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TRAVEL MEDICINE

CODE 98205
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 6 credits during the 2nd year of 10715 DEVELOPMENT OF THE TERRITORIES AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISMS (LM-80) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MED/42
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION SAVONA (DEVELOPMENT OF THE TERRITORIES AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISMS)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main objective is to provide basic concepts and information on travel medicine for all those who work in the field of tourism and territorial promotion. It is fundamental to understand that the potential danger of contracting infectious diseases is associated both with personal behaviors and with the geographical area visited. It is also important to provide knowledge on non-infectious diseases that may occur during travel and on their associated risk factors. The aim of the course is to develop the knowledge and skills needed in order to avoid the most common risks and diseases that may be encountered during national and international travel. Acquisition of the basic knowledge of the diseases that afflict travelers. Raising awareness of the importance of knowing and implementing the various strategies for the prevention of both infectious and non-infectious diseases. Acquisition of the basic norms of safety for travelers.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Aims

The main objective is to provide basic concepts and information on travel medicine for all those who work in the field of tourism and territorial promotion.

The aim of the course is to develop the knowledge and skills needed in order to avoid the most common risks and diseases that may be encountered during national and international travel, according to the travel destination and the individual characteristics of the traveler.

Objectives in detail

Raising awareness of the evolution of international and national travel and associated factors (health emergencies and sociopolitical emergencies).

Infectious diseases and travel: understanding that the potential risk of contracting infectious diseases is associated both with personal behaviors and with the geographical area visited.

Non-communicable diseases and travel: providing knowledge of non-infectious diseases that may occur during travel and of their associated risk factors.

Acquisition of the basic knowledge of the main diseases that afflict travelers.

Raising awareness of the importance of knowing and implementing the various strategies for the prevention of both infectious and non-infectious diseases.

Acquisition of the basic norms of safety for travelers.

TEACHING METHODS

Face-to-face lessons, followed by group activities to develop the subjects dealt with during the class lessons.

If it is not possible to carry out the frontal lessons, for health reasons, the lessons will take place in streaming mode.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Hygiene and travel medicine. The concept of health and associated factors. Elements of epidemiology. Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Evolution of international and national travel.  Epidemiology and prevention of the principal infectious diseases, with particular reference to the various risk areas. Knowledge of non-infectious diseases that may occur during travel and of their associated risk factors. Basic norms of safety for travelers. Travel Medicine Centers.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

A page dedicated to the teaching program will be activated on aulaweb. The study material presented during the lessons will be regularly uploaded to this page.

Bibliography

Atlante della salute in viaggio. Come viaggiare sicuri verso ogni destinazione. Alberto Tomasi. Editore: Edra SpA.

Introduzione all’arte di viaggiare in salute. 101 perché ai quali saper rispondere (prima di partire). Alberto Tomasi. Editore Cultura e Salute Editore Perugia, 2021.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GUIDO FRANCO AMORETTI (President)

DONATELLA PANATTO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Second semester. Lessons start: February 22, 2022.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination inn order to evaluate the students' level of knowledge, the quality of their explanations and their ability to use appropriate vocabulary.

The oral examination will take place face-to-face or in streaming mode in accordance with the indications of the University recommendation.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral examination will assess the level of knowledge, the quality of the exposure and the ability to use a appropriate vocabulary.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
11/01/2022 15:00 SAVONA Orale
27/01/2022 15:00 SAVONA Orale
16/02/2022 15:00 SAVONA Orale
25/05/2022 15:00 SAVONA Orale
16/06/2022 15:00 SAVONA Orale
06/07/2022 15:00 SAVONA Orale
27/07/2022 15:00 SAVONA Orale
13/09/2022 15:00 SAVONA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

A page dedicated to the teaching program will be activated on aulaweb.

The teacher will publish all information regarding the teaching programme on this page.