|Module title||Lifestyle And Health Status Of Indigenous People|
|Module lecturer||prof. UAM dr hab. Grażyna Liczbińska|
|Faculty||Faculty of Biology|
Module aim (aims)
- Providing students with essential knowledge about current socio-economic situation of selected indigenous groups around the world.2. Students will gain knowledge about health profile of indigenous groups and its causative factors.3. During the lectures students will gain basic knowledge about various biological, ecological and cultural factors influencing fertility and longevity, changes in well-being in tribal populations. It will be discussed the forecast on the future of health and biological condition of tribal groups and their relation with the government policies.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Week 1: Trends in civilization-related diseases around contemporary world.
Week 2: Changes in habits and lifestyles of indigenous populations and the increase of the risks for man-made diseases.
Week 3: Epidemiological and demographic changes in indigenous population.
Week 4: Prevalence of non-communicable diseases risk in indigenous groups and their association with environmental conditions.
Week 5: The impact of urbanization on the increased trends in cardiovascular mortality among indigenous populations.
Week 6: Environmental factors associated with obesity, hypertension and diabetes in indigenous communities.
Week 7: Dietary transition in indigenous groups and their implications for prevalence of diabetes.
Week 8: Prevalence and correlates of metabolic syndromes in indigenous communities.
Week 9: Alcohol and suicide problems in indigenous groups.
Week 10: Projects presentations and summary of the course.
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