Master's degree in Nursing and Obstetrics (Bolzano)

Advanced methods of assessment, prevention and assistance to the family and to the communities - SOCIOLOGIA DELLA FAMIGLIA E DELLE RETI ASSISTENZIALI

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Sigrid Mairhofer
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LMSIO BZ - 1° ANNO 1° SEM. dal Nov 14, 2019 al Mar 14, 2020.

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Learning outcomes

The course concentrates on teoretical and metedological aspect of family sociology. Different tipes and variations of families will be discussed with a focus on actual phenomena of familiy in Europe and on a local level in South Tyrol. The course has the goal to promote students capacity of critical reflection on family developements, on comunity, social and health services for family support, labour market and gender perspectives in social analisis.
Students will have a good knowledge of the main arguments discussed during the course and to reflect critically actual phenomena of family on a micro and macro level.


1. Introduction on family sociology and comunity sociology with a focus on support networks

2. Family in South Tyrol:
a) actual data from local research projects on family Socology
b) local support networks

3. Topics discussed by the students

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Hill, P. B. & Kopp J. Familiensoziologie: Grundlagen und theoretische Perspektiven Vs Verlag Fur Sozialwissenschaften; 5 edizione 2013 3531183656
Saraceno Chiara L'equivoco della famiglia Laterza 2017 8858127439

Assessment methods and criteria


a) group work presentation: Work with families and supporting networks in various practical fields of care.
b) written exam about all the contents of the course.

A comprehensive listing of evaluation criteria will be handed outduring the course.

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