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

Semester Herbstsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Günther Fink (guenther.fink@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Jürg Utzinger (juerg.utzinger@unibas.ch)
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 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
HörerInnen willkommen

 

Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
wöchentlich Freitag 14.15-16.00 Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2

Einzeltermine

Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 20.09.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 27.09.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 04.10.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 11.10.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 18.10.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 25.10.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 01.11.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 08.11.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 15.11.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 22.11.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 29.11.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 06.12.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 13.12.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
Freitag 20.12.2024 14.15-16.00 Uhr Swiss TPH Neubau, Seminarraum 2
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 Anm.: Belegen Lehrveranstaltung; Abm.: stornieren
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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