57138 - General and Applied Hygiene (LZ-A)

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the essential notions on epidemiology for public health, the determinants of health, the prevention of infectious and chronic-degenerative diseases, environmental and food hygiene, hospital hygiene.

Course contents

Introduction to the course: hygiene and the population approach.

General epidemiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases.

Prevention methodology: definition and objectives.

Social epidemiology.

Hospital hygiene and healthcare-related infections.



Food and nutrition hygiene.

Environmental hygiene.

Epidemiology applied to the resolution of public health problems.


Fantini Dallolio Fabbri Bravi – Igiene e Sanità Pubblica II Ed. Marzo 2012 Vol. Pag. 272 ISBN: 9788874884964, DOI: 10.15651/978-88-748-8496-4, Editrice Esculapio

Rothman Kenneth J. Epidemiologia, 2007, X-214 p., ill., Tradotto da Torre G.; Boccia S.; Mannocci A. Idelson Gnocchi Editore

Guest Charles, Walter Ricciardi, Ichiro Kawachi, Iain Lang. Manuale Oxford di Sanità Pubblica, 3° Edizione. Edizione Italiana a cura di Walter Ricciardi e Leonardo Palombi. Piccin Editore, 2015 ISBN: 978-88-299-2719-7

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises with case studies, in-depth seminars.

Assessment methods

Final written exam consisting of 31 multiple choice questions (4 options). The exam will last 35 minutes. Partials are valid for one year (365 days from the date of support) which is mandatory, except for serious and exceptional unforeseeable impediments.

Teaching tools

Power Point presentations, articles and materials in PDF that will be suitably uploaded to Virtual https://virtuale.unibo.it/

Office hours

See the website of Laura Dallolio


Good health and well-being

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