cod. 21950

Academic year 2021/22
3° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Igiene generale e applicata (MED/42)
Fisiopatologia, metodologia clinica, propedeutica clinica e sistematica medico-chirurgica
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: SEMEIOTICS AND CLINICAL METHODOLOGY (ATT)

Learning objectives

The course aims at providing knowledge of the general principles of epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases. Making judgements ability and specific communication skills ablity.


No prerequisites required.

Course unit content

General aspects of the epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases. Healthcare associated infections.

Full programme

Epidemiology of infectious diseases:
host parasite relationship, sources and reservoirs of infection, mode of transmission, mode of appearance of infectious diseases in the population.
Preventive intervention levels: Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary prevention.
Direct and indirect prophylaxis of infectious diseases.
Direct prophylaxis of infectious diseases: notification, diagnostic assessment, isolation, cleaning, disinfection, antisepsis, aspsis, sterilization, vaccine prophylaxis,
passive immunoprophylaxis, chemoprophylaxis. Healthcare associated infections. Hand hygiene.


Signorelli C. Igiene e Sanità Pubblica. Roma: Società Editrice Universo, 2021.
Barbuti S, et al. Igiene. Bologna: Monduzzi, 2014.
Educational material downloadable from the istitutional website Elly Medicina.

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Didactic material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly).

Assessment methods and criteria

The verification of the learning related to this module will be included in the exam of the integrated course "Hygeine, Public health and health policies" (V year of course).

Other information

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