Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Nursing
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Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Seat of the course: 
Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
First Semester
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Lesson (20 hours)
Voto Finale

- Basic concepts of public health: public health evolution and current epidemiological background; Epidemiology, statistics and healthcare management; prevention, application fields [2h]
- Methods in epidemiology: measures; observational and experimental studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses; bias and confounding [4h]
- Epidemiology and prevention of communicable diseases: (i) risk factors, natural history of infectious diseases; (ii) interventions in the whole population: vaccination (planning, effectiveness, misinformation and perceptions, coverage), passive immunoprophylaxis, chemoprophylaxis, disinfection and sterilization, surveillance and notification; (iii) interventions in healthcare settings: organizational settings; prevention of healthcare-associated infections (hand washing, gloves, instruments management, environmental controls, water); (iv) healthcare waste management [10h]
- Basic concepts of environmental public health; basic concepts of food safety [2h]
- Epidemiology and prevention of non-communicable diseases: (i) risk factors, priority setting (effect, impact, expected efficacy of interventions) ; (ii) Primary and tertiary prevention (health promotion, health education): main risk factors and related interventions (smoking, alcohol, diet - nutrition, physical activity, social factors), health education methodology; (iii) secondary prevention (Screening): criteria, methodology, examples, current and new fields; (iv) Risk assessment: risk scores in clinical practice, new risk biomarkers - OMICS - and ethical issues [6h]
- Healthcare management: (i) evolution of health systems, sourcing systems, principles of health economics; (ii) healthcare programming and organization models in primary and secondary healthcare (focusing on evidence based practice, risk management, case management, quality of healthcare); (iii) Exercises, evidence based practice: use of bibliographic databases [6h]

Igiene per le professioni sanitarie. Ricciardi G, Ed. Idelson-Gnocchi, 2014
Lesson slides and supplementary materials, uploaded on the e-learning webpage

Lessons with exercise on how to use on-line scientific bibliographic databases (PubMed)

Available on request: Phone: 0331 217223 EPIMED via Rossi 9 – Pal. Rossi - 21100 Varese