HYGIENE AND HEALTH EDUCATION
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student will have to acquire the essential knowledge on the prevention of the communicable
and not communicable diseases, to acquire knowledge of environment hygiene, of hygiene hospital
worker, of health education and of the Public Health organization.
The student must have completed Microbiology's exam
Course contents summary
Epidemiology and prevention of the main occupational communicable diseases.
Airborne transmission diseases-blood transmission diseases- fecal-oral transmission diseases.
Environmental hygiene ( air,water). Nosocomial diseases
Health education. Public Health organization
General epidemiology and prevention of the infectious diseases
The sources of infection, transmission modality. Favoring factors the appearance of infections.
Ways of appearance of the infections in the population. Preventive medicine. The purposes and the
methods of the prevention. Levels of preventive participation. The prevention of the infections;
discovered and inactivation of infection sources, interruption of the transmission chains; increase of
resistance to the infections.
General principles of prevention of not infectious disease Tertiary, secondary, primary prevention.
Prevention of the transmissible infections with the blood (HBV, HDV, HCV,HIV)
Hospital Infections. Hygiene of the environment
The drinkable water: gestures on the supplying sources, possibilities of pollution; drinkable
criterions, purification methods
General prevention of non infectious diseases of social interest
Health Education. Italian and international health organization
-Igiene – Autori :Barbuti S., Fara GM., Gianmanco G.III ed (2011); Monduzzi Editore
Assessment methods and criteria