GENERAL AND APPLIED HYGIENE 1
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Students will know and understand epidemiological methods for assessing health phenomena and health needs.
The student will be able to apply epidemiological skills in reading and interpreting scientific articles. They will acquire an autonomy of judgment and learning related to the topics covered and specific communication skills.
Course contents summary
Basic concepts of epidemiology as fundamental tools for identifying public health problems, planning and evaluating public health interventions.
Definition, scope and uses of epidemiology
The role of epidemiology in planning and evaluating public health interventions.
The sources of the statistical-epidemiological data.
Descriptive epidemiological measures.
Ecological studies, cross-sectional studies, case-control studies, cohort studies, experimental studies.
Epidemiological study design.
Bias in Epidemiology.
The management of an epidemic.
Signorelli C. Igiene, epidemiologia e sanità pubblica. Società Editrice Universo, 2017.
Montagna M, Castiglia P, Liguori G, Quarto M. Igiene in Odontoiatria. Monduzzi Editore, 2004.
Interactive lessons with the help of PowerPoint slides which, at the end of the course, will be made available to the students, and practical exercise.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam, with questions dealing with all the programme, aimed at at verifying the achievement of the objectives of the course.