General and applied Hygiene

Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: GEA MARZIA OLIVERI CONTI

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course will allow the student to deepen the concepts on health risk management and its prevention, disease epidemiology and risk assessment, acquiring skills about how to prepare a health and hygiene assessment report.

Course Structure

Lectures with the aid of computer tools useful for teaching (power point, network systems).

Required Prerequisites


Attendance of Lessons

Attendance is strongly recommended.

Detailed Course Content

Epidemiology, demography and biostatistics approaches. Health determinants. Infectious and chronic degenerative diseases. Prevention interventions. Cause. Risk factor. Prevention for the protection and promotion of community health. Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Air pollution. Thermal well-being and microclimate. Prevention interventions in occupational medicine. Health and the environment. Food chain and food hygiene. Potability of water intended for human consumption. Waste: health, social and environmental risks. Epidemiology and prophylaxis of infectious diseases: typhoid, hepatitis, influenza, exanthematous diseases, poliomyelitis, tuberculosis, tetanus, sexually transmitted diseases. Epidemiology and prophylaxis of chronic degenerative diseases: atherosclerosis, diabetes, tumors, smoking, alcoholism. Principles of fertility, birth rate, healthy pregnancy, teratogenesis, early fetal mortality, perinatal mortality, infant mortality. Maternity assistance in the neonatal and developmental age.

Textbook Information

"Igiene" - Medicina preventiva e del territorio. di Triassi - Aggazzotti - Ferrante • 2015 editore 

Idelson-Gnocchi “Igiene Medicina sociale e di comunità” di McGraw-Hill , Eudes Lanciotti

- “Igiene” Cesare Meloni- Gabriele Pellissero, Zanichelli. 2007.

- Ildeson-Gnocchi , “Igiene”, Triassi, Agazzotti, Ferrante II ed. 2015.

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

The evaluation of the knowledge acquired by students is carried out through the written test aimed at verifying the learning of the various aspects of the topic

Elements to be evaluated: relevance of the answers, quality of their contents, ability to connect with other topics within the program, ability to report examples, quality of technical language, and overall expressive ability.

To guarantee equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, students can request a meeting in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measure, according to the educational goals and specific needs. In this case, it is advisable to contact the CInAP (Centre for Active and Participated Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or SLD) professor of the Department where the Degree Course is included.

Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it