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Medical Sociology for Dentistry

2020/2021

Medical sociology for dentistry

MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY FOR DENTISTRY 

Semmelweis University, Faculty of Dentistry

Name(s) of the Institute(s) teaching the subject:  Institute of Behavioural Sciences

Course coordinator: Bence Döbrössy   dobrossybence@gmail.com

Name of the subject: Medical Sociology for Dentistry

Credits:     1

Total number of hours: 28     lectures: 12     practices: 16

Type of the course (mandatory/elective):    Mandatory

Academic year: First year II term

Code of the course1: FOKMAG010_1A

 

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

The aim of this course is to help students realise that social factors have a considerable influence on oral/ dental health and dentistry. Social, economic and cultural factors have a great effect on the dentist-patient relationship, the way people make sense of their symptoms and seek dental help, their oral/ dental health related behaviour as well as on the aetiology of oral and dental conditions.

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 the dental health status of people and the practice of dentistry for dentists

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

The course will start with practicals on week 1. There is no lecture on week 1.

From weeks 2- 8, ther will be lectures only, no practicals.

lectures are held on Fridays, from 9.40 to 11.10 at GMFEOK-BEKESY lecture hall.

Week 1:15- 19, February  Introduction to sociology, basic concepts and principles. (Practice)

Week 2: 25, February   General health and oral health status through history (lecture)

Week 3: 5, March  Social determinants of oral health and oral health related behaviour. (lecture)

Week 4: 12, March  Intercultural dentistry (lecture)  (class over at 11.00)

Week 5 19, March Patient expectations regarding dentistry: the theory and practice of dental patient satisfaction studies.  (lecture)

Week 6  26,March  Socio-cultural aspects of pain (lecture)

Week 7  2, April   NO CLASS – Good Friday

Week 8  5-9 April Social inequality and health inequality- gender, age, ethnicity (practice)

Week 9  12-16 April  Healthcare systems (practice)

Week 10  19-23 April  21st century dentistry technological and socio-cultural changes (practice)

Week 11 26-30 April Dental help seeking behaviour, illness behaviour (practice)

 Week 12  3-8 May  The profession of dentistry (practice)

Week 13 10-14 May Medicalisation in dentistry, cosmetic dentistry (practice)

Week 14 17-21 May  Project reports (practice)

 

group day time location teacher teacher’s e-mail
ED 1 Friday 1130-1300 GMFEOK-SZEM-4 Bence Döbrössy dobrossy.bence@med.semmelweis-univ.hu
ED 2 Friday 09:50- 11:20 GMFEOK-SZEM-4 Bence Döbrössy dobrossy.bence@med.semmelweis-univ.hu
ED 3 Monday 16.20-17.50 GMFEOK-SZEM-5 Bence Döbrössy dobrossy.bence@med.semmelweis-univ.hu
ED 4 Wednesday 1400-1530  FOOC-VARGA Dr. Edmond Girasek girasek.edmond@semmelweis-univ.hu

 

ED 5 Wednesday 8.00-9.30 FOOC-SZEM Bence Döbrössy dobrossy.bence@med.semmelweis-univ.hu

 

Special academic work required for completion of the course: Project work done in the practicals

 

Attendance on practices and lectures, replacement in case of missed sessions:  75% of practicals 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

 

Consequences of absence from sessions and exams: No signature is given if 75% of the practicals is not attended, the project work is not done

 

Method of checking acquired knowledge during the study period: Completion of project work is required for getting a signature. The project work is graded and makes up 40% of the final grade.

 

Requirements of an accepted semester (signature of the lecturer): Completion of project work and 75% practical attendance is required for getting a signature

 

Type of the exam: written semi-final in the examination period (60% of the final grade)

The written exam will consist of multiple choice questions and an essay type case analysis where students are required to understand, explain and apply to the given case concepts and knowledge acquired in the course.

In order to undertake the exam successfully, students must know the material made available to them on the departmental home page as well as the textbook.

The material covered in the exam:

21st century dentistry technological and socio-cultural changes

Dental help seeking behaviour

Intercultural aspects of dentistry

Medicalisation in dentistry, cosmetic dentistry

Patient expectations regarding dentistry

Social determinants of oral health and oral health related behaviour

Social inequalities and inequalities in dental health

Socio-cultural aspects of pain

Systems of dental health care provision

The profession of dentistry

 

Grading of course:
40%- project work
60% -written semi-final

Grades :

0-50 points – 1
51- 60 points -2
61-74 points -3
75-84 points -4
85 points and over 5

 

List of textbooks, lecture notes and recommended textbooks:

All lecture notes and slides are made available on Moodle (https://itc.semmelweis.hu/moodle/)

textbook: Graham Scrambler (ed) Sociology as Applied to Health and Medicine, Palgrave Macmillan  2018

2019/2020

2019/2020   2nd Semester

REQUIREMENTS

Semmelweis University, Faculty of Dentistry

Name(s) of the Institute(s) teaching the subject:  Institute of Behavioural Sciences

Course coordinator: Bence Döbrössy

dobrossybence@gmail.com

Name of the subject: Medical Sociology for Dentistry

Credits:     1

Total number of hours: 28     lectures: 12     practices: 16

Type of the course (mandatory/elective):    Mandatory

Academic year: First year II term

Code of the course1: FOKMAG010_1A

 

Aim of the subject and its place in the curriculum:

The aim of this course is to help students realise that social factors have a considerable influence on oral/ dental health and dentistry. Social, economic and cultural factors have a great effect on the dentist-patient relationship, the way people make sense of their symptoms and seek dental help, their oral/ dental health related behaviour as well as on the aetiology of oral and dental conditions.

