SEMINARS IN HUMAN SCIENCES AND PSYCHOPEDAGOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
o attribution of meaning to some of the principal concepts of pedagogy and the sociology of health;
o recognition of adult distress as an area in which medicine and pedagogy can have a role;
o the attribution of value to the relationship existing between care, pedagogy and institutions;
o knowledge of the network of health and social organisations comprising today’s welfare system
Course contents summary
The course will begin with a “genealogical” analysis of the concept of distress, and in particular distress in adults. This analysis will provide the epistemological basis for the pedagogy of adult distress, historically an area for interaction between pedagogy and medicine, while also highlighting its practical necessity.
This genealogical reconstruction and the students’ experience will make it possible to identify those pedagogical concepts whose significance should be explored, together with their application in the field.
The second part will be dedicated to a detailed study of certain concepts in the sociology of health, in terms of an area of study dedicated to health and disease, the social and cultural factors influencing disease, and the network of professionals constituting the contemporary welfare system. The intention is to graft concepts and skills directly onto the principal functions and activities performed by health professionals in their everyday working life.
Bibliographical references will be provided during lessons
Methods of assessment:
A written test, and possibly an oral interview.