Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide the students with the tools and theoretical concepts useful for understanding the fundamental elements and authors of sociological discipline in general and of health sociology in detail, focusing on the dynamics of rapid social transformations, With particular reference to healthcare contexts.
Course contents summary
The course is ideally divided into two parts:
1. Sociological discipline:
A) the birth of the discipline and the historical context of reference;
B) the founding fathers of the discipline;
C) theoretical currents and their temporal and spatial contextualization;
D) the main "objects" of sociology: the elements of social life (groups, interactions,
Symbols, networks, etc);
E) communicative dynamics in sociology (verbal and nonverbal communication applied to health).
2. Sociology of Health:
A) health, illness, medicine: the sociological look through contemporary;
B) Birth of sociology of health and historical context of reference;
C) the social representations of the disease and the diseased individual (both in the diachronic sense
D) Patient medical report; By Talcott Parsons to our day;
E) The main sociological paradigms of health;
F) theoretical models emerging in sociology of health.
It is emphasized that, as a compendium of theoretical notions, attention will always be focused on the presentation of examples and cases from the contextual care daily
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;
Handout by the teacher
Participatory classroom lesson, use of adiovisual media and discussion with students.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination. Learning will be evaluated through an interview aimed at verifying both the understanding of the discipline and the ability to integrate the knowledge itself for purposes of application in health and social contexts in general.