cod. 1004877

Academic year 2020/21
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Igiene generale e applicata (MED/42)
Scienze della prevenzione e dei servizi sanitari
Type of training activity
21 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Integrated course unit module: HEALTH AND CARE MANAGEMENT

Learning objectives

Basic concepts of epidemiology. At the end of the course, students should be able to describe and explain how epidemiological methods are used to identify public health problems, to plan and evaluate public health interventions. Students should be able to read and interpret a scientific paper.


No prerequisites required.

Course unit content

Basic concepts of epidemiology as fundamental tools for identifying public health problems, planning and evaluating public health interventions.

Full programme

Definition, scope and uses of epidemiology.
The sources of the statistical-epidemiological data.
Descriptive epidemiological measures.
Ecological studies, cross-sectional studies, case-control studies, cohort studies, experimental studies.
Epidemiological study design.
Bias in epidemiology.
The management of an epidemic


Signorelli C. Igiene, Epidemiologia e Sanità Pubblica. Roma: Società Editrice Universo, 2017.
Educational material downloadable from the institutional website Elly Medicine.

Teaching methods

Frontal and interactive lessons with the use of informatic tools.

Assessment methods and criteria

The learning will be assessed through a written exam, aimed at verifying both the knowledge and understanding of the discipline.

Other information

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