ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, HEALTH

ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE, HEALTH

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Code
80802
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
3 credits during the 2nd year of 8756 Biotechnology (L-2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Biotechnology)
semester
2° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Hygiene (or Health Science) is a discipline aimed at protecting health and preventing diseases. This aim is achieved through identification and removal of disease causes or risk factors in the environment and strengthening of protective factors, as well as through public health interventions and health education of people.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide the essential knowledge about: - health concept, health protection and promotion, health education; - identification and control of the main causes of disease and environmental risk factors; - epidemiology and prevention of the main infectious and chronic-degenerative diseases.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

To provide the essential knowledge about:

- health concept and its evolution;

- health protection and promotion through different prevention and education strategies;

- identification, control and removal of the main causes of disease and risk factors in the environment and workplaces;

- epidemiology and prevention of the main infectious and transmissible diseases;

- epidemiology and prevention of the main chronic-degenerative diseases (cardiovascular diseases, neoplastic diseases, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases).

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  1. Introduction and organization of disciplin. General epidemiology and prevention.
  2. Air pollution. Health risks, related diseases and prevention.
  3. Indoor pollution. Health risks, related diseases and prevention.
  4. Sunlight and artificial light. Lightning of workplaces. Health risks, related diseases and prevention.
  5. Noise. Health risks, related diseases and prevention.
  6. Water (pollution and health risks; potabilization).
  7. Solid and liquid wastes. Management and health risks.
  8. Epidemiology and prevention of transmissible diseases.
  9. Epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
  10. Epidemiology and prevention of neoplastic diseases.
  11. Diet and health risks.
  12. Health risks in workplace environments.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture notes and didactic resources provided by Teachers

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Every day (by phone or e-mail appointment)

Exam Board

FRANCESCO D'AGOSTINI (President)

ROSAGEMMA CILIBERTI (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination

Assessment methods

The assessment is achieved by thorough oral examination on at least two different subjects.