Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Imaging and Radiotherapy techniques
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (12 hours)

Contents of courses attended during the previous years should be learnt

Voto Finale

The course aims to provide the students with: (i) the knowledge in terminology, methods and instruments in the fields of hygiene, epidemiology and public health; (ii) the capacity to develop a scientific methodological approach, using the learned concepts, to participate in planning and doing prevention programs

1. Basic concepts of epidemiology, hygiene and public health: concept of health; current epidemiological background and classification of diseases; concept of risk; indicators, exposure-effect, determinants of health and illness; prevention (health promotion, vaccination, screening) (2h)
2. Methods in epidemiology: historical data; measures and studies in epidemiology; bias (2h)
3. Epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases: risk factors; synergism and overlap of risk factors; risk assessment (2h)
4. Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases: risk factors; host-parasite relationships, source and reservoir of infection, portal of entry and exit, mode of transmission; disinfection and sterilization -
Hospital hygiene: Healthcare-associated infections; role of the Laboratory; healthcare waste management (3h)
5. Environmental public health and food safety: physical and chemical pollutants and environmental compartments; food contamination with biological factors; role of the Laboratory (1h)
6. Healthcare management: brief overview of the healthcare systems, quality and risk management, errors in healthcare practice, evidence-based practice, bibliographic databases (2h)

Igiene per le professioni sanitarie. Ricciardi G, Ed. Idelson-Gnocchi, 2014
Igiene e Sanità Pubblica – I fondamenti della Prevenzione. Auxilia-Pontello, ed. Piccin, 2011
Lesson slides and supplementary materials, uploaded on the e-learning webpage