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Medical Psychology

 

Semmelweis University, Faculty of General Medicine

Name of the Institute teaching the subject: Institute of Behavioral Sciences 

Name of the subject: Medical Psychology

Credits:  3   

Total number of hours: 49      lectures: 7  practices: 0      seminars: 14

Type of the course (mandatory/elective):  Mandatory

Academic year: 2020/2021
Code of the course1: AOKMAG398_2A
Course director (tutor): Dr. János Kollár

Contact details: kollar.janos@med.semmelweis-univ.hu

Position: associate professor

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: Medical Communication, Medical Sociology.
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:

Lectures:

Week 1. The Major Schools of Psychology Dr. János Kollár
Week 2. Introduction to Human Behavior Dr. Péter Ujma
Week 3. Stress and illness; Behavioral Interventions Dr. Adrienn Stauder
Week 4. Stigmatization and People Living with Disabilities Dr. János Kollár
Week 5. Conscious States, Sleep, Dreaming and General Anesthesia Dr. Róbert Bódizs
Week 6. Human Attachment – Mental Health and Doctor-Patient Relationship Dr. Tamás Szalai
Week 7. Depression and Suicide – The Role of Online Intervention Dr. Mónika Ditta Tóth

Lectures: on Fridays, 8:00 – 9:40 NET, Green Lecture Hall

 

Practices:

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. Bálint-groups.

 

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: Written.
Exam requirements: 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.
Literature, i.e. printed, electronic and online notes, textbooks, tutorials (URL for online material):
Behavior & Medicine, 4th Edition, Danny Wedding, Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Seattle, 2006.
Recommended textbooks:
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.
Additional readings:
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.

Practices

Time Group Place Teacher
Monday 11:50 – 13:50 16-17 NET Sz-03 Éva Kozlovsky
Monday 12:00 – 14:00 14 Avicenna 314 Eva Pollak
Tuesday 12:00 – 14:00 9 Avicenna 314 Zsófi Hídvégi
Wednesday 9:40 – 11:40 8 NET Sz-03 Éva Kozlovsky
Wednesday 13:20 – 15:20 13 F-101 (Ferenc tér 15.) Judit Pap
Wednesday 13:35 – 15:35 1-2 Avicenna 409 Kinga Babonits-Farkas
Wednesday 14:15 – 16:15 5-6 Avicenna 314 Éva Pollak
Wednesday 15:55 – 17:55 10-11 Net Sz-04 Judit Pap
Thursday 10:20 – 12:20 15 Avicenna 407 Kinga Babonits-Farkas
Thursday 10:00 – 12:00 18 Avicenna 401 Péter Ujma
Thursday 13:25 – 15:25 3-4 NET Sz-09 Péter Ujma
Thursday 14:40 – 16:40 12 EOK Sz-04 Zsófi Hídvégi
Friday 12:40 – 14:40 7 NET Sz-09 Nada Kanjo

Addresses:
NET Building: Budapest, Nagyvárad tér, 1089
EOK: Budapest, Tűzoltó u. 37-43, 1094
F101: Budapest, Ferenc tér 15, 1094
Avicenna: Budapest, Orczy út 3, 1089

Contacts:
Zsófia Hídvégi <hidvegi.zsofi@gmail.com>;
Judit pap <juditpap@gmail.com>;
Eva Pollak <evipoll@gmail.com>;
Péter Ujma <peteru88@gmail.com>;
Eva Kozlovsky <evakozlovsky@gmail.com>;
Kinga Babonits-Farkas <farkas.kingaa@gmail.com>;
Nada Kanjo <kanjonada@gmail.com>