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
Seat of the course: 
Varese - Università degli Studi dell'Insubria
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (12 hours)
Voto Finale

During the course, the following topics will be covered:
Infectious diseases: definition, role in human pathology, modes of
transmission, prevention, main criteria for diagnosis.
Viral hepatitis: HAV, HBV, HDV, HCV, HEV. Modes of transmission, clinical
manifestations, and diagnosis
HIV infection: epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and
Infective endocarditis: etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and prevention. Oral infections: oropharyngeal candidiasis, herpesvirus infections.
General principles of epidemiology and prevention of Health care
associated infections
Occupational exposure risk for healthcare professionals, prevention rules
and post-exposure prophylaxis.

A summary of the topics covered in the course will be made available on
the University's E-learning website.
For further information, the following text is recommended:
1) Moroni, Esposito, Antinori - Malattie Infettive - Editrice Masson, 2014

The module is organized in lectures, with the slides. The lessons will be
developed following a common path to all topics: definition of pathology,
etiology and pathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical manifestations,
diagnosis, and prevention. The presentation of clinical cases will enrich
the lessons.
During the lesson, students will be able to intervene with questions and
observations. At the end of the lesson, space will be given to the
clarifications necessary for understanding the topic.
A part of the last lesson of the course will be dedicated to focusing on the
main fundamental concepts for understanding the single topics covered
during the course and allow you to resume some passages that may not
have been clear.

Students can contact the teacher by email to schedule an appointment or
for any other needs: