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Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2019-2020

Course director

Dr. János KÁLLAI (janos.kallai@aok.pte.hu), professor

Department of Behavioural Sciences

Subject data

Code of subject: OAE-EPS-T  |  2 credit  |  General Medicine |  Elective module  |  both semesters

Prerequisites: -

Number of hours/semester

0 lectures + 0 practices + 24 seminars = total of 24 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 5 – max. 16 person

Topic

Health psychology is concerned with the study of psychological processes related to health, illness and health care. It provides a theoretical and practical health-focused approach to people's well-being. Health psychology studies behavioral factors that influence the health conditions and maintenance of health. Addresses the issues of health promotion, prevention, life events, coping and social support. Deals with the adjustment processes and quality of life in chronic illness, hospitalization and medical care. Furthermore, health psychology emphasizes the importance of the health of health care providers, the prevention of burn out and other professional-related risks.

Lectures

Practices

Seminars

  • 1. Theories and development of health. Health believes and attributions. Healthy personality.
  • 2. Theories and development of health. Health believes and attributions. Healthy personality.
  • 3. Concepts of health psychology, positive thinking
  • 4. Concepts of health psychology, positive thinking
  • 5. Stress and health. Primary prevention
  • 6. Stress and health. Primary prevention
  • 7. Coping, problem­focused and emotion­focused coping
  • 8. Coping, problem­focused and emotion­focused coping
  • 9. Ageing, life­span and health
  • 10. Ageing, life­span and health
  • 11. Gender issues, culture and health
  • 12. Gender issues, culture and health
  • 13. Relaxation and other stress­management methods
  • 14. Relaxation and other stress­management methods
  • 15. Adjustment to chronic illness. Patients' understanding and compliance
  • 16. Adjustment to chronic illness. Patients' understanding and compliance
  • 17. Quality of life and psychological interventions in chronic illness
  • 18. Quality of life and psychological interventions in chronic illness
  • 19. Hospitalization and stressful medical procedures
  • 20. Hospitalization and stressful medical procedures
  • 21. Health of medical students, professional socialization as a source of stress
  • 22. Health of medical students, professional socialization as a source of stress
  • 23. Health of health care professionals: prevention of burn out.
  • 24. Health of health care professionals: prevention of burn out.

Reading material

Obligatory literature

-

Literature developed by the Department

Presentations, handouts, publications, additional materials, available on Neptun.

Notes

-

Recommended literature

Csabai-Molnár: Health, Illness and Care. Springer, Bp., 2000.
Kaptein A., Weinman, J.: Health Psychology, BPS Blackwell, 2004.
Camis, P.M., Knight, S.J.: Clinical Handbook of Health Psychology, Hogrefe and Huber, 2004.
Friedman H.S., Cohen Silver, R.: Foundations of Health Psychology, Oxford, 2007.

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

According to Code of Studies and Examination.

Mid-term exams

Presentation of a topic + written final test.

Making up for missed classes

Additional homework or presentation.

Exam topics/questions

-

Examiners

Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Kállai János
  • Dr. Varga József