20135 - General and Applied Hygiene

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: First cycle degree programme (L) in Biomedical Laboratory techniques (cod. 8484)

    Also valid for First cycle degree programme (L) in Neurophysiopathology techniques (cod. 8482)

Learning outcomes

Basic concepts and measurement instruments to prevent HAI

Knowledege and application of Preventive Good Practics in Health care Settings 

Sistemical Approach to Antiobiotic Resistance

Course contents

Course contents is related to Basic concepts of preventing transmission of infectious agents in health care settings

1) Chain of infections : definition of source of infectionsSusceptible hosts, modes of trasmission and related opportunities to break the chain.

Healthcare Associated Infections : definition and  epidemiological data

Standard and Transmission based Precautions in Health care settings, deepening Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette

2)Infectious agents of special infection control interest for health care settings : Cl Difficile and MDRO's. Surveillance tools for case findings of single patients or cluster of patients infected or colonized with epidemiologially important organisms

Open discussion about a Literature Case and Covid 19 Pandemia 

3) Environmental infection control measures

4) Cleaning and Disinfections strategies for Medical Equipment and devices


  • Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Healtc care settings , CDC 2203
  • Guidelines for Isolation Precautions: preventing transmision of Infectious agents in helth care settings , CDC 2007
  • J.D.Siegel Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare settings , CDC 2006
  • WHO, “WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care. First Global Patient Safety Challenge. Clean Care is Safety Care”, 2009
  • IFIC Manual on Basic Concepts of Infection Controls 2012 Italian Edition
  • Surveillance report 2016 - Survelliance report of antimicrobial resistance in Europe - www.ecdc.europa.eu
  • ECDC country visit to Italy to discuss amtomicrobila resistance issues 2017 - www.ecdc.europa.eu

Teaching methods

Classrooms lessons

literaure cases open discussions

Assessment methods

Mulitple choice written final test

Teaching tools

Slides and

dissemination of literature articles

Office hours

See the website of Patrizia Farruggia


Good health and well-being Quality education Clean water and sanitation

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.