97038 - Global Health, Climate Change, Viruses and Parasites

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will have knowledge on the influence of climate change and globalization on vector-borne infections. The students will have knowledge on the Neglected Tropical Diseases according to the WHO classification and will be able to describe the importance of parasitic infections in a globalized world.

Course contents

1. Neglected tropical diseases (NTD) and their global spread

2. Schistosomiasis and the end of dogmas

3. The threat of vector borne infections in a globalized world


Links for background required reading and slides will be provided and will be available as repository material on https://virtuale.unibo.it/

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures, seminars from experts, in-class group work and group presentation

Assessment methods

Students are required to attend at least 60% of classes for credit. Students attending in presence should bring their own computer in class to participate to the online simulation and groups works.

Final grade consists of 50% interactive work in groups and 50% individual written assignment on a topic assigned in the course.

Teaching tools

Power point presentations, videos, online resources

Office hours

See the website of Stefania Varani