Gozo public lectures in July will look at Health and Society

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Health and Society - University Gozo CampusStarting next Saturday, the University of Malta – Gozo Campus, is organising a series of public lectures on – Health and Society.

“With increasing wealth and better conditions of living, new challenges have emerged. Non-infectious disease has become the major issue and this has frequently been associated with increased standards of living and the affluent society,” said the University.

The aim of the lectures is to highlight the importance of issues that impact on the individual and on the broader society.

Professor Maurice Cauchi will be conducting the lectures and they will be held during July.

Professor Cauchi graduated MD (Malta) and pursued further education at the University of London.

He was Professor of Pathology at the University of Malta and has held senior positions in universities in Melbourne.

The UoM said that during the course the following issues will be tackled:

The affluent society and its disorders

Social factors affecting health

Genetic issues and social implications

The digital age: health and social effects

Prevention of disease: personal and social responsibilities

Medical practice and society.

The lectures will be held over four Saturday mornings, starting next Saturday, the 7th of July, between 9:00am and 11:00am, at the University Gozo Campus, Xewkija.

A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants.

Bookings for the course are to be made by email or by phone at: University of Malta Gozo Campus, Mgarr Road, Xewkija, Gozo, Tel: +356 2156 4559, +356 2340 7900 Email: ugc@um.edu.mt

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