cod. 1011316

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Sociologia generale (SPS/07)
Scienze propedeutiche
Type of training activity
16 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: -
course unit


Learning objectives

At the end of the module, students should have acquired knowledge and skills associated with concepts and theories of the sociology of care and be able to apply them to their own professional field. They should also be able to communicate clearly and critically and with appropriate academic language.



Course unit content

The module will provide an overview of some of the main concepts and theories of the sociology of care, relevant to professional educators, and in particular: .. The theme of inequality of access to health care will also be addressed, particularly with regard to groups in particularly vulnerable conditions, such as migrants, women, underage people and people with disabilities.

Full programme

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M. Cardano, G. Giarelli, G. Vicarelli, a cura di, Sociologia della salute e della medicina. Il Mulino (2020) (chap. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 11, 15), and any other paper that the lecturer will share on the Elly platform (maximum 120 pages).

Teaching methods

The teaching methods will include lectures, with the support of slides, and classroom-based discussions, also with the use of academic and non-academic materials/paper and short videos/movie sequences relevant to the topics covered in the module. The slides and materials used during the lectures will be made available after the lectures, in the Elly platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

The written test will consist of 7 open-ended questions, for the full integrated course, to be answered briefly (maximum 10-15 lines). The evaluation of the answers will take place according to the following criteria:
1) content, i.e. to what extent the student can deal with topics in detail: up to 10 points
2) writing, i.e. to what extent the student can write with ad adequate academic register: up to 10 points
3) argumentation, i.e. to what extent the student can expose concepts in a coherent and logical way: up to 10 points
The final grade will be given based on the average between the different parts of the test.

Other information

The lecturer will highlight the connections with the other two modules of the course. The lecturer is available for questions regarding the module, the contents, the teaching materials and the final test. She can be contacted by email with written questions or to ask for an appointment in her office or remotely, via teams.