METODOLOGIA EPIDEMIOLOGICA E IGIENE

MED/42 - 8 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

ANTONELLA PAOLA AGODI
Email: agodia@unict.it
Office: Comparto 10/Edificio C
Phone: 0953782183
Office Hours: Tutti i lunedì e i mercoledì dalle 11.30 alle 12.30. Si consiglia di chiedere conferma sulla presenza del docente per e-mail


Learning Objectives

To develop knowledge, competence and practice about the epidemiological methods in order to plan the study design, to measure health determinants and events, to investigate the cause-effect relationships and to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic or preventive interventions, as well as to critically interpret, with an evidence-based approach, data from the scientific literature of biomedical interest and the translational aspects. Furthermore, the course aims to provide students with a solid scientific and practice knowledge of applied epidemiology, of the health promotion and of prevention of communicable and non-communicable diseases at individual and collective levels.



Detailed Course Content

Epidemiological Methodology

Public Health for the translation from basic science into prevention, promotion of health and policies. The sampling; To measure the events; To study the cause-effect relationships; Experimental epidemiology; The screening test; The investigation of an epidemic; Cluster of events; The questionnaires in epidemiology; Epidemiology of vaccination;

Hygiene

Epidemiology and prevention of respiratory tract infections; Epidemiology and prevention of parenteral or sexual-transmitted infections; Epidemiology and prevention of food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses; Epidemiology and prevention of enteric infections; Epidemiology and prevention of emerging and vector-borne diseases; Epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases; Epidemiology and prevention of hospital acquired infections; Epidemiology and prevention of cardiovascular diseases; Epidemiology and prevention of diabetes mellitus and obesity; Epidemiology and prevention of cancer; Pre- and periconceptional epidemiology. Public Health Genomics.



Textbook Information

  1. F Faggiano, F Donato, F Barbone. Manuale di Epidemiologia per la Sanità Pubblica. Centro Scientifico Editore
  2. PL Lopalco, AE Tozzi Epidemiologia facile. Il Pensiero Scientifico Editore
  3. Checcacci L, Meloni C, Pellissero G.: IGIENE Casa Editrice Ambrosiana
  4. Barbuti S., Fara G.M., Giammanco G. – Igiene, medicina di comunità e sanità pubblica. Edizione EDISES 2014



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