ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

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Code
95068
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10589 CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DELLA NATURA (LM-60) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DELLA NATURA)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The Environmental Hygiene course aims to provide students with the concepts of hygiene in environmental matters in order to better implement the activities aimed to the protection of the environment and human health.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to analyze the relationship between environment and health related to problems related to microbiological and chemical pollution of environmental matrices (air, water and soil). It provides students with the skills to assess the effects of pollutants on ecosystems and humans and to implement appropriate preventive measures for the maintenance of the health status of man and the environment.

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AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student will acquire adequate knowledge and skills to understand the relationship between man and the environment, the role of environmental risk factors and the quality of environmental matrices in determining the health of populations.
The student will acquire the ability to illustrate critically and in appropriate language the data obtained in a multidisciplinary professional context.
The student during the Laboratory training credit used for outings and technical visits will have the opportunity to get in touch with different realities closely related to possible future job opportunities.


 

PREREQUISITES

none

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of frontal lessons and laboratory activities. Attendance is also recommended because at the end of each main topic will be treated in the classroom case-study to better understand what is explained.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course syllabus includes the presentation and discussion of the following topics:
ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH. Relationships between the physical, biological, social and human health environments.
SOIL: imprtance of the soil for man health. Sanitary reflections of soil pollution. Focus on particular pollutants
URBAN SOLID WASTE: Current regulations, management and health reflexes.
WATER. Water for human consumption: Hygienic problems related to the human use of water. Water in nature and the various sources of supply. The microbiological and chemical parameters indicated in the current legislation  for the judgement of potability. Guidelines for the quality of water intended for human consumption. Definition of quality standards and methods for their evaluation. Potability requirements. Judgement and control of the potability of a water. Analysis and correction of the chemical, physical, organoleptic and biological characteristics of water. Methods of potabilization. Hygienic problems related to drinking water processes.
Bathing water: The microbiological and chemical parameters indicated in the current legislation for bathing water. Definition of quality standards and methods for their evaluation.
ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION: Effects of air pollution on human health. Legislation. Hygiene and health problems.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Material available on AulaWeb

Edited by G. Gilli “Professione Igienista. Manuale dell’igiene ambientale e territoriale.” CEA

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

Exam Board

MARINA SARTINI (President)

MARIA LUISA CRISTINA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of frontal lessons and laboratory activities. Attendance is also recommended because at the end of each main topic will be treated in the classroom case-study to better understand what is explained.

LESSONS START

Check on the website: http://www.distav.unige.it/ccsambnat/

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral with power point presentation of a hygienic-environmental problem

Assessment methods

Details on how to prepare for the exam and the level of detail required will be provided at the beginning of the course and confirmed during lessons.

The oral examination will mainly focus on the deepening of topics covered during the lectures and will aim to assess the achievement of the appropriate level of knowledge, the ability to use theoretical knowledge for critical analysis. The ability to present the topics in a clear and correct terminology will also be evaluated.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
25/06/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
29/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Class attendance is strongly recommended