cod. 1002568

Academic year 2023/24
3° year of course - Second semester
Cesira Isabella Maria PASQUARELLA
Academic discipline
Igiene generale e applicata (MED/42)
Medicina e sanità pubblica e degli ambienti di lavoro e scienze medico legali
Type of training activity
20 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: -
course unit


Learning objectives

The educational objectives of the module are knowledge
understanding related to the topics covered and the ability to apply this
knowledge in the specific field of study; the acquisition of autonomy of judgment and the ability to learn autonomously; t
acquisition of specific communication skills.



Course unit content

The "General hygiene" module is an integral part of the
HYGIENE, PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH POLICIES course, and deals in particular with the concepts of Health, Hygiene,
Public Health, Health Policies; the main threats to global health; the
four levels of prevention; general
epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases, with particular
reference to healthcare-associated infections and
antimicrobial resistance; food hygiene, with particular
reference to HACCP; managing an epidemic.

Full programme

Concepts of Hygiene, Public Health, Health Policies.
Concepts of "One Health" and "Global Health".
Concept of Health and its evolution.
The ten threats for global health (World Health Organization, 2019)
Levels of prevention: primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary.
Epidemiology and general prophylaxis of infectious diseases Methods of
Direct prophylaxis and indirect prophylaxis; Direct prophylaxis
(Notification, Diagnostic assessment, Isolation, Cleaning, Disinfection,
Sterilization, Disinfestation, Active and passive immunoprophylaxis
Primary and secondary chemoprophylaxis).
Epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-related infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial-resistance.
The five moments of hand hygiene in healthcare setting.
The five moments of hand hygiene.
Food hygiene: foodborne infections and food poisoning.
The HACCP system and its applications.
Managing an epidemic.


Signorelli C e coll. Igiene e sanità pubblica. Roma: SEU, 2021.

Pontello, Auxilia. Igiene, Medicina Preventiva e salute globale. Padova: Piccin, 2021.

Barbuti, Fara, Giammanco, et al. Igiene Medicina Preventiva Sanità Pubblica. Napoli: Edises Editore, 2022.

Slides will be available on the Elly platform (https://elly2023.medicina.unipr.it/)

Teaching methods

The course will be conducted through frontal lectures, with interactive teaching. Visual aids will support lessons, and these materials will be available to Students on the Elly platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

The module is an integral part of the course "Hygiene, public health and health policies"
The course includes a single final written exam.
The final evaluation will take place through a multiple-choice quiz conducted on ELLY platform. The test will last 45 minutes and will consist of 31 multiple-choice questions. The test will cover all the topics covered in all modules of the course.
One point is assigned to each correct answer, and the minimum score to pass the test is 18. The test is evaluated on a scale of 0-31. A student who achieves the maximum score (31) will receive honors.
The questions are designed to assess knowledge, the ability to apply knowledge, judgment autonomy, and learning capacity.
Students with learning disabilities (DSA/BSE).

Other information

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