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HYGIENE AND LABORATORY DIAGNOSTICS
IGIENE APPLICATA ALLA DIAGNOSTICA

A.Y. Credits
2019/2020 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Giorgio Brandi
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Sanitary Nutritional and Environmental Biology (LM-6)
Curriculum: DIAGNOSTICA MOLECOLARE
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide students with the basic knowledge of epidemiological methodologies, causal factors and risk factors of the disease, the conceptual and technical basics of the diagnosis of transmissible and chronic diseases, the use of biomarkers, the management of laboratory data . Teaching aims to provide students with elements of knowledge about the prevention of human diseases. Theoretical-practical seminars will be aimed at introducing some analytical aspects

Program

Hygiene as a science, its role and place in medicine. Basic concepts and definitions related to hygiene, preventive medicine and public health

Epidemiological methodology. Analytical epidemiology for risk assessment. Experimental epidemiology.   

Molecular tests used in epidemiological studies.  Phylogenetic analysis applied to epidemiology

Diagnostic/screening tests – assessing the validity and reliability. Measuring sensitivity, specificity, predictive values

Diagnostic Assessment. Virological diagnosis. Antigen-antibody reactions in diagnostic 

Aetiology, pathogenesis and diagnostic diagnosis of the following infectious diseases: Viral Hepatitis, AIDS, Tuberculosis, Invasive Bacterial Infections, Papillomavirus Infections. Notes on vector-borne diseases

Antimicrobial Drug Resistance. Clinical and Epidemiological Aspects

Chronic diseases: epidemiology, risk factors,causes, and importance

Biomarkers of susceptibility, exposure and effect

Screening

Risk assessment: Biological hazards in laboratoty

Prevention of infectious diseases: Vaccines and vaccinations. Vaccine Surveillance

Laboratory investigations: Molecular techniques for detecting and typing of bacteria.  

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

COMPREHENSION:

Procedures for the identification of etiologic agents for the analysis and quality control of environmental matrices and foods.

Broad spectrum methodological and instrumental procedures for microbiological and biological research.

AUTONOMY OF JUDGMENT

Evaluation and interpretation of laboratory experimental data.

Laboratory Safety Management.

COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS

Use of computer communication tools.

Consult bibliographic material. Transfer the specific content easily and correctly to the recipients of your business

LEARNING ABILITY

At the end of the course the student will have gained a good degree of autonomy in the study of the didactic materials belonging to the course, both those provided by the teacher and those sought after independently, demonstrating the ability to search for useful information to deepen the knowledge of the topics discussed.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

Teaching material and teacher messages are available,in the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it 


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons

Course books

The course books and other teaching materials will be indicated during the course

Assessment

Oral examination

Examination will take place through an oral interview consisting of at least three questions on topics covered by the program in order to verify the knowledge acquired by the student as well as the ability to correlate and expose in a scientific language the various themes

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

The course books and other teaching materials will be indicated during the course

Assessment

Oral examination

Examination will take place through an oral interview consisting of at least three questions on topics covered by the program in order to verify the knowledge acquired by the student as well as the ability to correlate and expose in a scientific language the various themes

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