M-STO/05 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

Examination of the principal changes of the modern medicine.

Course Structure


Detailed Course Content

A) Basic Concepts: Medicine and Philosophy; B) A Scientific Biography of Giovan Filippo Ingrassia C) Palaeopathology of the Plague and Human Bioarchaeology. The module will be done with the presence of the visiting professor Elena Varotto.

Textbook Information

Module A. General Part of the Discipline: The Modern Medicine (1 ECTS):

M.D. Grmek (a cura di), Storia del pensiero medico occidentale, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 1996, vol. II, pp. 3-92; 195-289.


Module B. The Ingrassia Case (2 ECTS):

L. Ingaliso, L’epidemiologia di Giovan Filippo Ingrassia e la Parte Quinta del Pestifero et contagioso morbo, Acireale-Roma, Bonanno, 2017, pp. 7-162.


Module C. Palaeopathology of the Plague and Human Bioarchaeology (3 ECTS):

F.M. Galassi, Uomini e microbi: l'eterna battaglia. Dalla preistoria al Coronavirus, Torino, EspressEdizioni, 2021, pp. 1-192.

Minozzi S., Canci A., Archeologia dei resti umani. Dallo scavo al laboratorio, Roma, Carocci, 2015, pp. 11-46, 61-92 e 117-142.


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