EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION: CURRENT TOPICS AND PERSPECTIVES

EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION: CURRENT TOPICS AND PERSPECTIVES

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Code
68175
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
2 credits during the 2nd year of 9279 NURSING AND OBSTETRICS (LM/SNT1) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MED/42
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (NURSING AND OBSTETRICS)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Epidemiology is the 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 aims to provide the cognitive, methodological and behavioral tools, that allow to:
- Describe the health status of the population and to measure the frequency of health events;

- Proceed from the formulation of hypothesis to the evaluation of associations and causality through the descriptive, analytical and experimental epidemiological studies;

- Integrate some of the competences already acquired in the preceding progress with competences to read these problems from the point of view of the population in complex.

 

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

- Measuring the health events;

- Describing the health status of the population through the descriptive epidemiological studies;

- Assessing the associations in epidemiology using the cohort and case-control studies;

- Knowing the experimental epidemiological studies;

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

- Systematic reviews, meta-analysis and guidelines in medicine; 

- Epidemiological surveillance.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Epidemiologia di base (http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/43541/6/887266031_ita.pdf)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students will be received by telephone appointment.

Exam Board

GIANLUCA CATANIA (President)

FRANCESCA LANTIERI

ANTONIETTA MARIA MARTELLI

MARINA IEMMI

ALESSANDRA PULLIERO

DOMENICO GALLO

BRUNO CAVALIERE

GIANCARLO ICARDI

DARIO BATTIONI

ANNAMARIA BAGNASCO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons.

LESSONS START

The lessons will start in the second semester.

EXAMS

Assessment methods

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