Definition of health, wellness, illness and disease illness
Demography and epidemiology: basic concepts
Methodology of primary and secondary prevention
Epidemiology and prevention of infectious diseases at considerable professional importance.
Cancers of the mouth and the most frequent in the women and in the men.
Food lifestyle, obesity and chronic degenerative diseases
Sildes fo the lessons will be provided.
• Comodo, Maciocco. Igiene e Sanita' Pubblica – Manuale per le professioni sanitarie. Carocci Faber, Roma.
• Lanciotti E. Igiene per le professioni sanitarie. Mc Graw Hill, Milano.
• Barbuti, Bellelli, Fara, Giammanco. Igiene e Medicina Preventiva. Vol.1: Igiene, Metodologia Epidemiologica ed Epidemiologia Clinica. Monduzzi Editore, Bologna.
• Manzoli, Villari, Boccia. Epidemiologia e Management in Sanità.
• Elementi di metodologia. Edi-Ermes, Milano
• Lopalco, Tozzi. Epidemiologia facile. Il pensiero scientifico editore, Roma.
• Signorelli. Elementi di metodologia epidemiologica. Società Editrice Universo, Roma
• Ricciardi. Igiene, Medicina preventiva, Sanità Pubblica. IDELSON-GNOCCHI, Napoli
• Jekel, Elmore, Katz. Epidemiologia, Biostatistica e Medicina preventiva. EDISES, Napoli
During the course the student will acquire all updated knowledge to professionally develop interventions of prevention. Epidemiology and prevention of infectious and chronic diseases of odontoiatric interest.
Frontal lessons and classrooms exercises
Type of Assessment
The concept of health and disease. Health promotion: definition and aims. Epidemiologic methodology: definition, aims. Raw, specific and standardized rates. Prevalence and incidence: two way to express morbidity rates. Mortality and case-fatality rates. Descriptive, analytical epidemiology. Clinical trials. Notions of Demography. Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Epidemiology of infectious diseases:
Sources of infection, reservoirs, routes of entry and elimination, concept of carrier. Transmission of infectious diseases: direct, indirect, orizzontal vertical transmission and mediated by vehicles and vectors. Endemic and epidemic concepts. Communicable agents in the dental office and routes of transmission. Primary prevention: definition, implementation methods, limits. Secondary prevention: definition, limits, methods of implementation.
Passive immunoprophylaxis, vaccine prophylaxis strategies, mandatory and recommended vaccinations; the vaccination calendar for children, the elderly and professional categories. Epidemiology and prevention of bacterial and viral meningitis, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, influenza, AIDS. Epidemiology and prevention of caries and paradontopathies. Epidemiology and prevention of lip, oral cavity and most frequent sites in male and female sex. Food lifestyle, obesity and chronic degenerative diseases.