Public health and environmental medicine

A.A. 2018/2019
Insegnamento per
12
Crediti massimi
96
Ore totali
SSD
MED/42 MED/44 SECS-P/06
Lingua
Inglese

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
Moduli o unità didattiche
Applied economics
SECS-P/06 - ECONOMIA APPLICATA - CFU: 1
Lezioni: 8 ore
Docente: Lega Federico

General and applied hygiene
MED/42 - IGIENE GENERALE E APPLICATA - CFU: 6
Lezioni: 48 ore

Occupational medicine
MED/44 - MEDICINA DEL LAVORO - CFU: 5
Lezioni: 40 ore

Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Modalità di erogazione del corso di insegnamento:
The course is made of a total of 96 hours of frontal teaching (48 Hygiene; 40 Occupational Health and 8 applied economic), for a total of 12 CFU. Fifteen hours of clerkship (1 CFU) in Occupational Health are scheduled, in which the students will learn the use of specific diagnostic/screening tools (respiratory function evaluation; hearing loss evaluation) and will discuss selected examples of cases of occupational diseases.

Modalità di svolgimento dell'esame di profitto:
Students' evaluation will be assessed through one written multiple-choice examination at the end of the course.
Occupational medicine
Programma
Program of the form:
OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
· Lecture 1 - Introduction into Occupational Health
· Lecture 2 - Introduction to occupational and environmental toxicology
· Lecture 3 - Introduction to Risk Assessment
· Lecture 4 - Toxicodynamic
· Lecture 5 - Industrial hygiene
· Lecture 6 - Derivation of health-based limits
· Lecture 7 - Toxicokinetics
· Lecture 8 - Chemical risk factors: metals
· Lecture 9 - Chemical risk factors: solvents
· Lecture 10 - Chemical risk factors: pesticides
· Lecture 11 - Disease caused by mineral dusts
· Lecture 12 - Occupational carcinogenesis (I)
· Lecture 13 - Occupational carcinogenesis (II) and Wrap up of the module "toxicology"
· Lecture 14 - Physical Risk Factors
· Lecture 15 - Allergic and immuno-mediated diseases
· Lecture 16 - The lists of occupational diseases and occupational health in the new ICD 11
· Lecture 17 - Clinical cases in occupational medicine
· Lecture 18 - Health effects of Air Pollution
· Lecture 19 - environmental Epigenetics
· Lecture 20 - Results from the Lancet Commission of Air Pollution and Health
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Bibliography:
PUBLIC HEALTH
· Oxford Textbook of Public Health, Oxford University Press
General and applied hygiene
Programma
Program of the form:
GENERAL AND APPLIED HYGIENE
· Lecture 1 - Epidemiology and public health: role of epidemiology in public health
· Lecture 2 - Health education and health promotion targeting patients and communities
· Lecture 3 - Introduction to the methodology of prevention
· Lecture 4 - Vaccines and vaccinations as safe and effective public health tools to reduce, eliminate and eradicate infectious diseases on a global scale
· Lecture 5 - Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in the era of globalization. A public health problem of major concern
· Lecture 6 - Key concepts and definition of global health
· Lecture 7 - Global burden of diseases
· Lecture 8 - Global health 2035
· Lecture 9 - Global health policy making: tuberculosis and polio
· Lecture 10 - Public health surveillance and surveillance of infectious diseases
· Lecture 11 - Organization and management of Health Services
· Lecture 12 - Risk Management
· Lecture 13 - Patient safety 1
· Lecture 14 - Patient safety 2
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Bibliography:
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
· Hunter's Diseases of Occupations. Editors Baxter PJ, Aw T-C, Cockcroft A, Durrington P, Harrington JM. Tenth Edition, London: Hodder Arnold, 2010 (advanced textbook)
· Pocket Textbook: TC Aw, K. Gardenerm, JM Harrington. Pocket Consultant. Occupational Health. Black Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-2221-4; ISBN-10: 1-4051-2218.
· European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, F4 unit. Information notices on occupational diseases: a guide to diagnosis. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2009 ISBN 978-92-79-11483-0; doi 10.2767/38249 (provided without costs by the course coordinator)
Applied economics
Programma
Program of the form:
· Lecture 1 - Health Economics
· Lecture 2 - Economics of local health/hospital enterprises
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Bibliography:
APPLIED ECONOMICS
· Lega F., Prenestini A., Spurgeon P., Is management essential to improving the performance and sustainability of healthcare systems and organizations? Value in Health, 2013.
· Lega F., DePietro C, Converging patterns in hospital organization: beyond the professional bureaucracy, Health Policy, n. 74 2005.
· Lega F., Calciolari S., Coevolution of hospitals and patients: how changing epidemiology and technology advances drive organisational innovations and lay new challenges, Journal of healthcare management, February 2012.
Periodo
Secondo semestre
Modalità di valutazione
Esame
Giudizio di valutazione
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