GENERAL AND APPLIED HYGIENE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The objectives of the course of Hygiene are to enable the knowledge and understanding about the basic concept of epidemiological methods which enable students to read and interpret scientific papers and to provide the ability to apply in occupational contexts the knowledge and understanding acquired in the field of Hygiene
History and applications of the epidemiology. The sources of the statistical-epidemiological data. The main measures in epidemiology: proportions and rates; incidence and prevalence; mortality and lethality. The standardization of the rates. Epidemiological measures of risk: attributable risk, relative risk.
The epidemiological studies: ecological, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort studies. The experimental therapeutic and preventive studies.
The appraisal of effectiveness of the medical participations; ethical aspects and of privacy
C.Signorelli. Elementi di metodologia epidemiologica (VII ed). SEU, 2011
S. Barbuti et al. Igiene . Monduzzi (Terza Ed, 2011
Lectures accompanied by visual aids will be used to convey critical information on the arguments relating to the contents of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
The outcomes of learning will be verified through an oral examination. Questions on the arguments relating to the contents of the course will be used to test the knowledge and understanding of the student in the scientific discipline, and her/his ability to apply such acquisitions in occupational contexts