EPIDEMIOLOGY

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Code
66825
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
3 credits during the 2nd year of 9299 HEALTHCARE STUDIES PROGRAMME (L/SNT4) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (HEALTHCARE STUDIES PROGRAMME)
semester
1° Semester

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

- Definition and objectives of epidemiology;

- Frequency measures;

- Direct and indirect standardization;

- Prevalence and Incidence;

- Epidemiological studies: ecological studies and prevalence;

- Epidemiological studies: the case-control and cohort studies;

- Epidemiological surveillance and the management of an outbreak.

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

LAURA STICCHI (President)

ANDREA ORSI

STEFANIA VENUTI

FILIPPO ANSALDI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lessons.

LESSONS START

The lessons will start in the first semester from October 2016.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The examination test is formed by choice closed questions and exercises.

During the course-assessment tests are planned.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/01/2018 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Sede d'esame Aula A Dissal Via Pastore 1, Genova Per appello 14 Giugno Sede d'esame Aula riunioni I piano Dissal Via Pastore 1, Genova
01/02/2018 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Sede d'esame Aula A Dissal Via Pastore 1, Genova Per appello 14 Giugno Sede d'esame Aula riunioni I piano Dissal Via Pastore 1, Genova
14/06/2018 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Sede d'esame Aula A Dissal Via Pastore 1, Genova Per appello 14 Giugno Sede d'esame Aula riunioni I piano Dissal Via Pastore 1, Genova
04/07/2018 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Sede d'esame Aula A Dissal Via Pastore 1, Genova Per appello 14 Giugno Sede d'esame Aula riunioni I piano Dissal Via Pastore 1, Genova
20/09/2018 10:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale Sede d'esame Aula A Dissal Via Pastore 1, Genova Per appello 14 Giugno Sede d'esame Aula riunioni I piano Dissal Via Pastore 1, Genova