EPIDEMIOLOGY

EPIDEMIOLOGY

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Code
67824
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
2 credits during the 1st year of 9285 Health Professions of Rehabilitation Sciences (LM/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Health Professions of Rehabilitation Sciences)
semester
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

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

- Epidemiology: definition and objectives;

- Measuring the health care events: absolute frequencies, relationships, proportions and rates, incidence, prevalence, mortality, lethality;

- Measuring  the health care events in a static and dynamic cohort;

- The evaluation of the risks, the needs and the effectiveness in Public Health;

- Epidemiological surveillance and management of an outbreak;

- Describing the state of health of the population: the descriptive epidemiological studies;

- Providing knowledges about the associations in epidemiology: the cohort and case-control studies;

- The experimental epidemiological studies: the randomised controlled trial and community trial.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- Lopalco PL, Tozzi AE "Epidemiologia facile Il pensiero scientifico"

- Jekel JF, Katz DL, Elmore JG "Epidemiologia, biostatistica e medicina preventiva" EdiSES

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students will be received by telephone appointment.

Exam Board

ALESSIO SIGNORI (President)

GIAMBATTISTA RAVERA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons.

LESSONS START

The lessons will start in the first semester 

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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EPIDEMIOLOGY

EXAMS

Assessment methods

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