00498 - Hygiene

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Primary teacher education (cod. 8540)

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

The purpose of the course is to provide participants with good knowledge about the most important health problems in the school-age children and about the fundaments of prevention.

More specifically the course intends to enable educators to apply the concepts acquired to their professional practice, in order to safeguard child health in children's communities and to promote health education activities.

Course contents

Course contents

Introduction to Hygiene– Definition of the concept of health, prevention, health education.

General epidemiology of infectious diseases: microorganisms, host-parasite relationships, organism's biological defences; sources of infection, transmission modalities, favouring conditions, dynamics of infectious diseases within population.

Infectious disease prevention: vaccine prophylaxis, compulsory and recommended vaccinations in the evolutive age; seroprophylaxis, chemoprophylaxis, notification, isolation, disinfection, sterilization, disinfestation.

Infectious disease prevention in schools.

Epidemiology and prevention of the most important infectious diseases (choose two diseases)

Epidemiology and prevention of parasitic diseases: pediculosis.

Food and nutrition hygiene: main nutrients, a balanced diet, indications for correct nutrition in school-age children, food safety, foodborne salmonella infection.

Nutrition education in schools: objectives, guidelines.

Lifestyles and health: physical activity, smoking habit, drinking habit.

Noninfectious diseases of particular relevance to school-age children: childhood obesity.


Testo di riferimento:

•Barbuti S, Fara GM, Giammanco G, Carducci A, Coniglio MA, D'Alessandro D, Montagna MT, Tanzi ML, Zotti CM.

IgieneTerza edizione, Monduzzi Editore

Bibliografia on line:

•Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca “Linee guida per l'educazione alimentare nella scuola italiana”: http://www.istruzione.it/allegati/2015/MIUR_Linee_Guida_per_l'Educazione_Alimentare_2015.pdf

•Azienda Usl di Bologna "La pediculosi del capo”: www.comune.bologna.it/media/files/pediculosi_a_scuola.pdf

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures, analysis of research data, questioning

Assessment methods


Student learning will be assessed through an oral examination

The final vote will be expressed in thirtieths (30/30).

There is no examination jump.

To support the exam registration is required through Bulletin Board, in compliance with mandatory deadlines. Those who failed to register for technical issues by the due date, shall communicate promptly (and in any case before the formal closure of the registration lists) the problem to the academic office. The teacher's right to admit or not the student to the examination.

Office hours

See the website of Rossella Sacchetti


Good health and well-being Clean water and sanitation Responsible consumption and production

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