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Requirements and course description

For 1st year students

Behavioral sciences I. (medical communication)
for 1st year medical students:

Semmelweis University
Faculty of Medicine
Institute of Behavioural Sciences

Name of the course: Behavioral sciences I. (medical communication)

Type of the course:
code: AOKMAG398_2A
credit:
2 credits

 CONTACTS

Course director: Dr. József Kovács
Course leader: Dr. János Pilling
Study affairs: Dr. Adrienne Stauder (stauder.adrienne[at]med.semmelweis-univ.hu)
Secretaries:  Katalin Kovács and Csilla Motyovszki
Secretariat: NET Building, 20th floor, Room-2015;  titkarsag.magatartastudomany[at]semmelweis-univ.hu
Tel: 210-2930/56114, 56501
With any request concerning the course, please first contact the course secretariat.


Semester: 2019/20 I.

Course objectives:
Proper communication is essential in effective healing. The aim of the course is to teach communication strategies that can make the doctor’s everyday tasks more effective: how to listen, ask, inform and collaborate with the patient. The subject also contains some recent elements of the doctor-patient relationship, like shared decision making, patient education, and suggestive communication. We emphasize difficult situations in medical practice: communicating bad news, communication with aggressive patients, communicating about sexual problems, and analyzing cultural differences in medical practice.  The main goal of the course is to teach special communication knowledge to medical students that can help them create proper doctor-patient relationship and improve their effectiveness in medical practice.

Course text book:
János Pilling (ed..): Medical Communication. Medicina Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2011.

Recommended text books:
Washer, P. (2009): Clinical Communication Skills. (Oxford Core texts). Oxford University Press.
McCorry, L.K. & Mason, J. (2011): Communication skills for the healthcare professionals. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore
Tamparo, C.D & Lindh, W.Q (2017): Therapeutic communication for health care professionals. Cengage Learning, Boston
Hugman,. B. (2009): Healthcare communication. Pharmaceutical Press, Londo

COURSE SYLLABUS

LECTURES: Week 1-7

Time: Tuesday    14.45-16.15

Venue: NET Barna (Brown Lecture Hall) (1089 Budapest, Nagyvárad tér 4. )

Week 1 (September 10): Introduction. Communication difficulties and possible solutions in the everyday medical practice. (János Kollár )

Week 2. (September 17): Promoting behavior change. The development of the patient-physician collaboration (Adrienne Stauder)

Week 3. (September 24): Communication about functional complaints (Adrienne Stauder)

Week 4. (October 1): The specialties of age in medical communication: communication with ill children (Andrea Békési)

Week 5. (October 8): Breaking Bad News. Disclosing Medical Errors. (János Kollár)

Week 6. (October 15): NO LECTURE!!!

Week 7. (October 22): Telemedicine. (Mónika Tóth)

Week 8. (October 29): Suggestive communication in medical practice. (Marianna Ziss)

SEMINARS:  Week 8-14  (see times, venues and teachers at the bottom)

Week 8. (Oct. 28- 31)  Seminar. Communication in everyday life and in the medical practice. The role of non-verbal and metacommunicative signs in communication.

Week 9. (Nov. 4-8):  Seminar. The active listening. Communication aspects in empathy.

Week 10. ((Nov. 11-15): Patient information, patient education.

Week 11. (Nov. 18-22):  Seminar. Creating and maintaining compliance.

Week 12. (Nov. 26- 30): Seminar. Communicating bad news (practice). How to recognize communication signs of suicide?

Week 13. (Dec. 2-6): Seminar. Communication with agitated patients, strategies to prevent violence. Communication about sexual problems.

Week 14. (Dec. 9-13): Seminar. Cultural aspects in medical communication. Review.

Exam period: December 14, 2019 – January 31, 2020

Participation and making up for absences:
A signature will be given with the prerequisite of participation (minimum 75% of the lectures and 75% of the seminars). Participation list will be recorded at the end of every lecture/seminar. It is possible to make up for ONE absence by participating in another seminar group the same week (only once in a semester, upon agreement with both teachers!).

Justification of the absence in the lectures and examinations: medical certificat

Checks during the semester (reports, written checks) :  –

Requirements for the signature at the end of the semester:
Regular participation on the lectures and seminars (minimum 75% of the lectures and 75% of the seminars).

Method of the calculation of marks: performance on the oral exam.

The Medical Communication Group will organize a competitive examination at the end of the seminar period. Those students who obtain a „good” or an „excellent” grade at this exam, can be exempted from the oral exam,

Type of the exam: oral

Requirements for the exam:

Exam topics: List of topics

 Application for the exam: Through the Neptun system.

Changing the application for the exam: Through the Neptun system.

