CHANGING HEALTH IN A CHANGING WORLD
Updated A.Y. 2019-2020
Updated A.Y. 2019-2020
The Course is divided into two modules:
- 1st Module, Title: Changing health in a changing world (Prof. S. Mancinelli), 4 CFU
- 2nd Module, Title: Diagnostic, Prevention and Health (Prof. P. Sinibaldi), 2 CFU
The objective of the course is to train students with different background in pre-university curricula to identify some of the key basic health problems involved in the current social and financial situation and to understand the key elements of global health. In addition, students have to try advocate appropriate basic solutions for the advancement of public health sustainability. Students in the course will have some basic understanding of the economic problems related to public health.
Topic 1 Introduction to epidemiology and main epidemiological descriptors (definition of health, health indicators, causes of diseases investigation, fertility rate and mortality rate trends, etc.)
Topic 2 Natural history of communicable and noncommunicable diseases (causes, trend, consequences, etc.)
Topic 3 Health/disease determinants (lifestyles, education, inequalities, social isolation, etc)
Topic 4 Demographic and epidemiologic transition (towards a welfare transition?)
Topic 5 Global Health: challenges and opportunities posed by the new scenario (enhanced lifespan, disabilities, migrations, etc)
Topic 6 Health and Economics. The need of measuring health (Daly, Qaly, Global burden of disease, etc.)
Lecture n.10-11 (Prof. Stefano Orlando)
Topic 7 Health promotion and protection: impact of public policies on health and interdisciplinary approach
Lectures n.12-13(Prof. Stefano Orlando)
Topic 8 Economic evaluation in Health
Lecture n.14 (Prof. Stefano Orlando)
Formal teaching techniques (mainly powerpoint presentations) and discussion on specific topics (eventually introduced by previously assigned readings, as published papers or reports) will be used, with a strong emphasis on the interaction between teacher and students in class. Experts may eventually be invited to provide lectures on specific topics. The active participation of students is expected when the teacher invites them to class discussions. Students are expected to attend all lectures; in case of non- attendance of one or more lectures (up to a maximum of 30% of total), they will be requested to perform a specific homework.
Lectures, seminars, exercises
Written exercises will be proposed in class: a five minutes test will conclude each lecture, in order to familiarize with main definition and concepts. Two mid-term tests/exams (to be performed during the lectures time) will be planned at the beginning of the course. Short papers could be eventually asked to the students as homework during the course.
PLEASE FIND MORE INFORMATION ON THE COURSE ON THE SYLLABUS IN THE TEACHING MATERIAL SECTION