Learning outcomes of the course unit
To provide knowledge on the main risk factors related to lifestyles, their identification and prevention interventions, to be applied in the specific field of study. To acquire autonomy of judgment on the topics dealt with and specific communication skills in relations with specialists and non-specialists.
No prerequisites required.
Course contents summary
Concepts of health, risk factor and lifestyle
Epidemiological studies for the identification of risk factors.
Determinants of Health
Health education and health promotion
Definition of health, risk factor, lifestyle.
Determinants of health and diseases.
Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.
Descriptive epidemiological measures.
Measures of association (relative risk, attributable risk, odds ratio)
Epidemiological studies for the identification of risk factors and evaluation of preventive interventions
Lifestyles as determinants of health.
Health education, health education and health promotion.
Signorelli C. Igiene e Sanità Pubblica. Roma: Società Editrice Universo, 2017.
Barbuti e coll. Igiene. Bologna: Monduzzi Editore, 2014.
Gruppo di Lavoro Scienze Motorie per la Salute-SItI. Il guadagno di salute attraverso la promozione dell'attività fisica. Evidenze scientifiche e attività di campo. Roma: Società Editrice Universo, 2014.
Educational materials downloadable from the institutional website Elly Medicina.
Frontal and interactive lessons with the use of informatic tools.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam in which the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired during the course will be evaluated.