cod. PR15711

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Sociologia generale (SPS/07)
Scienze umane e psicopedagogiche
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
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

Full programme

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Mature A (Antonio), Sociology of the disease. An introduction, Health and Society, Franco Angeli ed, Milan 2010 (1st reprint)
pp. 208, 1st reprint 2010, 1st edition 2007 (Publisher code 1341.1.13)
ed, Milan 1st reprint 2013, 1st edition 2011 (Publisher code 1341.1.27) ISBN code: 9788846490261
Ingrosso m., Care, health for all. a survey on the origins of sociology of health in Italy, Franco Angeli, Milan, 2015
Wholesale m. (1994), edited, health as a social construction, Franco Angeli, Milan.
Pierucci P., Self-training in self-care through the "health diary" method. Results of a pilot experience on a group of "emerging young adults", in Health System, 64, 4, Oct - Dec 2017.
Ivan Illich (1977), Medical nemesis. the expropriation of health, Mondadori, Milan.
Lombo L., Stievano A., Introduction to sociology of health, Franco Angeli, milan, 2019

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Argumentative report

Other information

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