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 the dental health status of people and the practice of dentistry for dentists.

 

Course schedule:

AS OF 6 APRIL, PRACTICALS WILL BE HELD IN THE SCHEDULED TIME ON ZOOM

Week 1:  3-7 February Introduction to medical sociology for dentistry, preparation for the project work. (practice)

Week 2:  14, February General health and oral health status through history (lecture Bence Döbrössy)

Week 3: 21 February Social determinants of oral health and oral health related behaviour. (lecture Bence Döbrössy)

Week 4: 28 February: Intercultural dentistry (lecture Bence Döbrössy)

Week 5: 6 March :  Patient expectations regarding dentistry: the theory and practice of dental patient satisfaction studies.  (lecture Bence Döbrössy )

Week 6 13 March No lecture due to break ordered by the university.

Week 7.16 March-20 March spring break

Week   8 26 March  deviance, norms and dentistry (Lecture Bence Döbrössy Moodle)

Week 9  3 April: Socio-cultural aspects of pain (lecture Szilvia Zörgő Moodle)

Week 10 6 April- 10 April   Social inequality and health inequality (practice)

Week 11  13-17 April Health Care Systems workshop (practice)

Week 12 20-24 April 21st century dentistry technological and socio-cultural changes (practice)

Week 13 27 April- 1 May) Dental help seeking behaviour, illness behaviour (practice)

Week 14 4-8 May) The profession of dentistry, dentist patient relationship. (practice)

Week 15 11-15 Medicalisation in dentistry, cosmetic dentistry (practice)

 

Lectures are held from week 2 to week 7, on Fridays from 11.00-1240 in The Balogh Lecture hall

 

Competencies gained upon the successful completion of the subject:

  • Helping students acquire familiarity with the social environment which is necessary before meeting patients for the first time and all the way through the process of dental work.
  • Enabling students to understand the social and cultural factors that influence the oral health and illness related decisions patients make.
  • Sensitising students to the social determinants of health and illness behaviour through analysing cases.
  • Assisting students in comprehending the social and cultural aspects of systems of dental health care provision
  • Enhancing the students’ ability to plan and carry out research and function in small teams as part of the research work undertaken as part of the course

How to register for the course: Neptun

Policy regarding the attendance and making up absences:
75% of practicals 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

 

Project work:

Student will be given topic related tasks during the practicals which they will have to complete in groups in order the get the signature.

The tasks will involve finding topic related data in class, interpreting it and presenting it to the group, relating the topics discussed in class to the students’ own countries and experiences and sharing it with others, reading articles and summarising them and participating in games and activities. More information will be provided separately.

 

Means of assessing the students’ progress during the semester:
completion of project work is required for getting a signature

Requirement for acknowledging the semester (signature):
completion of project work and 75% practical attendance is required for getting a signature

Type of the examination: Written

Rules of the Writen Exams in Sociology

Exam requirements5:

The written exam will consist of multiple choice questions and an essay type case analysis where students are required to understand, explain and apply to the given case concepts and knowledge acquired in the course.

In order to undertake the exam successfully, students must know the material made available to them on the departmental home page as well as the textbook.

The material covered in the exam:
21st century dentistry technological and socio-cultural changes
Dental help seeking behaviour
Intercultural aspects of dentistry
Medicalisation in dentistry, cosmetic dentistry
Patient expectations regarding dentistry
Social determinants of oral health and oral health related behaviour
Social inequalities and inequalities in dental health
Socio-cultural aspects of pain
Systems of dental health care provision
The profession of dentistry

Grades :
0-50 points – 1
51- 60 points -2
61-74 points -3
75-84 points -4
85 points and over 5

The written exam is 100% of the final grade

How to register for the exam: Neptun

Opportunities to retake the exam:
As specified by the Study and Exam Regulations

Lecture slides and study notes will be made available on Moodle


Textbooks
:

Gabe, Bury and Elston ‘Key Concepts In Medical Sociology’ 2004 Selected chapters only!

Hannah Bradby: ‘Medical Sociology, an introduction’ 2009 Selected chapters only!

 

Group Day Time Location Teacher Teacher’s e-mail
ED 1 Friday 1130-1300 EOK 4 Bence Döbrössy

 

dobrossy.bence@med.semmelweis-univ.hu

 

ED2 Friday 950-1120 EOK 4 Bence Döbrössy dobrossy.bence@med.semmelweis-univ.hu
ED 3 Monday 16.00-1730 EOK 5 Bence Döbrössy

 

dobrossy.bence@med.semmelweis-univ.hu
ED 4 Wednesday 1400-1530 FOK Varga Bence Döbrössy dobrossy.bence@med.semmelweis-univ.hu
ED 5 Wednesday 8.00-9.30 FOK seminary room Dr Katalin Kovács kovacs@demografia.hu