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First Semester 
Teaching style
Lingua Insegnamento

Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[30/46]  PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION [46/00 - Ord. 2011]  PERCORSO COMUNE 4 30


At the end of the course students must have acquired:

The student must show the knowledge and understanding of the most important notions of epidemiology, demography and statistics in the healthcare sector, as well as the main tools for preventing and protecting health in relation to the safety and health of the school-age population.

The student should be able to understand and apply the main prevention strategies for infectious and non-infectious diseases of the school environment.

The student must be able to combine, understand and explain in the best way the data obtained in order to design and develop health prevention projects in relation to the school environment.

The student must demonstrate the best communication skills in a formal and appropriate language so as to be able to expose knowledge on the major risk factors associated with the major infectious and chronic diseases, as well as the promotion processes Prevention of health in a school environment.

The student must be able to undertake further readings to study in deep their knowledge.


No prerequisite is required


1. Hygiene, health and determinants of health.
2. Public Health in Italy. Role of the European Union and Healthcare Organizations
3. Epidemiology
4. Prevention
5. Definition of risk and infectious risk. infectious diseases, modes of transmission and prevention.
6. Infectious diseases of major social relevance and their spread (epidemics, pandemics and clusters), Infectious diseases in school and sports communities.
7. Immunity and vaccination: Active and passive immunoprophylaxis
8. Chronic illnesses, genetic, environmental and behavioral risk factors.
9. Promoting health at an evolving age, Food Hygiene,. food education, Lifestyle and sport.
10. Environmental Hygiene

Teaching Methods

Active lecture is the classical tool for the acquisition of theoretical notions but, depending on the contents, it can take a more interactive form to facilitate participants' involvement in discussion and deeper engagement.

Verification of learning

The methods of oral examination are such as to enable the student to acquire the learning objectives (knowledge, understanding and ability to apply knowledge and understanding) to be verified.
Rules: The exam provides at least four questions. The exam is expressed in thirtieths. In order to pass the exam that is with a minimum score of 18/30 the student must show a sufficient knowledge of all the addressed topics, with a proper use of the language. In order to achieve the maximum score of 30/30 cum laude, the student must show an excellent knowledge of all the dealt topics, characterized by a critical and coherent elaboration of the proposed topics.


Comodo N., Maciocco G. – IGIENE E SANITA’ PUBBLICA – Carocci Faber Editore
Marinelli, Montemarano, Liguori, D'Amora - IGIENE, MEDICINA PREVENTIVA E SANITA' PUBBLICA - Piccin

More Information

The lecturer meets students by appointment fixed by e-mail at:
The teaching material used during the lessons is entirely available to students, please contact the lecturer to find it.

The program is referred to the academic year 2017/18

Students with special needs may benefit from a Disabled Office ( that certifies their difficulties in order to arrange individualized programs and exams.

Questionnaire and social

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