Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Biomedical Laboratory 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)
Voto Finale

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; OMICS for Public Health (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 -
Healthcare-associated infections; healthcare waste management (3h)
5. Environmental public health and food safety: physical and chemical pollutants and environmental compartments; food contamination with biological factors (1h)
6. Healthcare management: brief overview of the healthcare systems, quality and risk management, errors in healthcare practice, evidence-based practice; bibliographic databases (exerc.) (2h)

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: francesco.gianfagna@uninsubria.it Phone: 0331 217223 EPIMED via Rossi 9 – Pal. Rossi - 21100 Varese