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Dental Psychology

Dental Psych 2020/2021

REQUIREMENTS

 

Semmelweis University Faculty of Dentistry

 

Name of the course: Dental Psychology

Credit value: 1

Lessons (in hours):    28      lectures:    14      practicals:   0     seminars: 0

Type of the course:   compulsory     obligatory elective     elective

Frequency of announcement (per semester or year): 1

Academic year:2020/21
Subject code[1]: FOKVMAG233_1A          
Lecturer of the course: Dr. Purebl György

 

Contact: Dr. Salavecz Gyöngyvér

 

The goals of the course in point of view of the education:

The subject is interdisciplinary: connected to biomedicine through psychophysiology, and to the human side of medical practice. Students will learn about the theories of personality, emotion, mo-tivation. They will know how to recognize the mental state of patients and learn skills how to han-dle mental problems of patients. They learn about psychological phenomena which are important for dentists: pain, anxiety and stress. They will learn about psychosomatic processes and the basics of psychotherapy.

 

Location of the course (address of lecture hall, seminar room etc.):
Competences acquired by completion of the course:

a)         Knowledge

Basic theories of personality, psychosomatics and general psychology. We will teach about cog-nitive and emotional processes, personality theories, and how to recognize and handle anxiety and depression.

b)         Skills

The students will be able to recognize the basic psychological processes, the main symptoms of mental disorders and use interventions.

c)         Attitude

Open-minded, sensitive to interdisciplinarity, opened to the human side of medicine.

d) Autonomy and responsibility

The subject contribute to use the personal, organizational, workplace sources with improving the basic psychological skills.

Pre-study requirements and prerequisites of course registration and completion: No
Number of students required for announcement of course (min., max.): No

 

Method of course registration: via Neptun system
Detailed course/lecture description[2]: (to facilitate credit recognition in other institutions)

1-2. Control problems and their relations to dental practice – Ujma Péter, senior lecturer, Ph.D.

3-4. Principles of perception, pain, consciousness, emotions and communication -and their relations to dentistry. – Ujma Péter, senior lecturer, Ph.D.

5-6. Stress and stress management in dental practice – Stauder Adrienne, assistant professor, Ph.D.

7-8. Psychological crisis, presuicidal syndrome, and burn-out prevention – Kollár János, assistant professor, Ph.D.

9-10. Role of psychological factors in producing and enhancing pain. Psychological interventions for pain suppression.  – Fóris Nóra, Ph.D.

11-12. Depression and their relation to dental practice – Fóris Nóra, Ph.D.

13-14. Psychotherapeutic methods – Purebl György, assistant professor, Ph.D.

15-16. Fables and imagination in dental practice – Fóris Nóra, Ph.D.

17-18. Substance misuse and surrounding areas in dentistry – Fenyves Tamás

19-20. Dental consequences of eating disorders – Szalai Dömötör Tamás, assistant lecturer

21-22. Hypnosis and relaxation therapies, and their possible use in dental practice – Purebl György, assistant professor, Ph.D.

23-24. Conscious states, sleep, dreaming, general anesthesia – Bódizs Róber, senior research fellow, Ph.D.

25-26. Affects, emotion and motivation – Fóris Nóra, Ph.D.

27-28. Review – Salavecz Gyöngyvér, senior lecturer, Ph.D.

 

 

Courses (obligatory and elective) which in part or entirely overlap the topics of above course: No

 

Special academic work required for completion of the course[3]: No

 

Attendance on practices and lectures, replacement in case of missed sessions: 2 absences is allowed during the semester. Medical certificate is accepted if more absences occur.

 

Consequences of absence from sessions and exams: Denied signature of the semester.

 

Method of checking acquired knowledge during the study period[4]: No

 

Requirements of an accepted semester (signature of the lecturer): Attendance of the lectures

 

Type of the exam: Written exam

 

Requirements of the exam[5]: The material of the lectures is the obligatory requirements for the exams.

 

Grading of courses[6]: 1 to 5

 

Exam registration: via Neptun system

 

Rules of repeating exams: The exam could be repeated if the grade is 1 or the student would like to improve the grade.

 

List of textbooks, lecture notes and recommended textbooks:

Behavioral dentistry. Mostofsky DI, Forgione AG, Giddon DB (eds.), Blackwell Munksgaard, 2006.

Behavior & Medicine. 4th Edition, Danny Wedding, Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle, 2006.

Fadem B: Behavioral Science, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins,  5th ed., 2008.

Sarafino E.P.: Health Psychology. Biopsychosocial interactions. 6 th ed., New York, Wiley, 2008.

Kopp M. – Skrabski Á.: Behavioral Sciences Applied in a Changing Society, Corvina, 1996.

 

Signature of course lecturer: 
Signature of head of department: 
Date of submission:
Opinion of OKB: 
Notes from the Dean’s Office: 
Signature of Dean: 

[1] Filled out by the Dean’s Office following approval

[2] Detailed and numbered for each week of theoretical and practical lessons one by one, indicating the names of lecturers and instructors

[3] Eg. field practice, medical chart analysis, survey conducting, etc.

[4] Eg. homework, report, midterm exam etc. Topics, dates, method of retake and replacement.

[5] List of topics in case of theoretical exam, thematic and method in case of practical exam.

[6] Method of inclusion of theoretical and practical exams. Method of inclusion of midterm assessments.

 

Dental Psych 2019/2020

 

English dental psychology teaching program,

2019/2020

2nd semester

 

Course syllabus:

Week 1. 03/02/2020 Psychological Thinking, Models, Theories Dr. Peter Ujma
Week 2. 10/02/2020 Principles of perception, pain, consciousness, emotions and communication -and their relations to dentistry Dr. Peter Ujma
Week 3. 17/02/2020 Stress and stress management in dental practice Dr. Adrienne Stauder
Week 4. 24/02/2020 Conscious states, sleep, dreaming, general anesthesia Dr. Robert Bódizs
Week 5. 02/03/2020 Control problems, cognitive-behavioural therapy and their relation to dental practice Dr. Nora Fóris
Week 6. 09/03/2020 Depression and their relation to dental practice Dr. Peter Ujma
16/03/2020 Study break
Week 7. 23/03/2020 Psychosomatics and Psychotherapeutic methods in dental practice Dr. Nora Fóris
Week 8. 30/03/2020 Study break
Week 9. 06/04/2020 Psychological crisis, presuicidal syndrome, and burn-out prevention Dr. János Kollár
13/04/2020 Study break
Week 10. 20/04/2020 Breaking bad news and disclosing medical errors Dr. János Kollár
Week 11 27/04/2020 Substance misuse, substance abuse, drug addiction Tamás Fenyves
Week 12 04/05/2020 Dental consequences of eating disorders Tamás Szalai
Week 13 11/05/2020 Motivational interviewing and its application in dental practice Dr. Nóra Fóris

The powerpoint slides of the lectures will be made available in a PDF format on the course website and in Moodle system.

 

Recommended text books:

Behavioral dentistry. Mostofsky DI, Forgione AG, Giddon DB (eds.), Blackwell Munksgaard, 2006.

Behavior & Medicine. 4th Edition, Danny Wedding, Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle, 2006.

Fadem B: Behavioral Science, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins,  5th ed., 2008.

Sarafino E.P.: Health Psychology. Biopsychosocial interactions. 6 th ed., New York, Wiley, 2008.

Kopp M. – Skrabski Á.: Behavioral Sciences Applied in a Changing Society, Corvina, 1996.

Course Director:         Dr. Gyongyver Salavecz, email:salavecz@gmail.com