Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases and Chronic Degenerative

Course: Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases and Chronic Degenerative
Year:

1

Semester:

2º Semestre

Curricular Unit:

Pedagogia e Met. de Intervenção nas Act. Motoras , Parte Currcicular

ECTS:

5.0

Regent:

José Manuel Fragoso Alves Diniz

Objectives:- Know the major communicable and chronic degenerative diseases and the measures of prevention and control.
- Design plans and monitoring programs and promoting measures to control major communicable diseases and chronic degenerative
Contents:- Preventive Medicine: definition, implementation, evolution and historical perspectives in a global world.
- Introduction to Chronic Degenerative Diseases (CDD)
- Genetics, Genomics and Public Health
- Chronic Illness in Children
- Epidemiology of chronic disease in adults
- Cardiovascular disease and cancer
- Control measures for DCD
- Prevention and control of communicable diseases by air (Tuberculosis, Avian flu)
- Prevention and control of water-borne diseases and food (typhoid fever, brucellosis, cholera, etc..)
- Prevention and control of communicable diseases through direct contact (AIDS, mycological) and vector-borne (malaria, leishmaniasis, sleeping sickness).
- Communicable diseases and development.
- Epidemiological surveillance of communicable diseases: historical evolution, current models and their importance.
- Immunization of adults, international travel and communicable diseases.
Evaluation:Submission of a brief literature review on work or one of the topics presented.
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