76061 - Hygiene

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  • Teacher Rossella Sacchetti

  • Credits 1

  • SSD MED/42

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Podiatry (cod. 8479)

  • Course Timetable from Mar 23, 2022 to Mar 31, 2022


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

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

Students will learn the theoretical principles of  epidemiology and hygiene and will be able to assess health problems in a community and how health and social care services meet the major needs of the population.

Course contents

Basic general prevention

Health determinants. Objectives and methods of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Health education.

Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases

Host-parasite relationships. Infection sources, routes of entry and elimination of infective agents, direct and indirect transmission, factors favouring infections.

General prophylaxis. Active and passive immunoprophylaxis; constitution and requisites of vaccine, precautions and contraindications, schedule for vaccines in newborns, vaccines for health operators.  


  • N. Comodo, G. Maciocco - Igiene e Sanità Pubblica. Manuale per le professioni sanitarie. - Carocci Faber Editore.
  • C. Meloni - IGIENE per le lauree delle professioni sanitarie - Casa Editrice Ambrosiana.

Teaching methods

frontal lectures, questioning

Assessment methods

Foreign student learning will be assessed through an oral examination

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

Office hours

See the website of Rossella Sacchetti