Bachelor's degree in Environmental and Workplace Accident Prevention Techniques (Trento)

Basics of hygiene in public health and health promotion - EPIDEMIOLOGIA IN SANITA' PUBBLICA E PROFILASSI DELLE MALATTIE INFETTIVE E DIFFUSIVE

Course code
4S006093
Name of lecturer
Maria Grazia Zuccali
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
MED/17 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
TRENTO
Period
TPALL 1° ANNO 1° SEMESTRE dal Oct 1, 2019 al Dec 20, 2019.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge of:
• the nature and uses of epidemiology
• the epidemiological approach to defining and measuring the occurrence of healthrelated states in populations
• the strengths of epidemiological study designs
• the epidemiological approach to causation
• the contribution of epidemiology to the prevention of disease, the promotion of health
• some basic techniques to analyze demographic data ��
In addition, the student will be expected to have gained a variety of skills, including an ability to:
• describe the primary routes of infectious disease transmission
• recognize how infectious diseases are spread
• describe the principles of control of communicable disease

Syllabus

Principles of Epidemiology
• Definition, scope, uses epidemiology
• Types of data used in epidemiologic studies
• Measuring health and disease
Epidemiologic Studies
• descriptive study
• analytical study
• Experimental studies
Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Prevention
• Chain of infection
• Method of transmission
• Timeline for infection
• Disinfection and Sterilization
 Immunoprophylaxis
Vaccine Preventable Diseases
• Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, bacterial meningitis
• measles, mumps, rubella, Chickenpox
Food and waterborne disease
Respitatory disease
• Tuberculosis
• Flu
• Legionnaires’disease
• Bacterial meningitis
Blood and sexually trasmitted infection
• Epatiti B
• Epatiti C
• HIV/AIDS
Emerging and vector-borne disease
• Malaria
• Yellow fever
• Dengue
• Lyme disease
• Tick Borne Encephalitis

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test, which consists of 5 open-ended questions and 15 multiple choice questions





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