Type of course: Compulsory
ECTS credits: 2
Course Director: Dr. József Kovács
Study affairs: Bence Döbrössy firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of this course is to help students realise that social factors have a considerable effect on health, illness and healing.
By understanding how different societies are structured and organised and how the categories people belong to (gender, ethnicity, occupation, educational level, financial situation to name but a few) shape all aspects of their lives and opportunities, our hope is that students will better comprehend the social reality influencing health status and medical work.
The primary focus of the course will be on issues of health, healing and the practice of medicine. We will be looking at the social and economic prerequisites of health, determinants of illness (such as poverty and social exclusion), illness behaviour, health literacy, different systems of health care provision, the medical profession and how it is changing due to information technology to mention just a few topics.
Schedule of topics:
|Week 1||4, February||Lecture||Introduction to medical sociology- basic concepts and perspectives||Bence Döbrössy|
|Week 2||11, february||Lecture||Health and Illness in society- the historical transformation of mortality patterns||Bence Döbrössy|
|Week 3||18, February||Lecture||Social stratification, social inequalities and health||Bence Döbrössy|
|Week 4||25, February||Lecture||Intercultural Health care||Bence Döbrössy|
|Week 5||4, March||Lecture||Globalisation and theraphy choice||Szilvia Zörgő|
|Week 6||11, March||Lecture||The 21st century physician: role and vocation in the new Millennium||Dr. Zsuzsa Győrffy
|Week 7||18, March||Lecture||Midterm||Midterm|
|Week 8||25-28, March||Practice||Introduction to practices||Dr. Zsuzsa Győrffy, Dr. Edmond Girasek, Szilvia Zörgő, , Bence Döbrössy|
|Week 9||1-5, April||Practice||Systems of health care -workshop||Dr. Zsuzsa Győrffy, Dr. Edmond Girasek, . Szlvia Zörgő, Bence Döbrössy|
|Week 10||8-12, April||Practice||Global poverty and inequalities, Inequalities and health- social class||Dr. Zsuzsa Győrffy, Dr. Edmond Girasek, Szlvia Zörgő, Dr, Bence Döbrössy|
|15-18 April||Spring break||Spring break||Spring break|
|week 11||23-26 April||Practice||Inequalities and health: age and gender||Dr. Zsuzsa Győrffy, Dr. Edmond Girasek, Szlvia Zörgő, , Bence Döbrössy|
|Week 12||29 April- 3, May||Practice||Ethnicity and migration||Dr. Zsuzsa Győrffy, Dr. Edmond Girasek, Szlvia Zörgő, Bence Döbrössy|
|Week 13||6- 10, May||Practice||Illness behavior||Dr. Zsuzsa Győrffy, Dr. Edmond Girasek, Szlvia Zörgő, Bence Döbrössy|
|Week 14||13-17, May||Practice||Stigma and medicalization||Dr. Zsuzsa Győrffy, Dr. Edmond Girasek, Szlvia Zörgő, , Bence Döbrössy|
Participation and making up for absences
No less than 75% of all classes must be attended. One practical absence can be made up by undertaking an extra task set by the practical leader or by participating in the practical with another group.
Mode of certification in case of absence from classes or the exam:
Medical certificate given to the teacher or course organiser
1 Written midterm test in week 7. on the materials covered in the lectures. The midterm will consist of multiple choice questions and a case analysis. This is 50% of the final grade. The lecture notes are made available on (www.magtud.hu).
2. project task in the practicals. This is 50% of the grade
- Written exam in the examination period.
- Bonus points will be given for extra tasks 10 points
Requirements for getting the signature at the end of the course:
Participating in 75% of th classes and doing the project task in the practicals
0-50 points – 1
51- 60 points -2
61-74 points -3
75-84 points -4
85 points and over- 5
Final Exam: written
The material needed to study will be made available on the departmental homepage.
Applying for exam: via Neptun
Modifying exam application: Via Neptun
Certifying absence from exam: giving medical certificate to the course organiser
|EM 9||Thursday||8.00-9.30||EOK 7||Szilvia Zörgőemail@example.com
|EM 10||Thursday||9.40-11.10||EUK 7||Szilvia Zörgőfirstname.lastname@example.org
|EM11||Monday||10.10-11.40||NET sz.3||Bence Döbrössyemail@example.com|
|EM 12||Monday||08.30-10.00||NET sz. 3||Bence Döbrössyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|EM13||Tuesday||15.45-17.15||NET 7||Bence Döbrössyemail@example.com|
|EM 14||Thursday||16.10-17.40||EOK 5||Dr. Girasek Edmondfirstname.lastname@example.org
|EM 15||Tuesday||13.10-14.40||NET sz 6||Dr. Zsuzsa Győrffyemail@example.com|
|EM 16||Tuesday||17.15-18.45||NET 3||Döbrössy Benefirstname.lastname@example.org|
Textbook: Applied Sociology of Health and Illness: A Problem Based Learning Approach by
Costas S. Constantinou ISBN 9781908911940