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Subject: HYGIENE (A.A. 2027/2028)

single-cycle master degrees (5 years) in PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION

Course year 5
Teaching units Unit IGIENE
Law and hygiene and healthcare subjects (lesson)
  • TAF: Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class SSD: MED/42 CFU: 4
Teachers: Marcella MALAVOLTI
Exam type oral
Evaluation final vote
Teaching language Italiano
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Provide knowledge of the main concepts of health, disease, prevention. Epidemiological and preventive approach to major diseases.

Admission requirements


Course contents

Epidemiological methodology: definition and fields of application, sources of statistical-epidemiological data and surveillance systems, epidemiological measures, the epidemiological study: design, types of study and bias, bibliographic reviews, meta-analysis and scientific evidence.
Health and disease determinants: factors that influence disease, food and nutrition, physical activity, individual behaviors and lifestyles, smoking, alcohol and other addictions.
Prevention of general disease: general concepts of disease prevention and prevention policies, transmission mode of infectious diseases, general prophylaxis of infectious diseases, passive immunoprophylaxis and chemoprophylaxis, vaccinology plans and vaccination campaigns, tests and screening campaigns.
Infectious diseases controls: general epidemiology and surveillance of infectious diseases, infectious diseases preventable with vaccinations, other infectious diseases with high health and social impact, food poisoning.
Health and Environment: environmental matrices and effects on health, environmental policies and human health, urban health, indoor environments.

Teaching methods

The teaching will be in the presence and the teaching material are downloadable.

Assessment methods

Multiple tests with 'closed' answers

Learning outcomes

Acquisition of basic and advanced knowledge in the field of hygiene and preventive medicine, human nutrition, and environmental health.


‘Igiene e Sanità Pubblica ’ Carlo Signorelli Editor, Società Editrice Universo, - 2017.

UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 "Sistemi di gestione per la qualità - requisiti"

UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 "Requisiti generali per la competenza dei laboratori di prova e taratura"