ENGLISH MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY COURSE
General Medicine, 3rd year Medical Students
Institute of Behavioral Sciences
Medical Psychology course contains both lectures and seminars. The lectures are held in the first seven weeks (Friday, 8.00-9.30 am) at the NET-Z lecture hall (Address: 4, Nagyvárad tér, Budapest) and the seminars will be held in the venues indicated on the course information sheet.
The course is designed to give a broad overview of the field of medical psychology, including concepts, theory, and research.
- Develop an understanding of the complex interplay between one’s physical well-being and a variety of biological, psychological, and social factors.
- Learn the nature of the stress response and its impact in the etiology and course of many health problems.
- Understand the approach of bio-psycho-social model and become familiar with some frequent psychosomatic diseases.
- Be able to identify various psychological disorders and key personality traits related to health / disease.
|Week 1.||08/February.||Introduction to Human Behaviour||Dr. Péter Ujma|
|Week 2.||15/February.||Major Schools of Psychology||Dr János Kollár|
|Week 3.||22/February||Stress and illness; behavioral interventions||Dr.Adrienn Stauder|
|Week 4.||01/March||Conscious states, sleep, dreaming and general anesthesia||Dr. Róbert Bódizs|
|Week 5.||08/March||Stigmatization and people living with disabilities||Dr János Kollár|
|Week 6.||15/March||National Holiday (no lecture)|
|Week 7.||22/March||Affects, Emotion and Motivation||Dr. Nóra Fóris|
Please note there are no seminars:
- 13-14th (TDK conference)
- 15th March (National holiday)
- 15th—19th April (Spring Break)
- 22nd April (Easter)
- 1st May (International holiday)
Seminar topic schedule:
|Week 1.||SEMINAR||Developmental psychology, attachment theories|
|Week 2.||SEMINAR||Personality theories|
|Week 3.||SEMINAR||Human sexuality and sexual disorders, psychology of reproduction, psychology of birth|
|Week 4.||SEMINAR||Depression and mood disorders.|
|Week 5.||SEMINAR||Anxiety and medical illnesses.|
|Week 6.||SEMINAR||Eating disorders.|
|Week 7.||SEMINAR||Psychosomatic disorders – case studies; somatization and dissociative disorders|
|Week 8.||SEMINAR||Personality disorders.|
|Week 9.||SEMINAR||Sleep disorders|
|Week 10.||SEMINAR||Addiction, substance use|
|Week 11.||SEMINAR||Suicide, cry for help, crisis intervention|
|Week 12.||SEMINAR||Psychology of death, grief, and dying|
|Week 13.||SEMINAR||Behaviour change and psychotherapy. Stress management in medical practice.|
|Week 14.||SEMINAR||Mental health of medical doctors. Prevention and management of burn-out. Bálint-groups.|
Seminar times and venues:
|Day||Time, Seminar room||Group no.||Seminar teacher|
|Monday||11:50-13:50 NET Sz-03.||16,17||Tamás Szalai|
|Tuesday||14:55- 16:55 NET Sz-03.||9||Milán Leindler|
|Wednesday||09:40-11:40 NET Sz-06.||14||Milán Leindler|
|Wednesday||13:20-15:20 NET Sz-10.||7,13||Péter Ujma|
|Wednesday||13:30-15:30 NET Sz-07.||5,6||Mónika Tóth|
|Wednesday||13:35-15:35 NET Sz-05||1,2||Nóra Fóris|
|Wednesday||15:25-17:25 NET Sz-04||10, 11||Péter Ujma|
|Wednesday||15:40-17:40 NET Sz-07.||3,4||Judit Pap|
|Thursday||8:00-10:00 NET Sz-05.||8||Tamás Szalai|
|Thursday||10:10- 12:10 NET Sz-03.||15||János Kollár|
|Thursday||12:50-14:50 EOK Sz-02.||18||Nóra Fóris|
|Thursday||15:00–17:00 EOK Sz-04.||12||Milán Leindler|
Participation and making up for absences:
Students are expected to attend regularly the course and participation list will be recorded at the end of every lecture and every seminar. To participate on at least 75% of the total number of lessons is a prerequisite for getting the signature needed to absolve the course. The maximum number of absences permitted: one absence from the lectures and three absences from the seminars. Content of the lectures may appear in the exams.
Written final examination taken in the examination period. Grades will be based on student’s performances at the final written exam.
Behavior & Medicine, 4th Edition, Danny Wedding, Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle, 2006.
Recommended text books:
Kopp M. – Skrabski Á.: 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.
The powerpoint slides and prezi presentations used for the lectures and seminars and also some related papers will be assigned for reading during the course, and they will be made available on the course website.
Course Coordinator: Dr. János Kollár
NET 19th floor, room 1919
Further information: http://behsci.semmelweis.hu/
Nóra Fóris firstname.lastname@example.org
János Kollár email@example.com
Milán Leindler firstname.lastname@example.org
Judit Pap email@example.com
Tamás Szalai firstname.lastname@example.org
Mónika Tóth email@example.com
Péter Ujma firstname.lastname@example.org