Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy (to qualify as a speech and language therapist)

Health promotion, risk prevention and safety - METODOLOGIA EPIDEMIOLOGICA E IGIENE GENERALE

Course code
4S000170
Name of lecturer
Albino Poli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
MED/42 - HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
LOGO 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE dal Oct 2, 2017 al Nov 24, 2017.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course leads the student to know the main determinants of health and disease, the preventive strategies both individual and collective, and of interventions to promote the health and safety of their users. Particularly, it aims to understand the causes, the pathogenic mechanisms, and the methods of prevention and control of infectious diseases.

Syllabus

Brief summary of the epidemiological tools:
- Definition, objectives and characteristics of epidemiology
- Measures in epidemiology
- The concept of health, disease and causes in the epidemiology. Criteria for the assessment of the causal connection.
- The main types of epidemiological studies: descriptive, analytical, experimental

Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases:
- The epidemiological chain and the methods of transmission: endemic, sporadic and epidemic diseases
- The generic direct prophylaxis: standard precautions according to the CDC in Atlanta
- Indirect prophylaxis: hints on disinfection and sterilization of substrates
- The specific prophylaxis: vaccine prophylaxis: vaccine strategies, the Italian law and vaccine, the schedule of childhood vaccinations

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Francesco Vitale, Michele Zagra Igiene, epidemiologia e organizzazione sanitaria orientata per problemi (Edizione 1) ELSEVIER 2012 978-88-214-3424-2

Assessment methods and criteria

written test

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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