cod. 1008783

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
ZONI Roberta
integrated course unit
6 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

The course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge to understand the many factors that may interact with individual health; particularly for infectious and contagious diseases, students should acquire the ability to evaluate the conditions and situations associated to the risk of their spread. Students will acquire the ability to identify, as regards different transmission modes of infections and specifically for each pathology treated, "critical points" of spread, any categories of persons most exposed in relation to their working activity, the implications associated with the propagation of infectious pathogens and types of intervention to be applied preventively.
Besides the application form about occupational health, aims to educate students with the main effects induced by the interaction between the environment and health of exposed.


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Course unit content

A module of the course is addressed to the knowledge of the basic concepts of epidemiology and general prevention of infectious diseases and chronic degenerative diseases with special reference to current issues of public health and the study of the relationship between public health and environment considered in its main arrays.
A second module is dedicated to a detailed study of the most important infectious diseases associated with occupational activities, highlighting the fundamental epidemiological aspects and prevention strategies to control their spread. Finally the third form is aimed to study the fundamentals of health and safety in the workplace.

Full programme

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C. Signorelli – Igiene Epidemiologia Sanità Pubblica secrets Società Editrice Universo

Bibliografy provided by the teachers

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. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.
In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:
remote oral questions, through the Teams platform (guide
Students with SLD / BSE must first contact Le Eli-che: support for students with disabilities, D.S.A., B.E.S. (
Student must demonstrate that he has acquired and understood the contents of the course and that he is able to apply prevention actions in relation to the diseases treated. With regard to the minimum requirements for passing the exam, the student must demonstrate personal skills and competences in evaluation of general preventive actions to be taken in the workplace and environment according to different methods and levels of exposure to risks.

Other information

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