EPIDEMIOLOGY

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Code
67824
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
2 credits during the 1st year of 10555 SCIENZE DELLE PROFESSIONI SANITARIE DELLA PREVENZIONE (LM/SNT4) GENOVA

2 credits during the 1st year of 9285 Health Professions of Rehabilitation Sciences (LM/SNT2) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (SCIENZE DELLE PROFESSIONI SANITARIE DELLA PREVENZIONE)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Science that aims to analyze the illnesses in the populations, with particular respect to the study of the conditions and their determinants.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has the following objectives:

- providing knowledges to the basic epidemiology concepts;

- providing knowledges to apply the main measures used in epidemiology (frequency and association measures);

- providing knowledges to the basic concepts of demography and to know the technical of standardization;

- providing knowledges to know and to plan the main types of epidemiological studies (descriptive, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort studies);

- providing knowledges to the methodology of clinical trials;

-providing knowledges to the concepts and model of epidemiology monitoring with attention to the syndromic surveillance system;

- providing knowledges to understand the epidemiology relevance for health planning and to develop the critical abilities to evaluate the results of clinical and epidemiological studies.

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- Epidemiology: definition and objectives;

- Measuring the health care events: absolute frequencies, relationships, proportions and rates, incidence, prevalence, mortality, lethality;

- Measuring  the health care events in a static and dynamic cohort;

- The evaluation of the risks, the needs and the effectiveness in Public Health;

- Epidemiological surveillance and management of an outbreak;

- Describing the state of health of the population: the descriptive epidemiological studies;

- Providing knowledges about the associations in epidemiology: the cohort and case-control studies;

- The experimental epidemiological studies: the randomised controlled trial and community trial.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Lopalco PL, Tozzi AE "Epidemiologia facile Il pensiero scientifico"

- Jekel JF, Katz DL, Elmore JG "Epidemiologia, biostatistica e medicina preventiva" EdiSES

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: Students will be received by telephone appointment.

Exam Board

GIAMBATTISTA RAVERA

DOMENICO GALLO

GIORGIO SACCHI

FILIPPO ANSALDI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons.

LESSONS START

The lessons will start in the first semester 

Class schedule

EPIDEMIOLOGY

EXAMS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The examination test is formed by  multiple-choice questions and exercises.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
27/03/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale PRENOTAZIONE ENTRO LE ORE 12 DEL GIORNO PRECEDENTE L'ESAME; ORE 9-16 PROVA ORALE (GALLO) - SEDE: AULA INFOLINGUISTICA DEL POLO ALBERTI; ORE 16-18 PROVA SCRITTA (ANSALDI), AULA 5 POLO ALBERTI
13/04/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale SEDE: ORE 9-16 PROVA ORALE (GALLO) - SEDE: AULA INFOLINGUISTICA DEL POLO ALBERTI; ORE 16-18 PROVA SCRITTA (ANSALDI), AULA 5 POLO ALBERTI PRENOTAZIONE: ENTRO LE ORE 12 DEL GIORNO PRECEDENTE L'ESAME
05/06/2018 14:00 GENOVA Scritto PROVA SCRITTA (ANSALDI) - sede: AULA 5 POLO ALBERTI
19/06/2018 16:00 GENOVA Scritto SOLO PROVA SCRITTA - PROF. ANSALDI ore 16-18- SEDE: AULA 5 POLO ALBERTI.
06/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale ORE 9 -16 - PROVA ORALE (GALLO) - SEDE: AULA TELEDIDATTICA PRESSO POLO BIOMEDICO
30/07/2018 09:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale ORE 9 -16 - PROVA ORALE (GALLO) - SEDE: AULA TELEDIDATTICA PRESSO POLO BIOMEDICO
13/09/2018 16:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale SOLO PROVA SCRITTA PROF. ANSALDI (EPIDEMIOLOGIA) - ORE 16-18 AULA A DISSAL PRENOTAZIONE ENTRO LE ORE 12 DEL GIORNO PRECEDENTE L'ESAME
14/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Orale SOLO PROVA ORALE PROF. GALLO - ORE 9 -16 - SEDE: AULA TELEDIDATTICA PRESSO POLO BIOMEDICO PRENOTAZIONE ENTRO LE ORE 12 DEL GIORNO PRECEDENTE L'ESAME