Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Introduction to medical Humanities - SCIENZE UMANE

Course code
4S02599
Name of lecturer
Cristina Lonardi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
SPS/07 - GENERAL SOCIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Lezioni 1° semestre 2°- 6° anno dal Oct 1, 2018 al Dec 21, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to introduce students of medicine to the approaches adopted by social sciences in the study of health, disease and medicine. The course also aims to offer a broad look at the topics in question, to guide participants to consider that health and illness are issues that can be read in different cultural matrices and from both microsocial and microsocial viewpoints.
The aim of the course will be to present some of the epistemological and theoretical foundations of health sociology to allow students to develop an even sociological interpretation to address the social and relational problems of the ill person and his/her reference network, developing a capacity for reading the disease in a multdimensional way in a micro and macro sociale frame.

Syllabus

Socio-anthropological dimensions of health and disease.
Social determinants of health: micro and macro perspectives of analysis.
Culture/health & culture/disease interactions: social representations of health and disease, their impact on the quality of life of people and on the general social context.
The subjective dimension of the experiences of illness (and health): the incidence of socio-anthropological dimensions of health and illness, social support (positive and negative outcomes).

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Lonardi C. Diseguaglianze sociali di salute: lo stigma «Salute e società» , vol. x, n. 3 2011 Franco Angeli 2011
Umberson D. Family Status and Health Behaviours: Social Control as a Dimension of Social Integration, Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, 28, 3: 306-319 American Sociological Association 1987 Durante le lezioni saranno date indicazioni sulle parti dell'articolo da considerare. Il numero delle pagine segnalate è comprensivo di bibliografia.
Di Nicola P. “Il ruolo delle reti sociali primarie nel controllo della malattia e protezione della salute”, in Donati P. (a cura di), Manuale di sociologia sanitaria, La Nuova Italia Scientifica 1987 Durante le lezioni saranno date indicazioni sulle parti di questo capitolo di libro da considerare.
August K.J., Sorkin D. Marital Status and Gender Differences in Managing a Chronic Illness: The Function of Health Related Social Control, Social Science and Medicine, 71,10: 1831-1838 2010 Durante le lezioni saranno date indicazioni sulle parti dell'articolo da considerare. Il numero delle pagine segnalate è comprensivo di bibliografia.
August K.J., Kelly C.S., Markey C.N. Marriage, Romantic Relationship and Health, Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 3: 46-52 2016 Il numero delle pagine segnalate è comprensivo di bibliografia.
Lonardi C. in (a cura di) Pagnotta F., Ecologia della rete. Per una sostenibilità delle relazioni on line Raccontare il corpo nel web: tra supporto sociale e paradossi. (Edizione 1) Erikson. Trento. 2018 9788859015598 Durante le lezioni saranno date indicazioni sulle parti di questo capitolo di libro da considerare.
Umberson D., Crosnoe R., Reczeck C. Social Relationship and Health Behaviour Across Life Course, Annual Review of Sociology 36,1:139-157 2010 Durante le lezioni saranno date indicazioni sulle parti dell'articolo da considerare. Il numero delle pagine segnalate è comprensivo di bibliografia.
Schwartzer C., Buchwald P. Social Support, Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology, 3: 435-441 2004
Lepore S.J. Social Support, Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, 493-496 2012
Editoriale What is health? The ability to adapt, The Lancet, 373: 781. 2009

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will be written. The test will consist of pre-arranged questions and questions with short open / narrative responses. The questions will be relevant to the topics of the lessons and texts indicated in the program. The review looks at: the understanding of the main concepts dealt with in the course; the ability to critically analyze the themes proposed in lesson.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






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