cod. AZ15711

Academic year 2018/19
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Sociologia generale (SPS/07)
Scienze umane e psicopedagogiche
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: Parma Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria
course unit

Integrated course unit module: PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNICATION

Learning objectives

The course aims to introduce and address the issue of social and cultural interpretation of the disease and treatment (the conceptual difference but also the overlap between disease, illness, sickness) and replace the experience of illness in the human and relational dimension to herself, the social system reference and meanings.
The program is carried out using references to stimulate critical reflection and discussion on the meanings attributed to concepts.


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Course unit content

1) Introduction to the sociology of health.
2) Health and disease.
3) Definition of disease, illness, sickness nowadays. Model of chronic disease as social reinterpretation of the disease
4) Social roles of the patient and the care provider
5) Psychosociology of heart disease
6) The spread of heart disease and the impact on employment
7) The social psychology of the patient with coronary artery disease
8) The social psychology of the patient with chronic heart failure.

Full programme

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Maturo A (Antonio), Sociologia della malattia. Un'introduzione, Salute e Società, Franco Angeli ed, Milano 2010 (1° ristampa)
pp. 208, 1a ristampa 2010, 1a edizione 2007 (Codice editore 1341.1.13)
Codice ISBN: 9788846490261

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with multiple choice quiz

Other information

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