HYGIENE (PART OF I.C.)(PHAR MD)

HYGIENE (PART OF I.C.)(PHAR MD)

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Code
64544
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 8452 Pharmacy (LM-13) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Pharmacy)
semester
2° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has the following learning outcomes: to acquire specific knowledges and skills on the field of the hygiene applied to the environment, to the community medicine, to the preventive medicine, rehabilitative and social medicine, to the epidemiology, to the public health, to the management in health, to the management of health system, to the promotion of the health education.

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

-General Concepts about Hygiene and Epidemiology. Primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention. Health education.

-General epidemiology: epidemiological methods, sources of epidemiological data. Main measures used in epidemiology (frequency, prevalence, incidence, crude rates and specific rates). Epidemiological Studies: descriptive, analytical, and experimental methodologies.

-Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases. Epidemiology: etiological agents. Temporal and spatial distribution of infectious diseases (sporadic, endemic, epidemic, pandemic). Sources and reservoirs of infection. Healthy and unhealthy carriers. Ways of transmission: direct infection, vehicles, carriers. Infectious diseases transmitted by air, fecal-orally, parenterally and sexually-transmitted diseases. General and immuno-prophylaxis.

-Epidemiology and prevention of non-infectious diseases. Epidemiology: etiology, risk factors, distribution and frequency of non-infectious diseases of social interest in Italy. Prevention: primary (strengthening defenses, behavior modification, action on the environment), secondary (massive and selective screenings), tertiary (therapy, rehabilitation and reintegration). The main non-infectious chronic diseases: cardiovascular disease, cancer. Cervical cancer: epidemiology and prevention (PAP test and anti-human papilloma virus vaccine). Screening test for secondary prevention of cervical cancer, breast cancer and colon-rectal carcinoma.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Marinelli P et al:“Igiene Medicina Preventiva e Sanità Pubblica”, Ed. Piccin.

- Barbuti S et al: “Igiene”, Ed. Monduzzi.

- Bartolozzi G: “Vaccini e vacinazioni”, Ed. Masson

- Pencheon D et al: “Manuale Oxford della pratica in sanità pubblica”, Centro Scientifico Editore.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LAURA STICCHI (President)

ANNA MARIA SCHITO (President)

ANDREA ORSI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons.

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test.

Assessment methods

Written test consists in three open questions.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
21/01/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto Aula A - DISSAL - Via Pastore
04/02/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto Aula A - DISSAL - Via Pastore