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11718-01 - Seminar: Current Ecological and Health Issues in Africa 2 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Günther Fink (guenther.fink@unibas.ch)
Jürg Utzinger (juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Every session consists of a student s report on a selected topic, preferably supported by a power-point presentation, followed by a detailed discussion. The report must be briefly summarized and distributed as a handout. The seminar is designed for arts and science students at MSc level.

Schedule
1) Introduction, outline the framework for the course, and nomination of speakers and their topics


2) Selection of topics covered (will be discussed in the first meeting):
Dams, irrigation and schistosomiasis; Climate change and vector-borne diseases; Contamination of human breast milk with pesticides; sources and mitigation measures; Integration of neglected tropical disease control programmes; Malaria and malaria control; Urban health; The Okavango insecticide spraying campaign; nothing learnt from former lessons?; Pesticide use in developing countries; environmental and human health risks; Does the improvement of cattle health cause the disruption of key ecological processes?
Economic crisis, food crises and health
Genetically-modified crops -- to do or not to do
Lernziele Human health is often cross-linked with environmental and social factors. Examples include - Land use practices that influence Malaria transmission rates, the contamination of human breast milk by pesticide residues from disease-vector control or plant protection measures, and hygiene-related problems in urban agriculture. The aim of the seminar is the acquisition of in-depth knowledge on primarly Africa-related specific topics in epidemiology and environmental sciences.
Bemerkungen Lecture takes place in room Matterhorn
Lecture takes place in room EREBUS on 01.11., 08.11., 22.11.

Human health is often cross-linked with environmental and social factors. Examples include - Land use practices that influence Malaria transmission rates, the contamination of human breast milk by pesticide residues from disease-vector control or plant protection measures, and hygiene-related problems in urban agriculture. The aim of the seminar is the acquisition of in-depth knowledge on primarly Africa-related specific topics in epidemiology and environmental sciences.

Contact: juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch
guenther.fink@swisstph.ch

Methods: Every session consists of a student’s report on a selected topic, preferably supported by a powerpoint presentation, followed by a detailed discussion. The report must be briefly summarized and distributed as a handout. The seminar is designed for arts and science students at MSc level.

 

Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 20.09.2019 – 20.12.2019
Zeit Freitag, 14.15-16.00 Swiss Tropical & Public Health Institute, Matterhorn

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Module Doktorat Epidemiologie: Empfehlungen (Promotionsfach Epidemiologie)
Modul: Advances in Epidemiology, Statistics and Global & Public Health (Masterstudium: Epidemiologie)
Modul: Fields: Environment and Development (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Public Health and Social Life (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Global Ageing and Health (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung The crediting of the credit points requires (1) active participation during the discussion (2) oral presentation (3) the handout and (4) moderation of session.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,5
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, studiendekanat-philnat@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Zentrum für Afrikastudien

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