PUBLIC HEALTH

PUBLIC HEALTH

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Code
67472
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
1 credits during the 4th year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (MEDICINE AND SURGERY)
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Epidemiology is the 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 P.L., Tozzi A.E.- "Epidemiologia facile." Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students will be received by telephone appointment.

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons.

LESSONS START

The lessons will start in the second semester beginning from March 2017.

EXAMS

Assessment methods

The examination test is formed by  multiple-choice question and exercises.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
17/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
02/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
16/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
09/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
23/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
24/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Scritto