PUBLIC HEALTH

PUBLIC HEALTH

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Code
62665
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
8 credits during the 2nd year of 8746 School of Dental Medicine (LM-46) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (School of Dental Medicine)
semester
1° Semester
modules
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Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

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.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

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SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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 .

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students will be received by appointment.

Exam Board

CECILIA TRUCCHI (President)

ANNA MARCHESE (President)

CARLO PESCE

DANIELA AMICIZIA

LESSONS

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Lectures

LESSONS START

From October 2018.

EXAMS

Exam description

Written test

Assessment methods

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.