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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: OAP-MT5-T  |  2 credit  |  General Medicine |  Pre-clinical module  |  autumn

Prerequisites: OAA-EL2-T completed , OAA-SZO-T completed , OAP-NEP-T parallel

Exam course: no

Number of hours/semester

14 lectures + 14 practices + 0 seminars = total of 28 hours

Course headcount limitations

min. 1 – max. 160 person

Topic

The course is an introduction to the psychological aspects of medicine, care, and doctor-patient relationship. Understanding the role of personality, the impact of communication and relationship will provide a more effective therapy and care in medical practice. Main issues: subject of medical psychology, its place in the sciences and medicine. Theories on personality and personality development, concept of mental health. Stress, anxiety, adjustment. Communication and its disorders in the doctor-patient relationship; empathy, interview. Psychology of doctor-patient relationship. Reactions to illness. Coping, risk factors, psychosomatics. Medical psychology in clinical disciplines. Death and dying, grief reactions. Health of the healers, prevention of burn out.

Lectures

  • 1. Introduction to medical psychology. Its place in the sciences and in the medicine - Dr. Birkás Béla
  • 2. Critical stages of personality development regarding health and illness - Dr. Birkás Béla
  • 3. Health protective and risk factors of personality. - Dr. Varga József
  • 4. Doctor-patient communication. - Hartung István
  • 5. Models of doctor-patient relationship - Dr. Varga József
  • 6. Stress, stress management, coping - Dr. Tiringer István
  • 7. Pain and pain management - Gács Boróka
  • 8. Psychosomatics - Dr. Tiringer István
  • 9. Psychoimmunology, psychooncology - Dr. Tiringer István
  • 10. Psychosocial factors in cardiovascular diseases - Dr. Varga József
  • 11. Case study approach in the medicine - Dr. Kállai János
  • 12. Death, dying, grief - Dr. Varga József
  • 13. Health of the healers. Prevention of burn out. - Dr. Varga József
  • 14. Overview, summary. - Dr. Birkás Béla

Practices

  • 1. Approaches of personality. Process and disorders of socialisation. Mental health.
  • 2. Approaches of personality. Process and disorders of socialisation. Mental health.
  • 3. Affective and cognitive functions of personality. Stress, frustration and their impact. Adjustment.
  • 4. Affective and cognitive functions of personality. Stress, frustration and their impact. Adjustment.
  • 5. Disorders of communication. Interview, supportive techniques, empathy.
  • 6. Disorders of communication. Interview, supportive techniques, empathy.
  • 7. Doctor-patient communication, first encounter, history taking.
  • 8. Doctor-patient communication, first encounter, history taking.
  • 9. Anxiety, its sources and symptoms. Psychological factors in somatic illness, psychosomatic diseases.
  • 10. Anxiety, its sources and symptoms. Psychological factors in somatic illness, psychosomatic diseases.
  • 11. Psychological reactions to illness. Dynamics, management. Cognitive and supportive techniques of behavioral change
  • 12. Psychological reactions to illness. Dynamics, management. Cognitive and supportive techniques of behavioral change
  • 13. Psychological aspects of fatal illness, grief, pathological grief reactions.
  • 14. Psychological aspects of fatal illness, grief, pathological grief reactions.

Seminars

Reading material

Obligatory literature

Csabai, M., Molnar, P.: Health, Illness and Care. A Textbook of Medical Psychology, Springer Orvosi Kiadó, Budapest, 2000.

Literature developed by the Department

Handout of lectures and practices, avaiable on Neptun Meet Street.

Notes

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Recommended literature

Kaptein, A., Weinman, J. (eds.): Health Psychology, BPS Blackwell Publishing, 2004.
John L. Coulehan and Marian R. Block: The Medical Interview, 5th edition, 2006.
Feldman, M. D., Christensen, J.F. (eds.): Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice, Forth Edition, McGrow-Hill, 2014.
Ayers, S.; de Visser, R.: Psyhology for Medicine, SAGE, 2011.

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

According to the Code of Studies and Examinations.

Mid-term exams

-

Making up for missed classes

Additional practices and homework.

Exam topics/questions

Final exam:
A) Written test: it consists 60 questions. AND
B) Oral exam: a theoretical question and a problem based complex case study analysis. A patient's case history is presented as a question. The student should to explain the possible bio-psycho-social context of the case history and demonstrate the possible alternatives of the management of the given problems.
Grade construction:
The final grade is the average of the grades of written and oral exam parts.
Further details about the exam can be found at the Neptun.

Examiners

  • Dr. Birkás Béla
  • Dr. Füzesi Zsuzsanna
  • Dr. Kállai János
  • Dr. Tiringer István
  • Dr. Varga József
  • Gács Boróka
  • Hartung István

Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Birkás Béla
  • Dr. Tiringer István
  • Dr. Varga József
  • Gács Boróka
  • Hartung István