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HEALTH POLICY: MODELS AND PRACTICES
POLITICHE PER LA SALUTE: MODELLI E PRATICHE

A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Angela Genova By appointment by e-mail, and in the hour following the lessons.
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Management of policies social services and multuculturalism (LM-87)
Curriculum: GESTIONE DELLE POLITICHE E DEI SERVIZI SOCIALI
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Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge on the sociology of health and medicine through three study perspectives: micro, meso and macro. Specifically, the course aims to promote the following specific training objectives in the student

- to be able to distinguish the main sociological theories relating to the social construction of the body and the construction of illness

- to know how to use the life course approach in reading and interpreting people's health and illness paths

- knowing how to use the experience of illness as an object of sociological research and analysis in people's life courses

- know how to use the concepts of mental suffering, madness and disability

- know how to distinguish between care practices and relationships in different health care settings 

- know how to interpret processes of change in family relationships when faced with the experience of illness

- know how to construct and interpret processes of citizenship associations and co-production of care

- know how to read territorial diversity in the provision of social and health services

- know how to use the language of the sociology of health and medicine appropriately

- know how to distinguish processes of change in organisational practices and health professions

- know how to read macro processes in health policies 

- know how to read social inequalities in health 

Program

The course is organised in three macro thematic areas that address the sociology of health and medicine on a micro, meso and macro level. 

At the micro level, the course will address the following topics

- the main sociological theories relating to the social construction of the body and the construction of illness

- the life course approach in the reading and interpretation of people's health and illness pathways

- the experience of illness as an object of sociological research and analysis in people's life courses

- the concepts of psychic suffering, madness and disability

- care practices and relationships in different health care settings. 

On a meso level, the course will cover the following topics 

- processes of change in family relationships faced with the experience of illness

- citizenship associations and the co-production of care

- territorial diversity in the provision of social and health services

- processes of change in organisational practices and health professions.

On a macro level, the course will address these themes 

- reform processes in health policies 

- social inequalities in health 

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and ability to understand: knowledge of the main lines of debate within the sociology of health and medicine. 

Applied knowledge and understanding: knowledge and understanding of the concepts and theories covered in the course. 

Autonomy of judgement: ability to critically evaluate the application of concepts to social practices, interpreting situations and contexts of health and illness. 

Communication skills: the ability to clearly express the course content by explaining the themes and concepts of the sociology of health and medicine. The ability to argue about issues and problems of health and illness. 

Ability to learn: Good autonomy in the ability to analyse the subject of health and illness through sociological lenses. 

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Lectures and active learning activities (comprehension quizzes, think-pair-share, brainstorming, ....).

Innovative teaching methods
Attendance

Attendance of at least 3/4 of the lesson hours

Course books

Students have the possibility to study on English course books: fix an appointment to discuss this with Angela Genova

Mario Cardano, Guido Giarelli, Giovanna Vicarelli ( a cura di) Sociologia della salute e delle medicina. Il Mulino, 2020 I seguenti capitoli:

 – I. La costruzione sociale del corpo.

- II. Salute e corsi di vita.

- III. La malattia tra esperienza, narrazione e struttura sociale.

- IV. Sofferenza psichica, follia, disabilità.

- XI. Politiche sanitarie e sistemi sanitari.

- XII. Le disuguaglianze sociali di salute.

Genova, A. (2023). DISABILITÀ Tra barriere istituzionali e violenza simbolica. Il Mulino.

Assessment

The expected learning outcomes will be evaluated through an oral exam and the presentation and discussion of a paper during the course, on a topic agreed with the teacher. The vote is expressed in thirtieths. The essay contributes to 1/3 of the overall weight of the final grade.

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Course books

Students have the possibility to study on English course books: fix an appointment to discuss this with Angela Genova

Mario Cardano, Guido Giarelli, Giovanna Vicarelli ( a cura di) Sociologia della salute e delle medicina. Il Mulino, 2020 I seguenti capitoli:

 – I. La costruzione sociale del corpo.

- II. Salute e corsi di vita.

- III. La malattia tra esperienza, narrazione e struttura sociale.

- IV. Sofferenza psichica, follia, disabilità.

- VI. Relazioni familiari, reti sociali e salute.

- VIII. L’integrazione dei servizi sociosanitari nelle comunità locali.

- X. Le configurazioni mutevoli delle professioni sanitarie.

- XI. Politiche sanitarie e sistemi sanitari.

- XII. Le disuguaglianze sociali di salute.

Genova, A. (2023). DISABILITÀ Tra barriere istituzionali e violenza simbolica. Il Mulino.

Assessment

The expected learning outcomes will be evaluated through an oral exam. The vote of the oral exam is expressed in thirtieths.

Disability and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD)

Students who have registered their disability certification or SLD certification with the Inclusion and Right to Study Office can request to use conceptual maps (for keywords) during exams.

To this end, it is necessary to send the maps, two weeks before the exam date, to the course instructor, who will verify their compliance with the university guidelines and may request modifications.

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