Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Dental Hygiene
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 (24 hours)

Scientific knowledge of courses attended during the previous years is considered useful

Voto Finale

The course aims to provide the students with:
- the knowledge in terminology, methods and instruments in the fields of hygiene, epidemiology and public health
- 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; primary, secondary and tertiary prevention
2. Methods in epidemiology: principal epidemiological study,measure of frequency and measure of association, bias and confounding, methods for confounding control.
3. Concept of nutrition epidemiology: dietary questionnaires, the EPIC study
4. Concept of genetic epidemiology: polymorphisms, haplotypes, candidate gene studies and genome wide association studies
5. Epidemiology and prevention of chronic diseases: cardiovascular disease epidemiology, parodontal disease epidemiology
6. 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
7. Hospital hygiene: Healthcare-associated infections;antibiotic management, healthcare waste management
8. Environmental public health: physical and chemical pollutants and environmental compartments
9. Health education intervention planning; methodology
10. Healthcare management: quality and risk management, errors in healthcare practice, evidence-based practice, bibliographic databases
11. Clincal research in Dante: Pier delle Vigne.

Igiene e Sanità Pubblica – I fondamenti della Prevenzione. Auxilia-Pontello, ed. Piccin, 2011