IGIENE GENERALE E APPLICATA

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Midwifery
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2017/2018
Year: 
2
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2018/2019
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Credits: 
1
Period: 
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
16
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (16 hours)
Requirements: 

Scientific knowledge of courses attended during the previous years is considered useful, in particular basic knowledge of statistics

Assessment: 
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
- the criteria of cause-effect in medicine
- the principal types of epidemiological studies and their validity
- The epidemiological measures and principles of statistical analysis related to the measures.

1. General concepts of public health, hygiene and epidemiology: the concept of health; current epidemiological scenario and classification of diseases; concept of risk; indicators, exposure-effect, cause, health and disease determinants; primary, secondary and tertiary prevention
2. Epidemiological methodology: Frequency measures and association measures, epidemiological studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, bias and confounding, methods of confounding control.
3. Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases: risk factors; host-parasite relations, sources and reservoirs of infection, pathways of penetration and release of pathogens, mode of transmission; disinfection and sterilization
4. Hospital hygiene: infections in health facilities; management of antibiotic therapy; medical waste management
5. Primary prevention interventions in pregnancy: general interventions, conditions associated with diet (folate, diabetes, breastfeeding and childhood obesity), food hygiene; methodology for health education
6. Secondary prevention interventions in pregnancy: screening; applicability criteria; prenatal and post-natal screening (guidelines, effectiveness, appropriateness, bioethics)

1. General concepts of public health, hygiene and epidemiology: the concept of health; current epidemiological scenario and classification of diseases; concept of risk; indicators, exposure-effect, cause, health and disease determinants; primary, secondary and tertiary prevention
2. Epidemiological methodology: Frequency measures and association measures, epidemiological studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, bias and confounding, methods of confounding control.
3. Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases: risk factors; host-parasite relations, sources and reservoirs of infection, pathways of penetration and release of pathogens, mode of transmission; disinfection and sterilization
4. Hospital hygiene: infections in health facilities; management of antibiotic therapy; medical waste management
5. Primary prevention interventions in pregnancy: general interventions, conditions associated with diet (folate, diabetes, breastfeeding and childhood obesity), food hygiene; methodology for health education
6. Secondary prevention interventions in pregnancy: screening; applicability criteria; prenatal and post-natal screening (guidelines, effectiveness, appropriateness, bioethics)

Professors

Parent course