General and Applied Hygiene, in a holistic view of man, is the science that intends to make longer life, healthier and more beautiful. To do so in an individual and collective vision is concerned on the one hand to prevent disease and on the other to maximize the good health state.
Knowing and applying the epidemiological methodology to analyze, understand, evaluate health problems and assistance for general and specific dental interest at both the individual and the community. Identify and analyze the factors that influence health. Know and apply the regulations for environmental protection and safety of workers in dentistry.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student at the end of the course you will:
1. Know how it is organized: the NHS, private healthcare and dental care in Italy;
2. Know the fundamental mode of epidemiological study and learn to interpret the results;
3. Know the major infectious diseases and be able to prevent them with specific reference to the dental practice.
The National Health Service. Health promotion. Organization of the private health services and the dental healtl care in Italy. The epidemiological methodology: case-control and cohort studies. General epidemiology of infectious diseases. Epidemiology and prophylaxis of: tetanus, smallpox, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, influenza, pneumococcal diseases, meningococcal disease, AIDS, viral hepatitis, polio. Overview of the main diarreal diseases .
Signorelli C. Igiene, Epidemiologia e Sanità Pubblica, SEU 2011 - VI Edizione. A. Boccia, G. Ricciardi, Igiene generale della scuola e dello sport, Idelson-Gnocchi, Napoli, 2002. Optional book: Auxilia F, Pontello M. Igiene e Sanità Pubblica – Educazione sanitaria. PICCIN 2011.
CECILIA TRUCCHI (President)
ANNA MARCHESE (President)
From October 2018.
Written exam: - 30 multiple-choice quizzes with 4 responses of which an exact one. For each correct answer 1 point, for each wrong answer or missing 0 points;
- a question/exsercise on epidemiology: 0 to 3 points.