cod. 1004984

Academic year 2016/17
3° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
3 credits
course unit
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Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

Provide the student with the basic tools and methodology to enable him/her to understand the concepts and contexts for the application of the prevention of infectious and chronic degenerative diseases as well as the fundamentals of the epidemiology applied (concept of risk factor, causality relationship, epidemiological studies)

Students will have the focus between the major diagnostic methods to
learn about semiotics. Conventional radiology, TC, RM and angiography.
Know the TC and RM.


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Course unit content

Hygiene, Public Health, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Main diagnostic procedures. Operation of x-ray equipment,
A basic review of radiology about organs and systems using conventional radiology TC, RM an angiography

Full programme

Methods in epidemiology and elements of demography. Health indicators. Risk rate (Incidence and Prevalence), Causal Inference (Relative risk, Attributable risk and odds ratio). Classification of the epidemiological studies and some aspects of experimental studies (randomized controlled studies – RCTs).
General epidemiology of communicable diseases: Reservoir and Source of the infection, Modes of transmission. The levels of prevention (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary). General Prevention of communicable diseases: Notification, Diagnostic assessment, Isolation and quarantine, Disinfection/sterilization, Active immunization, Passive immunization. Healthcare associated infections (HAIs). General Prevention of non-communicable diseases. Determinants of health and disease. The methodology of screening, sensibility, specificity and predictive value.
Main diagnostic procedures. Operation of x-ray equipment, TC, RM and
bases of radio protection of patients and operator. A basic review of radiology about organs and systems using conventional radiology TC, RM an angiography


Igiene, Medicina Preventiva, Sanita' Pubblica.: Barbuti, Fara, Giammanco, Baldo, Borella AAVV ,Eds: Edises , 2014
Elementi di Metodologia Epidemiologica. Società Editrice Universo. 2011 (VII Ed.)

Ecig, 2008, 6° edizione

Teaching methods

Lectures and practical sessions for small groups of students

Assessment methods and criteria

The proof of the achievements of the course objectives will be obtained
by a written test (Radiology) and an oral test (Hygiene). Specific questions related to what discussed during this
course will ascertain if the students have achieved both knowledge and
comprehension of the course issues. Students will have to demonstrate
their ability in applying the achieved knowledge through exemplifying
clinical cases.

Other information

Classroom attendance is highly recommended