GENERAL HYGIENE

GENERAL HYGIENE

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Code
62264
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8762 Biological Sciences (L-13) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Biological Sciences)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to let the student know and understand the main issues of hygiene and public health, with particular reference to the concepts of prevention of infectious diseases and chronic degenerative diseases.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides information on the methods and techniques used in prevention by analyzing the factors suitable for the protection of health.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities and individual study will allow the student to:
- Understand and apply methods and techniques used in the assessment and estimation of risk factors of both infectious and chronic-degenerative diseases
- Describe the epidemiology of diseases
- Evaluate preventive factors and health determinants

PREREQUISITES

None

Teaching methods

lectures and classroom exercises

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Prof. CRISTINA Maria-Luisa

Definition of health and factors characterising the transition from health to disease. Monofactorial, multifactorial, emerging and re-emerging diseases.
Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.
Epidemiology of non-infectious diseases
Epidemiology of infectious diseases:
Infectious agents. Infection and disease. Host and parasite relationships. Source of infection: Sources, reservoirs and spread of infections.  Infection occurrence and development: incubation, pathways, parasitic, parasitic and external factors. Immunity Rates of occurrence of infectious diseases in the community: chain of infection
Direct and indirect, non-specific and specific prophylaxis
Active and passive immunoprophylaxis.
Sterilisation and disinfection.
Relationship between environment, pollution and health

Prof SARTINI Marina

Demography: birth rates, mortality, etc; incidence and prevalence etc; rates standardization, Lexis diagram, Population pyramid.
Epidemiological methodology: cross-sectional, longitudinal and experimental studies.
health statistics: descriptive and inferential statistics.


 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Checcacci L., Meloni C., Pelissero G. – Igiene – C.E.A., Milano
  • Barbuti S., Bellelli E., Fara G.M., Giammarco G. – Igiene – Monduzzi Editore, Bologna.
  • Gilli G. – Professione Igienista. Manuale dell’Igiene ambientale e territoriale. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano.
  •  Aula WEB

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointment, contacting the teacher by e-mail: sartini@unige.it

Ricevimento: By appointment, contacting the teacher by e-mail: cristinaml@unige.it

Exam Board

MARINA SARTINI (President)

MARIA LUISA CRISTINA (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

lectures and classroom exercises

LESSONS START

For the beginning of lessons and timetable please consult the following link: http://www.distav.unige.it/ccsbio/orario-lezioni-triennale

ORARI

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

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GENERAL HYGIENE

EXAMS

Exam description

Written: multiple choice questions

Assessment methods

The purpose of the exam is to assess the knowledge of the field.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
29/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Regular attendance of lessons is strongly recommended