ENGLISH MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY COURSE
Name of the subject: Medical Psychology Credits: 3
Total number of hours: 63 lectures: 7 practices: 0 seminars: 14 Type of the course (mandatory/elective): Mandatory
Academic year: 2019/2020
Code of the course: AOKMAG398_2A
Course director (tutor): Dr. Janos Kollar
Contact details: email@example.com
Position: associate professor
Date of habilitation and reference number: –
Aim of the subject and its place in the curriculum: The course is designed to give a broad overview of the field of medical psychology, including concepts, theory, and research.
Location of the course (lecture hall, practice room, etc.): Lecture hall, practice rooms.
Competencies gained upon the successful completion of the subject:
- Developing an understanding of the complex interplay between one’s physical well- being and a variety of biological, psychological, and social factors.
- Learning the nature of the stress response and its impact in the etiology and course of many health problems.
- Understanding the approach of bio-psycho-social model and become familiar with some frequent psychosomatic diseases.
- Being able to identify various psychological disorders and key personality traits related to health/disease.
Prerequisite(s) for admission to the subject: None.
Minimum and maximum number of students registering for the course: None. Student selection method in case of oversubscription: Every student is accepted. How to register for the course: By Neptun.
Detailed thematic of the course:
|Week 1.||Inlntroduction to Human Behavior||Dr. Peter Ujma|
|Week 2.||Major Schools of Psychology||Dr. Janos Kollar|
|Week 3.||Stigmatization and people living with disabilities||Dr. Janos Kollar|
|Week 4.||Stress and illness; behavioral interventions||Dr. Adrienn Stauder|
|Week 5.||Conscious states, sleep, dreaming and general anesthesia||Dr. Robert Bodizs|
|Week 6.||Psychological correlates of cardiovascular disorders||Dr Gyorgy Purebl|
|Week 7.||Affects, Emotion and Motivation||Dr. Nora Foris|
|Week 1.||Developmental psychology, attachment theories|
|Week 2.||Personality theories|
|Week 3.||Human sexuality and sexual disorders; psychology of reproduction, psychology of birth|
|Week 4.||Depression and mood disorders.|
|Week 5.||Anxiety and medical illnesses.|
|Week 6.||Eating disorders.|
|Week 7.||Psychosomatic disorders – case studies; somatization and dissociative disorders|
|Week 8.||Personality disorders.|
|Week 9.||Sleep disorders|
|Week 10.||Addiction, substance use|
|Week 11.||Suicide, cry for help, crisis intervention|
|Week 12.||Psychology of death, grief, and dying|
|Week 13.||Behaviour change and psychotherapy. Stress management in medical practice.|
|Week 14.||Mental health of medical doctors. Prevention and management of burn-out. Balint-groups.|
Teachers of practices:
Edith Danghel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nora Foris – email@example.com
Gabriella Kopajer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Laszlo Lajtai – email@example.com
Milan Leindler – firstname.lastname@example.org
Michaela Nistor – email@example.com
Tamas Domotor Szalai – firstname.lastname@example.org
Monika Ditta Toth – email@example.com
Peter Ujma – firstname.lastname@example.org
Potential overlap(s) with other subjects: Medical Communication, Psychotherapy.
Special training activities required: None.
Policy regarding the attendance and making up absences: Students are expected to attend regularly the course and participation list will be recorded at the end of every seminar. Participating on at least 75% of the total number of seminars is a prerequisite for getting the signature needed to absolve the course. The maximum number of absences permitted: three absences from the seminars.
Means of assessing the students’ progress during the semester:
Students are requested to prepare presentations based on the topics of the seminars.
Requirement for acknowledging the semester (signature):
Active participation on at least 75% of the total number of seminars is a prerequisite for getting
the signature needed to absolve the course.
Type of the examination:
Theoretical exam based on the topics of the lectures and seminars.
Type and method of grading:
The sole source of grading is the achievement reached on the written exam.
How to register for the exam: By Neptun.
Opportunities to retake the exam:
According to the examination rules of Semmelweis University.
Behavior & Medicine, 4th Edition, Danny Wedding, Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle, 2006.
Kopp M. – Skrabski A.: Behavioural Sciences Applied in a Changing Society, Corvina, 1996. Fadem B: Behavioural Science.,_Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 5th ed., 2008.
Sarafino E.P.: Health Psychology. Biopsychosocial interactions. 6 th ed., New York, Wiley, 2008.
Powerpoint slides and prezi presentations used for the lectures and seminars and also some related papers will be assigned for reading during the course. They will be made available on the website of the course.