73961 - General and Applied Hygiene

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  • Teacher Rossella Sacchetti

  • Credits 2

  • SSD MED/42

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Dietistic (cod. 8470)

  • Course Timetable from Mar 17, 2022 to Jun 09, 2022


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

Good health and well-being Clean water and sanitation

Academic Year 2021/2022

Course contents

INTRODUCTION TO THE HYGIENE: Health, population health and its determinants, aims and methods of prevention.  

GENERAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES:  Reservoirs and sources of infection.  Direct and indirect transmission of infectious diseases. Notification of infectious diseases, quarantine measures. Disinfection and sterilisation methods. Vaccine prophylaxis and seroprophylaxis. 

FOOD HYGIENE: food safety, foodborne deseases, methods of conservation and food control. HACCP autocontrol system.

WATER HYGIENE: quality water criteria


Teaching methods

Frontal lectures, video

Assessment methods

Oral exam

Office hours

See the website of Rossella Sacchetti