Justification of the absence from the exam:

 

For 2nd year students

Behavioral sciences I. (medical communication)
for 2nd year medical students:

Semmelweis University
Faculty of Medicine
Institute of Behavioural Sciences

Name of the course: Behavioral sciences I. (medical communication)

Type of the course:
code: AOKMAG398_2A
credit:
2 credits

CONTACTS
Course director:
Dr. József Kovács
Course leader: Dr. János Pilling
Study affairs: Dr. Adrienne Stauder (stauder.adrienne[at]med.semmelweis-univ.hu)
Secretaries:  Katalin Kovács and Csilla Motyovszki
Secretariat: NET Building, 20th floor, Room-2015;  titkarsag.magatartastudomany[at]semmelweis-univ.hu
Tel: 210-2930/56114, 56501
With any request concerning the course, please first contact the course secretariat.

Semester: 2019/20 I.

Course objectives:
Proper communication is essential in effective healing. The aim of the course is to teach communication strategies that can make the doctor’s everyday tasks more effective: how to listen, ask, inform and collaborate with the patient. The subject also contains some recent elements of the doctor-patient relationship, like shared decision making, patient education, and suggestive communication. We emphasize difficult situations in medical practice: communicating bad news, communication with aggressive patients, communicating about sexual problems, and analyzing cultural differences in medical practice.  The main goal of the course is to teach special communication knowledge to medical students that can help them create proper doctor-patient relationship and improve their effectiveness in medical practice.

Course text book:
János Pilling (ed..): Medical Communication. Medicina Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 2011.

Recommended text books:
Washer, P. (2009): Clinical Communication Skills. (Oxford Core texts). Oxford University Press.
McCorry, L.K. & Mason, J. (2011): Communication skills for the healthcare professionals. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore
Tamparo, C.D & Lindh, W.Q (2017): Therapeutic communication for health care professionals. Cengage Learning, Boston
Hugman,. B. (2009): Healthcare communication. Pharmaceutical Press, London

COURSE SYLLABUS

LECTURES: Week 1-7

Time: Tuesday   16.25-17.55   

Venue: NET Barna (Brown Lecture Hall) (1089 Budapest, Nagyvárad tér 4. )

Week 1 (September 10): Introduction. Communication difficulties and possible solutions in the everyday medical practice. (János Kollár )

Week 2. (September 17): Promoting behavior change. The development of the patient-physician collaboration (Adrienne Stauder)

Week 3. (September 24):  Communication about functional complaints (Adrienne Stauder)

Week 4. (October 1): The specialties of age in medical communication: communication with ill children (Andrea Békési)

Week 5. (October 8): Breaking Bad News. Disclosing Medical Errors. (János Kollár)

Week 6. (October 15): NO LECTURE!!!

Week 7. (October 22): Telemedicine. (Mónika Tóth)

Week 8. (October 29): Suggestive communication in medical practice. (Marianna Ziss)

SEMINARS:  Week 8-14  (see times, venues and teachers at the bottom)

Week 8. (Oct. 28- 31)  Seminar. Communication in everyday life and in the medical practice. The role of non-verbal and metacommunicative signs in communication.

Week 9. (Nov. 4-8):  Seminar. The active listening. Communication aspects in empathy.

Week 10. ((Nov. 11-15): Patient information, patient education.

Week 11. (Nov. 18-22):  Seminar. Creating and maintaining compliance.

Week 12. (Nov. 26- 30): Seminar. Communicating bad news (practice). How to recognize communication signs of suicide?

Week 13. (Dec. 2-6): Seminar. Communication with agitated patients, strategies to prevent violence. Communication about sexual problems.

Week 14. (Dec. 9-13): Seminar. Cultural aspects in medical communication. Review.


Exam period
: December 14, 2019 – January 31, 2020

Participation and making up for absences:
A signature will be given with the prerequisite of participation (minimum 75% of the lectures and 75% of the seminars). Participation list will be recorded at the end of every lecture/seminar. It is possible to make up for ONE absence by participating in another seminar group the same week (only once in a semester, upon agreement with both teachers!).

Justification of the absence in the lectures and examinations: medical certificat

Checks during the semester (reports, written checks) :  –

Requirements for the signature at the end of the semester:
Regular participation on the lectures and seminars (minimum 75% of the lectures and 75% of the seminars).

Method of the calculation of marks: performance on the oral exam.

The Medical Communication Group will organize a competitive examination at the end of the seminar period. Those students who obtain a „good” or an „excellent” grade at this exam, can be exempted from the oral exam,

Type of the exam: oral

Requirements for the exam:

Exam topics: List of topics

Application for the exam: Through the Neptun system.

Changing the application for the exam: Through the Neptun system.

Justification of the absence from the exam: