ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTHROPOLOGY

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Code
57743
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
2 credits during the 1st year of 8744 Movement, Sport and Health Sciences (L-22) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (Movement, Sport and Health Sciences)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

How to proceed from the care to "take care"? The health anthropology seeks to make known the link between the concepts of health, environment and care, conjugating to the medico-biological requirements with numerous cultural stimuli that act before and during the illness. The acquisition of an "anthropological approach" allows you to put into due consideration the non-biological determinants of the disease. Wide publicity should be given to the study of individual variability.

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

Students must:
- Acquire adequate knowledge and skills of an effective understanding of the concepts in class.
- Be able to apply their knowledge and understanding and solving problems related to anthropology of health in all its extensions
- Know how to use both at the conceptual level and at the operational knowledge gained self-evaluation skills and skills in different application contexts
- Develop appropriate learning skills that enable them to continue to deepen autonomously the main themes of discipline, especially in the workplace in which they will operate.

Teaching methods

Courses are taught by e-learning methodology (supplemented by lectures) through "blocks" of 10-15 minutes each; it is recommended that the student develop the content after each detachment.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Among the recommended texts for further study, especially with regard to topics covered in the course:

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

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: They receive students by appointment agreed by email: antonio.guerci@unige.it  

Exam Board

MAURO TESSITORE (President)

LARA PICCARDO (President)

ANTONIO GUERCI (President)

MARIO FAUSTO CANEPA (President)

EMANUELA LUISA FAELLI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Courses are taught by e-learning methodology (supplemented by lectures) through "blocks" of 10-15 minutes each; it is recommended that the student develop the content after each detachment.

EXAMS

Exam description

Written

Assessment methods

Written by multiple choice questions