GENERAL AND APPLIED HYGIENE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
To provide students with knowledge related to the general principles of hygiene and prevention, to be appied in the specific field of study and activity. To acquire a methodology of autonomous learning and autonomy of judgment regarding the topics dealt with. To acquire specific communication skills in relationships with specialists and non-specialist interlocutors.
No prerequisites required.
Course contents summary
Definition of health. General concepts of hygiene and prevention. Epidemiological methods. General epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases. General epidemiology and prevention of chronic degenerative diseses. Environmental hygiene. Food hygiene. Health educatione and health promotion.
Definition of health
History and applications of epidemiology
The sources of epidemiological data
Ecological, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort studies and experimental studies
Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases
Host-parassite relationships, sources and reservoirs of infection, chain of infection.
Notification, isolation,diagnostic investigation of infectious dieseases. Cleaning, disinfection, sterilization, disinfestation
Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention
Vaccine prophylaxis, immunoprophylaxis and chemioprophylaxis. Epidemiology and prevention of health care-associated infections.
Epidemiology and prevention of npn-ifectious diseases
Elements of water hygiene and food hygiene
Health education and promotion
C. Signorelli. Igiene e sanità pubblica. Società Editrice Universi, 2017.
S. Barbuti e coll. Igiene e Medicina preventiva. Monduzzi Editore, 2014.
Educational material provided by teacher.
According to the regulation of the Italian Government and the University of Parma about the COVID-19 pandemics, the present course is realized with frontal lessons via mixed in-presence and at-distance modality. In particular, the teacher takes lessons in the classroom with the help of PC (Powerpoint slides) ; simultaneous connection of the PC to the Teams platform in streaming modality ensures connection with students not present in the classroom. Each lesson is registered and loaded in the Elly portal of the course, together with the slides.
The teacher is available for further explanations in office or by distance via Teams after e-mail appointment, or via chat on Elly platform.
Assessment methods and criteria
The assessment of the achievement of the objectives of the course consists of an oral examination. Through questions about the contents of the course will be determined whether the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding of the content.
In case the COVID-related sanitary emergence continues, the examination will proceed on the Teams platform (see the guidelines at the address: http://selma.unipr.it/).