cod. 1004984

Academic year 2023/24
3° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
integrated course unit
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

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).
Knowledge of imaging methods for the study of the ear and their indications; CT anatomy of the middle and inner ear; Introduction to pre-surgical imaging.


Logical ability
Knowledge of the anatomy and pathology of the ear.

Course unit content

Hygiene, Public Health Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine.
Imaging methods for the study of the ear and their indications.

Full programme

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.
General Prevention of non-communicable diseases. Determinants of health and disease. The methodology of screening, sensibility, specificity and predictive value. 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).

Introduction to pre-surgical imaging;
Production of Rx images, CT, MRI, angiography and indications for execution; CT anatomy of the middle and inner ear; MRI anatomy of the inner ear; Malformations of the inner ear; Pathology of the middle ear and the ponto-cerebellar angle; Discussion of clinical cases.


Signorelli C. Igiene e Sanità Pubblica SEU, Roma, 2021.
Pontello, Auxilia. Igiene, Medicina Preventiva e salute globale, Piccin 2021.Teaching material used during the lessons provided by the teacher.
Imaging of the temporal bone” J.D. Swartz, H.R. Harnsberger

Teaching methods

The course will be held through lectures to Students in the classroom (“in presenza”)
Lectures will be supported by slide presentations, which will be available to students on the Elly platform (

Assessment methods and criteria

The method of evaluation consists of an oral exam.
The exam will be used to verify the connection, learning and critical analysis skills acquired by the students at the end of the course.

Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (

Other information

Classroom attendance is highly recommended