GENERAL AND APPLIED HYGIENE
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of this course student should have acquired a knowledge of the basic concept of epidemiological methods which enable students to read and interpret scientific papers.
History and applications of the epidemiology. The sources of the statistical-epidemiological data. The main measures in epidemiology: proportions and rates; incidence and prevalence; mortality and lethality. The standardization of the rates. Epidemiological measures of risk: attributable risk, relative risk.
The epidemiological studies: ecological, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort studies. The experimental therapeutic and preventive studies.
The appraisal of effectiveness of the medical participations; ethical aspects and of privacy
C.Signorelli. Elementi di metodologia epidemiologica (VII ed). SEU, 2011
S. Barbuti et al. Igiene . Monduzzi (Terza Ed, 2011
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