GENERAL AND APPLIED HYGIENE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Understand and know how to apply epidemiological instruments, placing particular emphasis on their potential to prevent and control diseases linked to living and work environments.
Course contents summary
History and applications of epidemiology. Sources of statistical-epidemiological data
Descriptive epidemiological measures: crude, specific and standardised rates
Epidemiological measures of risk and cause-effect relationship
Ecological, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort studies.
Study design, data collection methods, ethical and privacy aspects
Coding and analysis of data. Assessment of data quality, bias in epidemiology
Screening tests: Theory and practical applications in Italy
C.Signorelli. Elementi di metodologia epidemiologica.Roma: SEU, 2005.