GENERAL AND APPLIED HYGIENE
Provide the student with the basic tools and methodology to enable him/her to understand the concepts and contexts for the application of the prevention of infectious and chronic degenerative diseases as well as the fundamentals of the epidemiology applied (concept of risk factor, causality relationship, epidemiological studies)
Hygiene, Public Health, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Methods in epidemiology and elements of demography. Health indicators. Risk rate
(Incidence and Prevalence), Causal Inference (Relative risk, Attributable risk and
odds ratio). Classification of the epidemiological studies and some aspects of
experimental studies (randomized controlled studies – RCTs).
General epidemiology of communicable diseases: Reservoir and Source of the
infection, Modes of transmission. The levels of prevention (Primary, Secondary and
Tertiary). General Prevention of communicable diseases: Notification, Diagnostic
assessment, Isolation and quarantine, Disinfection/sterilization, Active
immunization, Passive immunization.
General Prevention of non-communicable diseases. Determinants of health and
disease. The methodology of screening, sensibility, specificity and predictive value.
Igiene, Medicina Preventiva, Sanita' Pubblica. Autori: Barbuti,Fara, Giammanco, Baldo, Borella, AAVV , Editore: Edise, year of publication 2014
Elementi di Metodologia Epidemiologica. Società Editrice Universo, year of publication 2011
The course is organized in lectures
The method of evaluation consists of an oral exam.
Classroom attendance is highly recommended.