Preventive and Public Health Medicine

A.Y. 2019/2020
3
Max ECTS
36
Overall hours
SSD
MED/42
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with the cultural tools to able:
· To recognise the individual and general population health needs
· To evaluate data and to use them to promote and maintain health at individual and population level
· To promote health for all population against infectious and chronic diseases
· To know how to manage hospital hygiene to prevent healthcare infection control in hospital and community
· To recognise health problems in community and workplaces to manage them correctly
· To know the most important laws which rule the health organization
· To be able to read the organizational and economic variables which distinguish the national and regional health services
· To know the management of the health services in the community
· To know the most important elements of health economics with particular attention on cost/benefits ratio of diagnostic therapeutic and preventive procedures and the ways to apply them on medical decisions
· To know the concept of global health in order to facilitate the learning of the great phenomena that affect health and access to prevention and treatment at a global level.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student must be able:
· To know the health needs of the population
· To promote the health of the population
· To know the healthcare related infections and the ways to reduce them in hospital setting and community
· To know the health organization at national and regional level and the organization of general practice
· To describe challenges and scenarios of the italian health care sector and the implications in health trusts management
· To know the concept of global health
Course syllabus and organization

Linea: Policlinico

Responsible
Course syllabus
1. General and applied hygiene. Health/disease determinants; causes and risk factors; epidemiology and epidemiological methodology; health promotion and disease prevention; principles of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention; prevention of communicable diseases (notification and surveillance, isolation, diagnostic assessment, disinfection and sterilization, vaccines and vaccinations, etc.); prevention of chronic degenerative diseases (screening); epidemiology and prevention of the main vaccine preventable diseases; food-borne diseases; emerging infections; health-care associated infections.
2.Health services organization: Health Service in Transition, Analysis of general principles and values in health care systems and their performance using different data set. The Italian National health service. The principal challenges a health service faces discussed with respect to hospital and primary care. Risk Management: definitions and case study. The quality of all the elements of the process of care. The methods to assess quality.
3.Global Health: Key concepts and definition of global health (GH); Evolution of GH from tropical medicine to public health and international health; Global burden of disease, epidemiological transition and progress in health indicators; Recent phenomena and future of global health; Social and economic determinants of health; Era of the sustainable development goals (SDGs); Tuberculosis as a model in global health burden and response; the World Health Organization and other major actors in GH; International Cooperation; the great challenges: migrations and climate change.
4.Health education and education for Health: community interventions and patient health education; hot to promote protective behaviors and to reduce at risk behaviors through educational interventions; the contribute of neurosciences to Health educationd and promotion; educational interventions with pre-teens adn teens; theoretical models to develop and implement education programs in the public health arena.
5.Health management and applied economics: in-depth analysis of economic implications of medical decisions and behaviors; setting priorities in health care; understanding why healthcare sector is the most complex and its specificities that have governance and managerial implications; professionalism and its consequences; organizational behavior and personnel management in health care organizations; new and emerging scenarios, trends and developments in health management and business-healthcare sector relations and partnerships.
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of biological disciplines, in particular immunology, immunopathology, microbiology and statistics needed.
Teaching methods
Lectures using different tools such as slides, short videos, and seminars are provided.
Teaching Resources
Auxilia F, Pontello M. Igiene e Sanità Pubblica: I Fondamenti della Prevenzione. Ed. Piccin, 2011
Ricciardi W. Igiene Medicina Preventiva Sanità Pubblica. Idelson-Gnocchi ed., 2012
Lega F. Economia e Management Sanitario: Settore, Sistema, Aziende, Protagonisti - EGEA, 2018
Skolnik R. Global Health 101, 3rd Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016
Assessment methods and Criteria
A written examination on all the subjects of the course. Both MCQ and open question with a short answer are submitted in 60 minuts time. A framework, based on the number of correct answers is used to assess the vote. No intermediate proofs are provided.
MED/42 - HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 36 hours

