cod. 08696

Academic year 2018/19
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

The Integrated Course of Physical Sciences aims to allow the students to achieve the following goals, better specified in the description of each Module:

1) knowledge and understanding of basic physics principles underlying phenomena that will be studied in other Courses (such as Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Physiology, etc.), or that ar fundamental for several major technologies increasingly used in medicine (such as centrifuges, endoscopes, microscopes, transducers for ultrasound equipment, laser systems, radiology equipment and NMR, radiation detectors, etc.).
2) To develope the attitude of the student for individual study and continuing education on the application of physical techniques to diagnosis and therapy in medicine.
3) Knowledge of the regulation on safety and risk prevention for public health environment workers such as employers, managers and operators. Identification of risk factors for chemical, physical, biological and behavioural agents.


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Course unit content

The Integrated Course of Physical Sciences comprises 2 Modules: Physics Applied to Medicine, and Regulation and Standards of Safety in the Study and Work Environment.
The Contents are specified in the description of single Modules.

Full programme

See the Programmes of single Modules.


1) Classroom notes.
2) Bersani, Bettati, Biagi, Capozzi, Feroci, Lepore, Mita, Ortalli, Roberti, Viglino, Vitturi: Fisica biomedica, Ed. Piccin Nuova Libraria (Padova).
3) Scannicchio: Fisica Biomedica, Ed. EdiSES (Napoli).
4) Celasco: Lineamenti di Fisica Medica, Ed. E.C.I.G. (Genova).

1) Dec. Leg.vo 81/2008 and further modifications.
2) L. Alessio, P. Apostoli: Manuale di Medicina del Lavoro e Igiene Industriale, Piccin Editor, 2009.
3) V. Foà, L. Ambrosi: Medicina del Lavoro, Utet, second edition, 2003.
Pictures presented during the course will be available at the Segreteria di Medicina del Lavoro.

Teaching methods

The topics contained in the Program of each Module will be illustrated and discussed during classroom lectures. Emphasys will be posed on the applications in biology and medicine of basic physics principles.
Students will be given the possibility, on a voluntary basis, to take part to seminars and laboratoty activities aiming to provide deeper insights into some of the topics treated in the Physics Module.

Assessment methods and criteria

For Physics Applied to Medicine, the assessment of the achievement of the objectives will exploit a one-hour written test, mainly consisting of open questions about the arguments treated in classes. In this way, it will be possible to assess the
student’s knowledge and understanding of both theory and practice principles, and their application in medical and biological field through the use of current examples.
The written exam will include the resolution of problems, to assess the
achievement of the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to a
simulated, though realistic situation.
As for the Module of Regulation and Standards of Safety in the Study and Work Environments, the achievement of the objectives will be assessed through a written test in the form of multiple choice questions.
The global evaluation, in thirtieths. will only consider the results of the module of Physics Applied to Medicine.

Other information

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