GENERAL HYGIENE

GENERAL HYGIENE

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Code
62264
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
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 provides an introduction to knowledge and understanding of the main public health issues with a view to the prevention of monofactorial and multifactorial diseases and the study of health determinants

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 acquire:

 

- Knowledge of risk factors of both infectious and chronic-degenerative diseases

- Knowledge of the main health determinants

- Knowledge of the main modes of transmission of infectious diseases.

- Knowledge of the main prophylaxis measures.

- Knowledge of the main national and Community environmental legislation.

PREREQUISITES

None

Teaching methods

For the first semester, the lessons will be carried out in presence if possible, guaranteeing the enjoyment of the lessons also at a distance, through video recording, synchronous or asynchronous. The laboratory exercises will be organized if possible in presence, possibly with several shifts.

All activities in presence will be carried out in compliance with the capacity limits of the classrooms/laboratories and the distance between them, as provided for by the regulations in force following the COVID19 emergency.

 

Please refer to the AulaWeb specific teaching request for any updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Prof. CRISTINA Maria-Luisa

Health and factors characterising the transition from health to disease.

Monofactorial, multifactorial, emerging and re-emerging diseases.

Concepts of demography and epidemiology: Lexis curve, age pyramid, birth rates, mortality, transversal and prospective studies.

Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

Etiological agents of infectious diseases. Infection and disease. Host and parasite relationships. Source of infections: 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.

Sterilization and disinfection.

Prof SARTINI Marina

Relations between environment, pollution and human health

Outdoor and indoor air pollution and effects on human health

Soil pollution and health effects: municipal solid waste management

Noise pollution

Water pollution

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

LESSONS

Teaching methods

For the first semester, the lessons will be carried out in presence if possible, guaranteeing the enjoyment of the lessons also at a distance, through video recording, synchronous or asynchronous. The laboratory exercises will be organized if possible in presence, possibly with several shifts.

All activities in presence will be carried out in compliance with the capacity limits of the classrooms/laboratories and the distance between them, as provided for by the regulations in force following the COVID19 emergency.

 

Please refer to the AulaWeb specific teaching request for any updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

LESSONS START

Lessons will start from september 29 2020.

For the beginning of lessons and timetable please consult the following link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/.

ORARI

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

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GENERAL HYGIENE

EXAMS

Exam description

Written: multiple choice questions

Please refer to the AulaWeb specific teaching request for any updates due to changes in the health and epidemiological situation.

Assessment methods

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

FURTHER INFORMATION

Regular attendance of lessons is strongly recommended