PUBLIC HEALTH
cod. 1009784

Academic year 2022/23
1° year of course - First semester
Professor
- Roberto ALBERTINI
Academic discipline
Igiene generale e applicata (MED/42)
Field
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
Related/supplementary
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: PIACENZA
course unit
in ENGLISH

Learning objectives

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Prerequisites

None.

Course unit content

The course deals with epidemiological methodology as a fundamental tool for Public Health. In particular, it will deal with frequency measures and risk measures, and the main epidemiological studies.

Full programme

GENERAL CONCEPTS OF HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
• Definition of health
• Primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary prevention.
• Health organization in Italy: the National Health Service at central, regional and local levels.
• Health education and health promotion
The National Prevention Plan and the LEA "Collective Prevention and Public Health": activities and services aimed at protecting the health and safety of the community from infectious and environmental risks, linked to working conditions, related to lifestyles, with particular reference at the intervention level.

2. EPIDEMIOLOGICAL METHODOLOGY
• Definition of epidemiology and its applications
• Sources of epidemiological data
• Descriptive epidemiological measures.
Epidemiological measures of risk.
• Main types of epidemiological study (descriptive, transversal, case-control, cohort and experimental)

Bibliography

Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice. CDC, Department of Health and Human Services, 2006.
Didactic material provided by the teacher, available on the specific student-reserved platform (Elly).

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).

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of the achievement of the objectives will be carried out by means of a writtem exam, wich will consists of multiple choice questions on topics from the entire integrated course.

Other information

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