Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Verona)

Health and safety promotion [Matricole dispari] - METODOLOGIA EPIDEMIOLOGICA, IGIENE E PROBLEMI PRIORITARI DI SALUTE

Course code
4S000035
Name of lecturer
Francesca Moretti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
MED/42 - HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Language of instruction
Italian
Site
VERONA
Period
INF VR - 1° anno 2° sem dal Feb 3, 2020 al Apr 3, 2020.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student should be able to accomplish the following objectives:
-acknowledge determinants of health and risk factors of disease
-acknowledge both individual and collective prevention strategies of diseases
-understanding interventions aimed at promoting the safety of health workers and patients/citizens.
-understanding the causes, pathogenetic mechanisms and methods of prevention and control of infection diseases

Syllabus

1. Introduction to Epidemiology: definition, objectives and epidemiology characteristics, measures in epidemiology.
2. The concept of health, disease and causes of disease epidemiology. Criteria for assessing the causal link.
3. Epidemiological studies: descriptive, analytical, experimental.
4. Elements for the evaluation of the main population health problems: the main diseases in the general population, leading causes of death in the general population.
5. Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases: the epidemiological chain and the methods of transmission (endemic, sporadic, epidemic diseases), the direct and indirect prophylaxis of infectious diseases, the specific prophylaxis (vaccine prophylaxis, basic knowledge of serum prophylaxis and chemoprophylaxis.
6. Epidemiology and primary and secondary prevention of major chronic diseases: ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, COPD, malignancies, screening.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Cesare Meloni Igiene per le lauree delle professioni sanitarie Casa Editrice Abrosiana 2009
Ricciardi-Angelillo-Brusaferro-De Giusti-De Vito-Moscato-Pavia-Siliquini-Villari Igiene per le professioni sanitarie (Edizione 1) Idelson-Gnocchi 2015 978-88-7947-590-7

Assessment methods and criteria

SCRIPT - (multiple choice test)



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