Linea: San Donato

Responsible
Course syllabus
1. General and applied hygiene. Health/disease determinants; causes and risk factors; epidemiology and epidemiological methodology; health promotion and disease prevention; principles of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention; prevention of communicable diseases (notification and surveillance, isolation, diagnostic assessment, disinfection and sterilization, vaccines and vaccinations, etc.); prevention of chronic degenerative diseases (screening); epidemiology and prevention of the main vaccine preventable diseases; food-borne diseases; emerging infections; health-care associated infections.
2.Health services organization: Health Service in Transition, Analysis of general principles and values in health care systems and their performance using different data set. The Italian National health service. The principal challenges a health service faces discussed with respect to hospital and primary care. Risk Management: definitions and case study. The quality of all the elements of the process of care. The methods to assess quality.
3.Global Health: Key concepts and definition of global health (GH); Evolution of GH from tropical medicine to public health and international health; Global burden of disease, epidemiological transition and progress in health indicators; Recent phenomena and future of global health; Social and economic determinants of health; Era of the sustainable development goals (SDGs); Tuberculosis as a model in global health burden and response; the World Health Organization and other major actors in GH; International Cooperation; the great challenges: migrations and climate change.
4.Health education and education for Health: community interventions and patient health education; hot to promote protective behaviors and to reduce at risk behaviors through educational interventions; the contribute of neurosciences to Health educationd and promotion; educational interventions with pre-teens adn teens; theoretical models to develop and implement education programs in the public health arena.
5.Health management and applied economics: in-depth analysis of economic implications of medical decisions and behaviors; setting priorities in health care; understanding why healthcare sector is the most complex and its specificities that have governance and managerial implications; professionalism and its consequences; organizational behavior and personnel management in health care organizations; new and emerging scenarios, trends and developments in health management and business-healthcare sector relations and partnerships.
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of biological disciplines, in particular immunology, immunopathology, microbiology and statistics needed.
Teaching methods
Lectures using different tools such as slides, short videos, and seminars are provided.
Teaching Resources
Auxilia F, Pontello M. Igiene e Sanità Pubblica: I Fondamenti della Prevenzione. Ed. Piccin, 2011
Ricciardi W. Igiene Medicina Preventiva Sanità Pubblica. Idelson-Gnocchi ed., 2012
Lega F. Economia e Management Sanitario: Settore, Sistema, Aziende, Protagonisti - EGEA, 2018
Skolnik R. Global Health 101, 3rd Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016
Assessment methods and Criteria
A written examination on all the subjects of the course. Both MCQ and open question with a short answer are submitted in 60 minuts time. A framework, based on the number of correct answers is used to assess the vote. No intermediate proofs are provided.
MED/42 - HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 36 hours

Linea: San Giuseppe

Responsible
Course syllabus
1. General and applied hygiene. Health/disease determinants; causes and risk factors; epidemiology and epidemiological methodology; health promotion and disease prevention; principles of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention; prevention of communicable diseases (notification and surveillance, isolation, diagnostic assessment, disinfection and sterilization, vaccines and vaccinations, etc.); prevention of chronic degenerative diseases (screening); epidemiology and prevention of the main vaccine preventable diseases; food-borne diseases; emerging infections; health-care associated infections.
2.Health services organization: Health Service in Transition, Analysis of general principles and values in health care systems and their performance using different data set. The Italian National health service. The principal challenges a health service faces discussed with respect to hospital and primary care. Risk Management: definitions and case study. The quality of all the elements of the process of care. The methods to assess quality.
3.Global Health: Key concepts and definition of global health (GH); Evolution of GH from tropical medicine to public health and international health; Global burden of disease, epidemiological transition and progress in health indicators; Recent phenomena and future of global health; Social and economic determinants of health; Era of the sustainable development goals (SDGs); Tuberculosis as a model in global health burden and response; the World Health Organization and other major actors in GH; International Cooperation; the great challenges: migrations and climate change.
4.Health education and education for Health: community interventions and patient health education; hot to promote protective behaviors and to reduce at risk behaviors through educational interventions; the contribute of neurosciences to Health educationd and promotion; educational interventions with pre-teens adn teens; theoretical models to develop and implement education programs in the public health arena.
5.Health management and applied economics: in-depth analysis of economic implications of medical decisions and behaviors; setting priorities in health care; understanding why healthcare sector is the most complex and its specificities that have governance and managerial implications; professionalism and its consequences; organizational behavior and personnel management in health care organizations; new and emerging scenarios, trends and developments in health management and business-healthcare sector relations and partnerships.
Prerequisites for admission
Knowledge of biological disciplines, in particular immunology, immunopathology, microbiology and statistics needed.
Teaching methods
Lectures using different tools such as slides, short videos, and seminars are provided.
Teaching Resources
Auxilia F, Pontello M. Igiene e Sanità Pubblica: I Fondamenti della Prevenzione. Ed. Piccin, 2011
Ricciardi W. Igiene Medicina Preventiva Sanità Pubblica. Idelson-Gnocchi ed., 2012
Lega F. Economia e Management Sanitario: Settore, Sistema, Aziende, Protagonisti - EGEA, 2018
Skolnik R. Global Health 101, 3rd Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2016
Assessment methods and Criteria
A written examination on all the subjects of the course. Both MCQ and open question with a short answer are submitted in 60 minuts time. A framework, based on the number of correct answers is used to assess the vote. No intermediate proofs are provided.
MED/42 - HYGIENE AND PUBLIC HEALTH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 36 hours