97038 - Global Health, Climate Change, Viruses and Parasites

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  • Teacher Stefania Varani

  • Credits 1

  • SSD MED/07

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 9210)

  • Course Timetable from Jan 09, 2024 to Jan 17, 2024


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

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2023/2024

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

The impact of global changes on infectious diseases

The threat of vector borne infections in a globalized world

Neglected tropical diseases (NTD) and their global spread

Reducing the impact of climate change on infectious diseases: the role of Non Governative Organizations (NGOs)


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. This course is part of the University's teaching experimental project. 

Assessment methods

Students are required to attend at least 60% of classes for credit.

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