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CODE 65470
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-DEA/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • GE SAN MARTINO
  • PIETRA LIGURE
  • CHIAVARI
  • LA SPEZIA
SEMESTER Annual
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW


The health anthropology seeks to know the link between the concepts of health, environment and pay homage to the medico-biological requirements with numerous cultural stimuli that act before and during illness. The acquisition of an "anthropological approach" allows you to put into due consideration the biological determinants of the disease.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has as main objectives:
- To make the student capable of dealing with the issues related to health, the environment (biotic and abiotic), the disease through an "anthropological perspective";
- Become aware of the close relationship between the human being and the natural and social environment.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • To enable the student to address issues concerning health, the environment (biotic and abiotic), and disease through an "anthropological perspective."
  • To become aware of the close relationship between humans and their natural and cultural environment.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • To have acquired adequate knowledge and an effective understanding of the concepts expressed during the lectures.
  • To apply the knowledge acquired and to understand and solve problems related to the anthropology of health in all its extensions.
  • To use both conceptually and operationally the acquired knowledge with autonomous evaluation ability and skills in different application contexts.
  • To develop adequate learning skills to enable them to continue to explore the main themes of the discipline independently, especially in the work contexts in which they will be working.

TEACHING METHODS

The course is provided online with online assistance for the entire course duration and offers activities for in-depth study in the presence of experienced teachers. It is divided into modules consisting of video lessons, videos and slides. At the end of each teaching unit, there is a self-assessment test, which aims to strengthen the key concepts by reflecting on the content covered and facilitating the preparation for the final exam in attendance. Seminars and in-depth exercises are planned.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Definition and fields of study in anthropology.
  • The concept of normality.
  • The perennial osmosis between nature and culture: the example of secular trends.
  • Human differentiation in time and space.
  • Disease, illness, sickness.
  • The concepts of health and illness in 'other' populations.
  • Populations, cultures, diseases: different medical knowledge.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Guerci A., Dall’antropologia all’antropopoiesi. Breve saggio sulle rappresentazioni e costruzioni della variabilità umana. Ed. C. Lucisano, Milano, 2007

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

SUSANNA ACCOGLI (President)

LAURA FARAGUTI (President)

DANIELA GARAVENTA (President)

LETIZIA DE MARCHI

ANTONIO GUERCI

GRETA NUNZIATI

FLORIANA ROMANO

LAURA ROSSI

ANNA SIRI

ALESSANDRO ROBUTTI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

I semester

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written examination (multiple-choice tests and open-ended questions).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The successful learning of the discipline is certified by the student's ability to master the knowledge by understanding its meaning and meaning from a sociological perspective and demonstrating that he knows how to productively associate and transfer it to the resolution of practical problems. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

For assistance, please contact the teachers via the question and answer forum of the course instance on the e-learning portal https://aulaweb.unige.it/.

Students with DSA certification ("specific learning disabilities"), disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take account of individual learning arrangements and provide appropriate compensatory tools.