Community medicine 2

A.Y. 2019/2020
6
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
MED/01 MED/42 MED/50
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
To be able to apply the statistical methodology to the preventive interventions
To be able to use the prevention strategies in socio and health settings
To be able to think and manage an intervention to promote health at individual, family and population level
Expected learning outcomes
Use and evaluate the strategies of health promotion at individual, family and population level
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Prerequisites for admission
There are no prerequisites
Assessment methods and Criteria
Multiple choice test with also open questions
All the exams take place on the same day
Igiene generale e applicata
Course syllabus
International, national and regional health service organization
Quality improvement: tools and programs
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons
Teaching Resources
Slieds used during lessons
Statistica medica
Course syllabus
Introduction to statistics: variability of biological and clinical data. Study planning and data collection.
Qualitative and quantitative variables. Frequencies and relative frequencies distribution. Graphical representations: bar-chart and pie-charts, histograms. Synthesis of the data: Measure of central tendency (modal value, median, mean) and variability (range, interquartile range, standard deviation, variance, variation coefficient).
Elements of probability. Empirical distribution and theoretical models: Bernoulli, Binomial and Gaussian distributions. Incidence and prevalence.
Diagnostic tests: screening, sensitivity and specificity; positive and negative likelihood ratio, positive and negative predictive value.
Statistical inference and sampling. Sample mean distribution, standard error of the mean and confidence interval for the sampling mean. The logic of the hypothesis test. Comparison test of a mean and a proportion with a known value. P-value.
Contingency table analysis: chi-square test.
Notes on the design of the study in medicine: observational and experimental studies
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons
Teaching Resources
Pagano M., Gauvreau K. Biostatistica. Idelson-Gnocchi Editore, Napoli 2003.
Slide fornite dal docente.
Scienze tecniche mediche e applicate
Course syllabus
Analysis of the phenomenon of international travels and travelers' profiles; health risks and how to evaluate them; the activity of the travel medicine clinic; epidemiology of the main infectious diseases by geographical area; focus on faecal-oral transmission diseases; focus on vector-borne diseases; behavioral measures and vaccination prophylaxis; tutorial and exercises on some travel scenarios.
Teaching methods
Frontal Lessons
Teaching Resources
- Health Risks Among Travellers. J Travel Med 2008; 15: 145-146
- GeoSentinel Surveillance of Illness in Returned Travelers, 2007- 2011. Ann Intern Med. 2013 March 19; 158(6): 456-468
- Travel-associated infection presenting in Europe (2008-12): an analysis of EuroTravNet longitudinal, surveillance data, and evaluation of the e ect of the pre-travel consultation. Lancet Infect Dis 2015
- Rabies vaccines: WHO position paper - April 2018 http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/272371/WER9316.pdf?ua=1
- Global Etiology of Travelers' Diarrhea: Systematic Review from 1973 to the Present. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 80(4), 2009, pp. 609-614
- Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of travelers' diarrhea: a graded expert panel report. Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 24, Issue suppl_1, 1 April 2017
- The 2018 Yellow Book. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/yellowbook-home
- https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/
- Statement on personal protective measures to prevent arthropodes bites - update. Canada Comm. Disease report 2005
- WHO. World Malaria Report 2017. www.who.int/malaria/publications/world-malaria-report-2017/en/
- Indicazioni della profilassi antimalarica nei viaggiatori in area enedemica. Revisione 2018. SIMET
- http://www.who.int/denguecontrol/en/
Igiene generale e applicata
MED/42 - HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Scienze tecniche mediche e applicate
MED/50 - APPLIED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Statistica medica
MED/01 - MEDICAL STATISTICS - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Ardoino Ilaria