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 Students 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
The course deals with aspects related to: aim of epidemiology as fundamental tools for identifying public health problems, identifying risk and protective factors, planning and evaluating public health interventions.
Definition, scope and use of epidemiology.
The sources of the epidemiological data.
Descriptive epidemiological measures (morbidity and mortality).
Epidemiological measures of risk (relative risk, attributable risk, odds ratio).
Case report, current statistical analysis, ecological studies, cross-sectional studies, case-control studies, cohort studies, experimental studies.
Criteria to the causal association.
Epidemiological study design.
Bias in epidemiology.
The management of an epidemic.
Signorelli C. e coll. Igiene e sanità pubblica. Roma: Società Editrice Universo, 2021.
Barbuti S. e coll. Igiene. Bologna: Monduzzi, 2011.
Montagna M, Castiglia P, Liguori G, Quarto M. Igiene in Odontoiatria. Monduzzi Editore, 2004.
PwerPont presentations of the lectures will be available to Students on the Elly platform (https://elly2020.medicina.unipr.it).
The course will be held through lectures to Students in presence or synchronous-streaming (“in telepresenza”) on the Teams platform (guide http://selma.unipr.it), according to the indications of the Department of Medicine and Surgery.
Lectures will be supported by slide presentations, which will be available to students on the Elly platform (https://elly.medicina.unipr.it).
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam in presence or in telepresence, with the support of the Teams platform (guide http://selma.unipr.it). The questions will deal with all the programme, and will aim at verifying the achievement of the objectives of the course. Questions will in particular ascertain the Student's knowledge and understanding of the scientiifc discipline, the appropriate use of technical-scientific language and the application of the knowledge acquired in the exercise of the profession.