Teachings

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Professor
MAURA GALLETTA (Tit.)
FABRIZIO ANGIUS
GRAZIELLA BONARIA SALIS
Period
Second Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[40/42]  NURSING [42/00 - Ord. 2020]  PERCORSO COMUNE 9 72

Objectives

The course aims to provide basic knowledge of hygiene, epidemiology of infectious diseases and of non-infectious diseases, organizational models of health systems, the structure and physiology of microorganisms and other infectious agents, mechanisms of development of infectious diseases and their control, as well as specific knowledge of nursing, education, lifestyle, security, protection and fulfillment of basic needs of the patient.

General clinical microbiology
Knowledge of the structure and biology of bacterial cell, viruses and fungi. Knowledge of microbial metabolism. Knowledge of microbial genetics, DNA transfer and genetics recombination in bacteria, mechanisms of action of antimicrobial drugs and mechanism of insurgence of resistance to antimicrobial drugs. Knowledge of host-parasite relationships and infection. Normal microbial flora of the human body. Pathogenic bacteria.

General Hygiene and Epidemiology and priority health problems, and Health Statistics
Knowledge of the main arguments of hygiene; knowledge of the major communicable and non-infectious diseases, and of the main epidemiological measures; understanding of the complex health/environment relationship; implement interventions aimed at individual and public health care.

Preventive and Community Nursing
knowledge of the epidemiological aspects, the methodologies and the models of intervention for health promotion, health education to the individual and society, and for the acquisition of specific skills related to disease prevention, lifestyle education, safety and security.

Prerequisites

Structure and characteristics of animal and vegetal cells. Organic molecules of biological significance. Cellular metabolism.
Basic knowledge of biology, chemistry and biochemistry and mandatory preliminarities as indicated by guidelines.

Contents

GENERAL CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
The microbial world. Protists. Prokaryotes. Principles of classification. Description of the principals groups of bacteria. Optical methods. Staining methods (frontal lessons: 2 hours).
Eukariotic and prokariotic cell structure. Morphological changes during growth. Endospores. Cultivation of microorganisms. Factors affecting the microbial growth. The growth curve (frontal lessons: 4 hours).
Microbial genetics. The prokaryotic chromosome. Mutation. Intercellular DNA transfer, and genetic recombination in bacteria. Transformation. Plasmid-mediated conjugation. Transduction. Transponsable elements. Molecular cloning of DNA. (2 hours).
General properties of viruses. Definitions. Classification of viruses. Principles of virus structure. Replication. Pathogenesis of virus diseases. Prevention and treatment of viral infections. Host-parasite relationships. Infection. Disease. virulence factors. Bacterial toxins. Endotoxin. Microorganisms of clinical significance (5 hours).
Antimicrobial chemotherapy. Disinfectants. Sterilization. (3 hours).

GENERAL HYGIENE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PRIORITY HEALTH PROBLEMS AND HEALTH STATISTICS
General concepts of hygiene, definition and indicators of health and disease
• Definition and articulation of prevention
• General aspects of epidemiology
• Main epidemiological measures
• Elements of Demography and data sources
• Risk Factors. Measures of association and impact
• Epidemiological studies and their classification
• Natural history of disease and general model of infectious diseases
• Epidemiology of infectious diseases
• Prevention of infectious diseases
• Disinfection and sterilization procedures
• Vaccines and vaccination
• Models of infectious diseases
• Hospital infections and biological risk in health care workers
• General model of non-infectious diseases
• Primary and secondary prevention of non-infectious diseases
• Models of non-infectious diseases
• Health and environment, the main risks in hospitals
• Evolution of the health care law and the legal framework of health care in Italy
• National and regional health plan, health care assured levels
• The hospital and its evolution
• Concepts of health economics

PREVENTIVE AND COMMUNITY NURSING
• Health promotion and prevention
• Health 2001
• Education of the patient: principles and methodological assumptions
• Areas of responsibility of the nurse
• Model of health promotion
• Theory of individual and family self-management
• From nursing diagnosis to educational intervention
• Therapeutic education and health education
• Relationship between family and health / disease
• Home care nursing: features
• The caregiver
• Models of family nursing
• The family nurse
• Assistance to family: Tools

Teaching Methods

Theoretical lessons, teaching and use of interactive tools and media.

Verification of learning

Prerequisites: Course attendance as established by the Degree Course guidelines
Evaluation modalities and mark attribution:
Will be assessed
- knowledge acquisition,
- knowledge of disciplinary language
- ability to relate concepts and knowledge,
- verbal ability in explanation.

Exam:

Preventive and Community Nursing
The exam will be a written test with multiple choice questions and open answer for all exam sessions established by the teaching calendar of the Faculty.

General clinical microbiology
Oral examination. Evaluation criteria based on fluency, vocabulary, structure, comprehensibility.

Students will be evaluated by all the lecturers collectively, based on the single modules of the Course.
The exam votes will be express out of 30 for each lesson plan.
The final vote will be calculated with arithmetic mean of the results obtained by the student in the single exams of the course.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR EXAMS
The registration to participate the exams will be via electronic procedure (ESSE3).


Texts

Roberto Cevenini. Microbiologia Clinica per i Corsi di Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia e in Professioni Sanitarie. Piccin.
Nicola Carlone e Raffaello Pompei. Microbiologia Farmaceutica III Edizione. Edises.

INFERMIERISTICA PREVENTIVA E DI COMUNITÀ
- Scalorbi S. Infermieristica preventiva e di comunità, McGraw-Hill, Milano, 2012 (Capitoli indicati a lezione).
- Saiani L, Brugnolli A. “Trattato di cure infermieristiche” (2a Ed.), primo volume. Casa Editrice Idelson-Gnocchi – Sorbona, 2013 (Chapters indicated during lessons).

More Information

The teachers of the course will receive students and grauands by appointment via e-mail.

Preventive and Community Nursing
Prof. MAURA GALLETTA (Manager of the Course)
Email: maura.galletta@gmail.com

General Clinical Microbiology
Dr. FABRIZIO ANGIUS
Email: fangius@unica.it

General hygiene and epidemiology and priority health problems and health statistics
Dr. GRAZIELLA BONARIA SALIS
Email: grazsalis@tiscali.it

Questionnaire and social

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