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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1032484, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1087, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge NATALE CANALE M-PSI/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 07/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019/20 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 CANALE NATALE (Presidente)
VIENO ALESSIO (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CANALE NATALE (Presidente)
VIENO ALESSIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic skills of social psychology are useful to the understanding of topics covered. Students must also be able to understand a scientific article written in English.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to give students an advanced theoretical and practical knowledge for the implementation of interventions aimed at promoting health and preventing risk in different contexts (e.g., Educational/School Settings, Medical Settings and Organizational context).
Examination methods: For the non-attending students: There is a written exam, with open-ended (and multiple choice) questions on topics derived from the book listed in the “Textbooks” section (duration: 1hour). No oral integration is foreseen.

For the students attending the course: Written exam with open-ended questiones (duration: 1hour). In addition, an oral presentation will be take in due consideration for the final grading(following the instructions which will be presented during the course).

International students can take the final exam (written or oral) in English language (under agreement with the professor).
Assessment criteria: Answers to the questions will be assessed for content, clarity, coherence, and lexical appropriateness. Moreover, critical capacity and personal elaboration of the contents will be considered.
Course unit contents: Prevention Psychology
Health surveillances
Health Promotion
Well-being in Organizations
New addictions: gambling, gaming, social media use
Methods and instruments for preventing/promoting wellbeing.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lessons will be supported by use of video/interactive resources. Some specific topics will be covered by external experts.
The class will be run as a seminar, hence students are expected to play an active role. During each class meeting, the first part will consist of frontal lectures (with the active participation of the students), whereas the last part will be dedicated to practical exercises and individual/small groups works. Group/individual works will allow students to examine in depth topics which they are interested in and will be take in due consideration for the final grading. Group works will be presented during classes.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Material for the final exam:
• Course slides and other learning materials which will be downloadable from the course page.
• The textbooks (see the “Textbooks” section)

International students can get in contact with the professor for the material to study for the final exam
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Romano, John L., Psicologia della prevenzionemigliorre il benessere personale e socialeJohn L. Romano. Roma: LAS, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Peer feedback
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Students peer review

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality Reduced Inequalities