KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
The main objective of the course is to provide the student with the tools necessary for an advanced understanding of the role of assessing the presence of toxic and genotoxic substances in the environment and in the clinical setting, with a view to preventing related diseases. Initially, basic notions of general hygiene will be provided. Concepts relating to pollution from toxic and genotoxic substances and the use of bioindicators for effective monitoring will then be explored. For a better understanding, students will be directly involved through the analysis of case studies.
ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
The didactic objective consists in obtaining the knowledge necessary for a critical analysis of the relationship between the environment and human health from a hygienic point of view. The topics covered during the lectures are also addressed through the analysis of scientific articles and case studies. This activity, which involves the active collaboration of students, is aimed at increasing not only their critical analysis skills but also their ability to apply the knowledge acquired both in the field of applied research and in the world of work.
AUTONOMY OF JUDGMENT
The course is aimed at increasing the ability to critically analyze the most current knowledge concerning the complex relationship between environment, risk and health
The structure of the course includes classroom discussion activities aimed at developing students' aptitude to use the scientific skills acquired to support their arguments.
The critical analysis of scientific articles and case studies, both during lectures and during the oral exam, allows the student to develop communication skills both in a group context and on an individual level.
The continuous evolution of scientific research, particularly in the field of risk assessment, requires a continuous updating of skills. For this reason, the course aims to provide the autonomy necessary for the achievement of a broader knowledge and for the alignment of skills to the progress of research in the field of applied hygiene.