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CODE 58008
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/08
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

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

Classroom activities will be complemented by seminar sessions with contributions from an integrated cultural bioscientific and humanistic perspective. In particular, insights into the history of medical education and the anthropology of health and care.

Any Student with documented Specific Learning Disorders (SLD), or with any special needs, shall reach out to the Lecturer(s) and to the dedicated SLD Representative in the Department before class begins, in order to liase and arrange the specific teaching methods and ensure proper achievement of the learning aims and outcomes.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Definition and fields of 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 among "other" populations

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

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 examination aims at assessing the level of knowledge and understanding of the course content, as well as the student's ability to develop autonomous reflections and arguments on the issues under discussion.

FURTHER INFORMATION

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.