Public health

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
M-PSI/06 MED/42 MED/44 SECS-P/07
Learning objectives
The aims of the course are:
- to know the main illnesses related to the workplace, and the health surveillance systems
- to know the principles of organization in health centres
- to know the principles of the remuneration in health care system
- to know the principles of prevention.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student will know some principles of public health, business organization and occupational medicine, which are useful for the forthcoming clinical practice in the health system.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

According to the health emergency, the indications in the various sections may undergo some changes.
Prerequisites for admission
With reference to the Didactic Regulations (art.20), To access the third year, it is essential to have achieved at least nine exams of which:
- biological, physiological and morphological sciences
- linguistic, philosophical and socio-pedagogical sciences
- applied speech therapy sciences: preparatory
- Otolaryngological, neurological and rehabilitation sciences, Applied speech and language sciences II
- Neuropsychiatric, pedagogical and psychological sciences
The student must also have passed the 2nd year annual traineeship exam.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The learning verification will take place through a written test with open questions or multiple choice questions. The duration of the scheduled test is 1.5 hours.
The evaluation criteria used will be the ability to list and organize the knowledge acquired as well as their application for the resolution of short questions.
The assessment of the course will be expressed by a mark out of thirty and will be the result obtained from the average of the votes acquired in each course module. There are no intermediate tests during the course.
The results of the tests will be communicated to the students through the University exam report service.
Hygiene and public health
Course syllabus
INTRODUCTION TO HYGIENE: Purpose and areas of interest of Hygiene. Evolution of the concept of health; definitions of epidemiology, prevention and Public Health
FROM HEALTH TO DISEASE: Determinants of health and disease; Causes and risk factors of disease
Natural history of transmissible and non-trasmissible diseases
KNOW THE STATE OF HEALTH: Sources of demographic and health data. Measure the frequency of an event: the proportions, ratios and rates. Morbidity measures: incidence and prevalence. Other health indicators and sentinel events
DESCRIPTIVE EPIDEMIOLOGY: Spatial and temporal distribution analysis. Epidemiological surveillance
ANALYTICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY: the statistical association between events. Analytical studies: longitudinal (cohort and case-control) and cross-sectional studies; Risk assessment
EXPERIMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY: Notes on preventive and therapeutic experimental studies
PREVENTION METHODOLOGY: Prevention and health promotion: definition and objectives. Primary, secondary, tertiary prevention
PREVENTION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES: Notes on primary prevention of infectious diseases (notification, default measures, diagnostic assessment, epidemiological investigation, concepts of disinfection and sterilization). Vaccines and the vaccination calendar in Italy
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
Materiale didattico fornito dal docente durante le lezioni
Per chi vuole approfondire
-Barbuti, Fara et al. Igiene (3°Ed), Monduzzi Editore, 2011
Occupational medicine
Course syllabus
Occupational medicine. Definition of hazard, risk factor, occupational disease, work-related illness, occupational injury.
Health prevention and promotion activities in occupational settings
Production sectors and risk factors. Risk assessment.
Legislation on the protection of workers' health (Legislative Decree 81/08, pregnant protection).
Organization of prevention and occupational health services. Health surveillance of workers.
Occupational risks, health effects and prevention in health care work: chemical, physical, biological and organizational agents.
Risks and prevention related to vocal fatigue and indoor air quality
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
Materiale didattico fornito dal docente durante le lezioni.
Per chi volesse approfondire, si segnala: Pier Alberto Bertazzi (a cura di). Medicina del Lavoro - Lavoro Ambiente Salute. Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano, 2013
Health psychology
Course syllabus
1. Psychology and health models for an integrated concept of well-being
2. Coping strategies in disease experience
3. Communication with patient and caregiver: theoretical models and practical experience
4. Social decision-making, leadership and team work
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
Antonella Delle Fave, Marta Bassi. Psicologia e salute. Esperienze e risorse dei protagonisti della cura (2013), 2 ed. Torino UTET Università.
Business administration and Management
Course syllabus
The Italian Healthcare System
The funding system of the HNS
Organization and management in Healthcare Companies
Planning and control in Healthcare Companies
Teaching methods
Teaching Resources
Materiale fornito dal docente durante le lezioni
Business administration and Management
Lessons: 10 hours
Health psychology
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Bassi Marta
Hygiene and public health
MED/42 - HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Occupational medicine
MED/44 - OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours
Professor: Carrer Paolo