Sociology of health and disease and multiculturalism
 
Module: Social Sciences
ECTS: 3
Contact hours – lectures: 30
Contact hours – seminar: 15
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Dr Simona Hvalič Touzery, Assistant Professor
Year of study: Second
Sociology of health and disease and multiculturalism

Contact hours – lectures: 30
Contact hours – seminar: 15
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Dr Simona Hvalič Touzery, Assistant Professor
Education providers:
  • Dr Simona Hvalič Touzery, Assistant Professor
  • Dr Katja Pesjak, Assistant
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
 
Subject-specific competences: Students:
  • will understand the paradigms and concepts of health and disease
  • will become familiar with health determinants
  • will get insight into the Slovenian, European and global dimensions of health inequalities and determinants
  • will understand the importance of multicultural competencies and their own cultural bias
  • will obtain new communication skills, related to the social dimension of health and disease

Knowledge and understanding:
  • understanding the social patterns of health and illness;
  • understanding the socio-psychological and global determinants of health and illness;
  • understanding the importance of multicultural competencies in nursing
  • understanding the implications of prejudices and stereotypes for the quality of nursing care
  • the capacity to apply key theoretical concepts to real life situations with patients and colleagues.
Mandatory references:
  • Ule, M., 2009. Spregledana razmerja. O družbenih vidikih sodobne medicine. Maribor: Aristej.
  • Denny, E. & Earle, S. Sociology for nurses. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Hvalič Touzery, S., 2014. In: S. Pivač, B. Skela Savič, S. Hvalič Touzery & S. Kalender Smajlović, eds. Klinično usposabljanje skozi EU direktivo in mednarodne standarde ter izkušnje v Sloveniji: količina in kakovost kliničnega usposabljanja: zbornik predavanj 8. šole za klinične mentorje, Jesenice, 18. 9. 2014. Jesenice: Fakulteta za zdravstvo, pp. 46-55.
  • Hvalič Touzery, S., Kalender Smajlović, S. & Smodiš, M., 2014. Multikulturne kompetence kliničnih mentorjev: rezultati projekta Soulbus. In: S. Pivač, B. Skela Savič, S. Hvalič Touzery & S. Kalender Smajlović, eds. Klinično usposabljanje skozi EU direktivo in mednarodne standarde ter izkušnje v Sloveniji: količina in kakovost kliničnega usposabljanja: zbornik predavanj 8. šole za klinične mentorje, Jesenice, 18. 9. 2014. Jesenice: Fakulteta za zdravstvo, pp. 56-64.
Recommended references:
  • Klemenc-Ketiš, Z., 2009. Medikalizacija. Učno gradivo za 26. učne delavnice za zdravnike družinske medicine. Družinska medicina, 7(Suppl. 4). Available at: http://www.drmed.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Medikalizacija.pdf
  • White, K., 2009. An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness. 2nd ed. London: Sage.
  • Kamin, T., 2006. Zdravje na barikadah: dileme promocije zdravja. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za družbene vede. Available at: http://knjigarna.fdv.si/s/u/pdf/188.pdf
  • Buzeti,  T., eds., 2011. Neenakosti v zdravju v Sloveniji. Ljubljana: Ministrstvo za zdravje. Available at: http://czr.si/files/neenakosti_v_zdravju_v_sloveniji_615.pdf
Study obligations:
  • 50% obligatory attendance at lectures
  • 100% obligatory attendance at seminars
Assessment methods:
  • written examination (50%)
  • seminar paper (50%)