PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE

Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in Medicine and Surgery
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2015/2016
Year: 
4
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2018/2019
Credits: 
5
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
40
Requirements: 

The student should have a scientific background in statistics, research methodology, including knowledge of evidence-based medicine, and notions of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic; furthermore, it is useful to have a clinical background relative to otolaryngology, pulmonary and clinical psychology.

Final Examination: 
Orale

The exam consists of an oral examination. The objective of the examination is to verify the level of achievement of the previously indicated educational objectives, evaluating the level of knowledge and in-depth study of the topics addressed.
In particular, it will be evaluated the knowledge of the topics, the comprehension / discussion skills of the topics connected to it and the mastery of the scientific language proper to the field of reference and the clarity of expression. The vote is expressed in thirtieths (single vote of the integrated course Medicine and Public Health).

Assessment: 
Voto Finale

The integrated course aims to provide the student with:
• The main knowledge on the determinants and the main risk factors that influence health, disease and the interaction between the human being and his physical and social environment, with attention to sex / gender differences;
• The essential notions on epidemiology for public health, health determinants, prevention of infectious and chronic-degenerative diseases, environmental and food hygiene, hospital hygiene.
• The essential notions related to epidemiology, health economics and the principles of health management and the habit of constantly updating knowledge and technical skills;
• The notions for correctly using, in health decisions, local, regional and national surveillance data, demographic and epidemiological data;
• The essential notions on the generalities of health systems, on the planning, organization and management of care processes in hospitals and territories, on health economics, recognizing the different roles and the relative responsibilities of the other professional figures that are part of the health personnel, participating in the provision of care to individuals, populations and communities;
• The bases for developing a scientific methodological approach, using the logics and tools of hygiene and public health, to actively participate in the planning and implementation of prevention interventions on the population and in the territory, promoting health and avoiding the disease;
• The cause-effect criteria in medicine, the main types of epidemiological study, their validity, the measures and the principles of statistical analysis relevant to the measures.
• The notions of the health effects of occupational-related exposures, to know the current legislation for occupational health prevention, to be able to recognise major occupational and work-related diseases.

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Lessons with slides projection, examples and small group exercises based on clinical case reports.

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