Course instructors are responsible for the course content descriptions in English.
This course addresses the following topics:
Prevention and Control of Major Communicable Diseases (6 ECTS)
This module's objective is for students to familiarize themselves with the epidemiological, clinical-diagnostic, and control characteristics of major communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Respiratory infections, gastrointestinal infections, maternal and child infections, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, as well as neglected tropical diseases, are covered.
Prevention and Control of Major Non-Communicable Diseases (4 ECTS)
This module's objective is for students to understand that non-communicable diseases -- cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, and cancer -- comprise the dominant global challenge for public health in the 21st century. It is estimated that by 2030, non-communicable diseases will cause 52 million deaths worldwide, more than 5 times those from communicable diseases. Most of these (80%) will occur in low- and middle-income countries. This module also examines major syndromes resulting from chronic malnutrition (growth and severe developmental retardation, caloric-protein malnutrition), as well as the health consequences from chronic nutritional deficiencies of specific nutrients, such as iron, vitamin D, and vitamin A.
Injuries, Conflicts, and Responses to Emergency Situations (3 ECTS)
This module addresses the severe health impact from conflicts and natural and/or man-made disasters. Not only does it address the victims from injury, but also other consequences as well, such as epidemics, famine, inaccessibility to health services and medicine, in addition to examining the basic concepts of health intervention in emergency situations.
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|COLOMINA CLIMENT, FRANCISCO||■||■|
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This module is aimed at people interested in carrying out activities in health cooperation, both professionals working in the field of health who want to start cooperation, as well as recent graduates, residents, and students who want to train and apply for volunteer programs.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Prepared to participate within national and international public and private organisms and successfully carry out coherent public policy management with a model of sustainable human development.
- Is able to apply logical framework methodology in the planning, monitoring, and evaluation of development cooperation projects.
Objectives (Learning outcomes)
- Be able to critically evaluate data to assess, understand and target health problems in prevention and control programs
- Identify the sociocultural determinants that affect the level of health of a given population group
- Identify the main infectious agents and symptoms of disease and malaise in developing countries
- Learn about cooperation programs in maternal-child, sexual and reproductive health in developing countries.
- Develop effective health policies and social responses that improve and protect the health
- Identify major sexually transmitted infections affecting developing countries
- Reflect on the economic and commercial determinants of observed trends.
- Conocer las generalidades de los desastres en el contexto humanitario y diferenciar los modelos de respuesta sanitaria
- Determine the general characteristics of the main mental health problems
- Reflect on the psychosocial effects of disasters at the inter and intra-group level
- Discriminate against patterns of action in situations with different degrees of uncertainty and complexity in disasters.
- Institute of Medicine (US) Forum on Microbial Threats. "The Causes and Impacts of Neglected Tropical and Zoonotic Diseases". National Institutes of Health.
- Organización Mundial de la Salud. "Salud Mental y Desarrollo". Organización Mundial de la Salud.
- WHO. "INVESTING TO OVERCOME THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES". WHO.
- World Health Organization. "Global action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases 2013-2020.". World Health Organization 2013.
- Dickson D. Despommier, Daniel O. Griffin, Robert W.
Gwadz, Peter J. Hotez, Charles A. Knirsch. "Parasitología Humana 6ªed. 2018". Parasites without borders, inc. NY
- Various Authors. "TREATMENT GUIDELINES FROM THE MEDICAL LETTER: DRUGS FOR PARASITIC INFECTIONS". Medical Letter, Fourteenth EDition edition.
- World Health Organization. "EBOLA STRATEGY: Ebola and Marburg virus disease epidemics: preparedness, alert, control and evaluation". World Health Organization.
- World Health Organization. "WORD REPORT MALARIA 2017". World Health Organization.
Methodology and grading
The teachers will accommodate the mechanisms of evaluation of their respective subjects. The weighting of each subject will depend on the credits allocated:
- Immediate health response to emergencies and disasters (2 ECTS: 20%)
- Tropical communicable diseases (5 ECTS:40%)
- Maternal-infant, sexual and reproductive health (2 ECTS:20%)
- Mental health (2 ECTS:20%)
- Non transmissible diseases (2 ECTS:20%)
Assessment test characteristics
The evaluation will be carried out on the basis of the procedures and evaluation criteria envisaged, evaluating attendance, participation and active and critical intervention in the classes with regard to continuous evaluation. At the same time, for the examination of each subject, the teachers will establish the modality of examination or test of evaluation and its characteristics. The module will be considered passed if the average of the subjects adds 5 points out of 10, not being able to have in one of the parts for the realization of the average less than 4,5 points.