GENERAL AND APPLIED HYGIENE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To provide the student with the knowledge related to the different aspects of hygiene in the professional context. To provide means and a methodology for self-learning .
To enable the student to achieve an independent capacity of assessment connected to the specific profession and to acquire communicative competences both with specialists and patients
Course contents summary
Fundamental concepts of epidemiology and prevention of infectious of not infectious diseases. Measures and strategies of prevention. The levels of preventive intervention; chemoprophylaxis and immunoprophylaxis of infectious diseases.
Definition and within of application
General epidemiology of infectious disease
Origin of infections,ways of transmission .
Factors favoring the appearance of infections.
Ways of appearance of infections in the population.
Purposes and the methods of the prevention
Prevention of infections
Discovery and inactivation of infection sources, interruption of transmission chains; increase of resistance to infections
General principles of prevention of not infectious disease
Tertiary, secondary, primary prevention
Prevention blood transmissible infections
Hygiene of environment
Lectures with use of audiovisual
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination aimed to verify the comprehension of the topics that have been discussed during the course. The exam consists in 3 general questions, in order to allow links between the topics of the programme .