Academic Year 2020/2021 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff Credit Value: 11
Taught classes: 77 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

  • Hygiene and Community Medicine

    - To have solid knowledge about: research and interpretation of health data, health determinants and risk factors in lifestyle, health determinants and risk factors in the environment, interventions on individuals and communities for the prevention of diseases, principles and application of preventive medicine in communities, principles and methodologies of communication applied to health information and health education,.

    - To present themselves as authoritative interlocutors on issues concerning health promotion and disease prevention, in relationships with individuals and with other health professionals.

    - To educate, as part of one's professional activity, to behaviors aimed at promoting health and preventing disease and disability from microbial causes, from chemical and physical agents, from accidents. Know the health organization at an international, European and national level, know how to apply the principles of quality and management in health.

  • Occupational Medicine

    The aim of the course is to provide information and knowledge about workplace-related pathologies (accidents and illnesses) as well as to become familiar with prevention principles, with particular reference to risk assessment and preventive measure adoption.

    Students will have to learn methods and techniques to collect work history, identify environmental and occupational risks and possible relationships with genetic, demographic, socio-economic, psychological and cultural factors, related to health or illness statuses, as well as to look into the possible non-specific effects of occupational risk factors, especially for degenerative chronic diseases.

    The main etiologically diagnostic aspects of occupational medicine will be dealt with, and so will the epidemiology of con-causally work-related diseases. Also, the most frequent professional diseases and work accidents will be classified. The main analysis method and work risk assessment instruments will be provided, that is limit exposure levels, environmental/biological monitoring and healthcare surveillance. Also, occupational risk in/formation, safety and health law guidelines in work places, primary and secondary prevention of occupational diseases, role and duties of the competent physician will be discussed.

  • Information Processing System

    The objectives of this module are focused on learning and the conception of the logic that regulates basic computing, elaboration data, structure, classification and typology of networks.


    The course aims to provide the basic theoretical knowledge of descriptive and inferential statistics useful for the study of biological, biomedical, socio-sanitary and clinical phenomena. To this end, during the course, practical examples will be carried out using also the Spreadsheets (Excel, LibreOffice Calc).

Course Structure

  • Hygiene and Community Medicine

    Interactive didactic with case-study presentation.

    Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

    Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.

  • Occupational Medicine

    Frontal lesson, experiential exercise.

    Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

  • Information Processing System


    Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be
    necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in
    line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

  • Hygiene and Community Medicine

    The causal relationship in epidemiology. Risk assessment. Systematic reviews and meta-analyzes. Medicine based on evidence of efficacy.

    Methodology for prevention and health promotion. Principles of health education. Health and health promotion. Communication methods and models. Health Promotion Strategies. Health Promotion in the Ottawa Charter.

    Surveillance systems at European level. The networks and activities of the ECDC (European Center for Disease Prevention and Control).

    - Hospital acquired infections (HAI): surveillance programs and national and European networks.

    Health needs in developmental age. Health needs in adulthood. Defense and health promotion in the elderly. Risk and prevention factors in living and working environments.

    Health organization: Health organization at international and European level. The national health service in Italy: the central, regional and local level. Health planning. The national health plan and the regional health plans. Health Management.

  • Occupational Medicine

    History and evolution of Occupational Medicine: prevention service legislation and organization; work accidents and professional diseases insurance practices. Risk assessment procedure; exposure times and limit levels/values.

    Primary and secondary prevention principles. Healthcare surveillance and duties of competent physician. Biological monitoring procedures. General and individual preventive practices and first aid action organization. Biological risk and vaccinations. Physical risks: noise, vibrations, ionizing-non-ionizing radiations, microclimate and compressed atmosphere. Ergonomy principles: postures and work. Workstation, shift and night work risks. Assessment of risks in manual loads handling and in repetitive movements of upper limbs with associated pathologies. Organizational wellness and its associated work stress. Health promotion in working places.

    Main dust/fibre and professional allergene exposure–related pathologies; indoor and outdoor pollutants. Exposure risks to chemical, mutagen and carcenogenic agents.

    Principles of Industrial Hygiene and hints of Statistics. Risks in the main working cycles. Guidelines on safety and health in working places.

  • Information Processing System

    • Information processing systems;
    • Hardware, software and their stratification;
    • Operating Systems: fundamental functions and their evolutions;
    • Bits, Bytes and numbers connected to them;
    • Database;
    • Classification, Type and Network Levels;
    • E-mail & Protocol;

    1. Recalls of the preliminary knowledge: variables, constants, measurement scales, summation, production, percentages, ratios, combinatorics.

    2. Collection and organization of data. Central trend indices. Dispersion indices.

    3. Graphical representation of data.

    4. Calculation of probabilities and probability distributions.

    5. Sampling, confidence intervals, statistical inference.

    6. Correlation measures, derivation ratios, comparison between samples.

    7. Statistical significance test.

    8. Linear and multiple regression

    9. Epidemiological statistics.

Textbook Information

  • Hygiene and Community Medicine

    1) Maria Triassi, Igiene Medicina Preventiva e del Territorio, III edizione, Sorbona, Idelson Gnocchi, Napoli 2019.

    2) Buffoli M, Capolongo S., Odone A, Signorelli C. Salute e Ambiente, EDISES, Napoli 2016.

  • Occupational Medicine
    • David Koh, Ken Takahashi. Textbook of Occupational Medicine Practice. 3rd Edition ISBN: 978-981-4329-57-6
  • Information Processing System

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