EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DISEASES CAUSED BY EXPOSURE TO XENOBIOTICS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course will provide tools to evaluate food safety in relation to environment- or production-related contaminants.
Students must have taken a Hygiene course
Course contents summary
Review of the epidemiologic method
Epidemiology of non-infective diseases: trend of malignant tumours by site in Italy; cardiovascular disease; metabolic disorders.
Exposure through foods to metals, Pesticides, PCBs, Dibenzodioxins and Dibenzofurans.
Pathological effects of endocrine destructors.
Course professor handouts
Classroom lecture and oral exam