cod. 1004779

Academic year 2013/14
3° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
6 credits
course unit
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Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

Allow students to know and understand the tools and the main methodology to develop and use the own and specific concepts of hygiene in the prevention of infectious and non infectious diseases in hospital and non-hospital setting.
Allow students to know and understand the main principles of medicine and labor law deepening and analyzing these disciplines in relation to the employment

Among the competences acquired, students will be able to:
develop self-analysis of certain health risk factors, both individual and collective prevention strategies , and of interventions to promote the health and safety of health care workers and users.
-acquire autonomy to address the problems of the professional sphere, in both the public (USL and hospitals) and private sector (nursing homes, clinics), with the knowledge and competence to allow them to make the most appropriate choices for their career .


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Course unit content

The concepts of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine.
Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases with special reference to blood transmissible infections. The levels of prevention. The epidemiology and prevention of chronic degenerative diseases of social interest. Health Education. Environmental hygiene.

The risk factors of living and working with particular reference to those relating to the physiotherapist. Rehabilitation gesture.

Sources of employment law. The employment relationship. Rights and duties of the worker and the powers and obligations of the employer. The ratio of self-employment and flexible forms of employment.

Full programme

Determinants of health / disease
Definition of epidemiology
Fields of study of epidemiology

The measures in epidemiology
-incidence rate

Epidemiological measures of risk
-the causal factors and risk factors

General epidemiology of infectious diseases:
-transmission of infection
-factors favoring the occurrence of infections
-mode of spread of infectious diseases in the population

Preventive medicine:
-goals and methods of prevention
-levels of prevention: primary, secondary, tertiary

Prevention of infectious diseases
-discovery and inactivation of the sources of infection
-interruption of transmission chains
-immune-active and passive prevention
- pharmacology prevention

Prevention of blood transmissible infections

Health Education
- Health promotion
- The strategies of health education

General prevention of non-infectious diseases of social interest
- screening

Environmental hygiene
- Drinking water: notes on the sources of supply,
pollution and water purification
- Hygiene aspects of swimming pools

Legislation on safety, health and protection in the workplace.
Occupational diseases and their prevention.
Work related diseases.
Manual handling.
Work related stress.
Organization of shift and night work.
Risk of upper limb overload, repetitive movements.
Mechanical vibrations.
Office work.
The occupational dermatitis.
The personal protective equipment.

Evolution of labor law - Sources of Law - The work in the constitution.
The employment relationship: the subjects of the employment relationship.
The rights, duties and responsibilities of the employee.
The national collective agreement - The right to strike and its regulation.
The types of employment.
The mode of termination of the employment relationship
The recess in the employment relationship.
The right to protection of privacy in health care: informed consent.
The law related to the protection of personal and / or sensitive.
The continuing medical education: the national program ECM.
The credits.
The accreditation procedure.


Barbuti, Fara, Giammamco et al. “IGIENE” terza edizione, Monduzzi Editore, 2011
Online source: www.who.int; www.istat.it; www.salute.gov.it/

Material provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Oral lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of the achievement of the objectives of the course consists of an oral examination. Through questions about the contents of the course will be determined whether the student has achieved the goal of knowledge and understanding of the content and whether it is able to apply the knowledge acquired in the exercise of profession.

Other information

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