cod. 1005037

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - First semester
Cesira Isabella Maria PASQUARELLA
Academic discipline
Igiene generale e applicata (MED/42)
Scienze della prevenzione e servizi sanitari
Type of training activity
8 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: -
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims at providing students with knowledge relating to epidemiological surveillance, with particular reference to healthcare associated infections.


No prerequisites required.

Course unit content

Epidemiological surveillance.
Epidemiological surveillance of healthcare associated infections, with particular reference to the Intensive Care Units and surgical site infections.
The outbreak management.

Full programme

Epidemiological surveillance of healthcare associated infections. Epidemiological surveillance in Intensive Care Units. Epidemiological surveillance of surgical site infections.
The outbreak management.


Signorelli C. Elementi di metodologia epidemiologica. Roma: Società Editrice Universo, 2011.
Signorelli C. Igiene e Sanità Pubblica. Roma: Società Editrice Universo, 2017.

Teaching methods

The course will be held through lectures to Students either in the classroom (“in presenza”) or in synchronous-streaming (“in telepresenza”) on the Teams platform. Therefore, the opportunity of Student/Teacher interaction will be preserved both face to face and remotely, by the simultaneous use of the Teams platform.
Lectures will be supported by slide presentations, which will be available to students on the Elly platform (

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination, 31 multiple choice test.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
structured written test conducted remotely (by Teams and Elly). The test consists of 30 multiple choice questions on the course contents (reference texts + documents uploaded to Elly during the course). There is no penalty for incorrect answers.
The final mark, reported directly on Esse3, will correspond to the arithmetic average of the assessments obtained in the written test.
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (

Other information

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