73961 - General and Applied Hygiene

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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 2022/2023

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, questioning

Lectures are given in Italian Language.

Assessment methods

Oral exam

Teaching tools

Further teaching materials will be uploaded on Virtuale UNIBO platform

Office hours

See the website of Rossella Sacchetti