizia, urbanistica e ambientale. Maddalena Buffoli, Stefano Capolongo, Anna Odone, Carlo Signorelli. Publisher EdiSES. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Students will be received by appointment on Tuesday from 16.00 to 18.00. On specific request, students may also be received on other days. 

Exam Board

DONATELLA PANATTO (President)

DANIELA AMICIZIA

MARIA LUISA CRISTINA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

"Classroom" teaching and group activities to develop the subjects dealt with during the class lessions.

Planning of an project of enviromental evaluation.

LESSONS START

The lessons will begin from the second semester.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Obligatory written examination consisting of 30 “closed-answer” questions with only one correct answer and of one “open” question. Oral examination on request by the student, in order to improve the score obtained in the written examination. Assessment of the environmental projects carried out during group activities.

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.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/01/2018 16:00 GENOVA Scritto Aula A, Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute (DISSAL), Via Pastore 1.
12/06/2018 16:00 GENOVA Scritto Aula A, Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute (DISSAL), Via Pastore 1.
10/07/2018 16:00 GENOVA Scritto Aula A, Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute (DISSAL), Via Pastore 1.
24/09/2018 16:00 GENOVA Scritto Aula A, Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute (DISSAL), Via Pastore 1.