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 and quaternary 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.
Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures
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/).