GENERAL SOCIOLOGY (HEALTH)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide students with the tools and theoretical concepts
to understand the basic elements and the authors of the sociological discipline in general and the sociology of health in detail, focusing on the dynamics of rapid social changes taking place, with particular reference to health care settings.
Course contents summary
The course is ideally divided into two parts:
1. The sociological discipline:
a) the birth of the discipline and historical context;
b) the founding fathers of the discipline;
c) the main theoretical currents and their contextualization in time and space;
d) the main "objects" of sociology: the elements of social life (groups, interactions,
symbols, networks, etc.);
e) communication dynamics in sociology.
2. The sociology of health:
a) health, illness, medicine: the sociological perspective through the contemporary;
b) Birth of the sociology of health and environment strorico reference;
c) the social representations of the disease and the individual patient (both diachronic
d) The doctor-patient relationship, by Talcott Parsons in our days;
e) The main sociological paradigms of health;
f) theoretical models emerging in the sociology of health.
It should be noted that, as a compendium of theoretical concepts, the focus will be constantly orients nanny to the presentation of examples and case studies drawn from everyday contexts of care.
The course explores analytically all the concepts expressed in the 'content'
F. Beccaria, M.G. Morchio, La salute possibile, Carocci Faber, Roma 2004;
F. Neresini, Sociologia della salute, Carocci, Roma, 2003;
G.Giarelli, E. Venneri, Sociologia della salute e della medicina- Manuale per le professioni mediche, sanitarie e sociali, Franco Angeli, Milano 2009;
E. Venneri, Sociologia e professioni sanitarie, Rubettino, Soveria Mannelli (CZ), 2004;
Dispensa a cura della docente.
Participatory lessons with the use of audio-visual support and discussion in the classroom with students
Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination with open questions in the exam dates