HYGIENE - ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE - INFECTIOLOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Provide basic concepts in general hygiene pertaining to the diffusion of infectious and non-infectious diseases from exposure in a professional context and the instruments necessary for risk evaluation.
Course contents summary
General Epidemiology of infectious diseases. Sources of infection and transmission modes.
Infections of particular professional interest: orofecal transmission, hematic transmission and trauma-related infections (HAV, S.typhi; HBV, HDV, HCV; tetanus)
Direct prophylaxis of infectious diseases intervening at the source, intervening on carriers and vectors, active and passive immunoprophylaxis
Possibility of preventive vaccine: vaccines and vaccine strategies for HAV, S.typhi, HBV,HDV, HCV and tetanus.
Epidemiology and prevention of non-infective disease of social relevance.
Environmental hygiene: Physical, chemical and biological contaminants and their toxicological aspects.
Water hygiene: Physical, chemical and microbiologic criteria; treatments to make water drinkable.
Waste water: biological treatment systems
Solid waste: treatment and disposal systems
Air pollution: principal contaminants and their impact on human health
Marinelli P., Liguori G., Montemarano A., D'Amora M. - Igiene Medicina Preventiva e Sanita Pubblica - Piccin Editore 2002
Classroom lectures with lab work and final oral exam