HYGIENE

HYGIENE

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Code
38844
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
3 credits during the 2nd year of 9015 Molecular and health biology (LM-6) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Molecular and health biology)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course introduces the student to the knowledge of hygiene necessary for a future profession of biologist in the health field. It deepens the study of epidemiology with particular reference to Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) in healthcare facilities; it analyzes the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that promote the onset of hospital infections, the etiological agents and preventive actions to be implemented.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

General epidemiology and application methods. Attributable risk and relative risk. Screening: sensitivity, specificity, predictive value.  The new biological indicators (molecular and cellular) for epidemiological research.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the knowledge of hygiene necessary for a future profession of biologist in the health field.
Attendance and active participation in training activities and individual study will allow the student to:
- to know the intrinsic and extrinsic factors related to the risk to get a Healthcare Associated infection
- acquire tools to describe the epidemiology of care-related infections
- know the tools of prevention
- be familiar with the structural and plant engineering requirements of the hospital environment and the associated biological risks for patients

PREREQUISITES

none

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of frontal lessons given by the teacher 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course programme includes the presentation and discussion of the following topics:
- distribution and frequency of diseases
- studies of punctual prevalence and incidence
- standardizing 
- Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI)
- Infectious risk for patients
- Critical hospital wards
- Features and hygienic standards of the hospital environment
- control modes of chemical, physical and biological risk of the hospital environment

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The didactic material (slides) is available on the WEB.

For further details  the following texts could be useful:

  • Comodo N, Macciocco G - Igiene e sanità pubblica. Manuale per le professioni sanitarie – Ed. Carrocci Faber
  • Signorelli C. – Igiene. Epidemiologia Sanità Pubblica – Società Editrice Universo
  • Barbuti S, Fara G.M, Giammanco G – Igiene medicina Preventiva Sanità Pubblica – EdiSES
  • Auxilia F, Pontello M – Igiene e sanità Pubblica. I fondamenti della prevenzione - PICCIN

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of frontal lessons given by the teacher 

LESSONS START

 Lessons will be held in the second semester starting from February 17, 2020 and will end by June 12, 2020.

See detailed timetable at the following link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral presentation in Power Point on a topic of one' choice dealt with during the course and agreed with the Teacher.

Assessment methods

The oral exam will check the actual acquisition of basic knowledge on all hygiene issues. It will also assess the ability to link and integrate the knowledge learned during the lessons and to apply it critically.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Regular frequency is strongly recommended