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Altered States of Consciousness in the Somatic Medicine

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

Course director

Dr. István TIRINGER (istvan.tiringer@aok.pte.hu), assistant professor

Department of Behavioural Sciences

Subject data

Code of subject: OSF-MTS-T  |  2 credit  |  Dentistry |  Optional module  |  both semesters

Prerequisites: -

Number of hours/semester

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

Course headcount limitations

min. 5 – max. 15 person

Topic

The aim of the course is to provide insight for the students about the possible types and causes of altered states of consciousness in the somatic medicine. The newest genetic and imaging studies bring medicine nearer to a deeper level understanding of consciousness, while the experiences gained from the medical practice gives us useful support in recognizing that the impact of illnesses, fears and hospital surroundings make the patients more sensitive to the statements of doctors. Utilizing these knowledge can provide optimalization for the doctor-patient communication, thus creating more understanding and a better healing surrounding, which can lead to a greater satisfaction and faster rehabilitation between patients.

Lectures

Practices

Seminars

  • 1. Altered states of consciousness, types and definitions
  • 2. Altered states of consciousness, types and definitions
  • 3. Hypnosis and suggestions
  • 4. Hypnosis and suggestions
  • 5. Placebo and nocebo
  • 6. Placebo and nocebo
  • 7. Anxiety, fears and coping strategies
  • 8. Anxiety, fears and coping strategies
  • 9. Illness awareness and illness processing
  • 10. Illness awareness and illness processing
  • 11. The psychology of pain
  • 12. The psychology of pain
  • 13. Non-pharmacological pain therapy
  • 14. Non-pharmacological pain therapy
  • 15. Dissociation, definitions and adaptive forms
  • 16. Dissociation, definitions and adaptive forms
  • 17. Altered consciousness while suffering loss
  • 18. Altered consciousness while suffering loss
  • 19. Rapport building situations in the medical praxis
  • 20. Rapport building situations in the medical praxis
  • 21. Involvement of the healer: empathy and burnout
  • 22. Involvement of the healer: empathy and burnout
  • 23. Summary
  • 24. Summary

Reading material

Obligatory literature

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Literature developed by the Department

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Notes

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Recommended literature

Varga K. (ed.): Beyond the Words: Communication and Suggestion in Medical Practice, ELTE Eötvös Press, Budapest, 2011
James, U.: Clinical Hypnosis Textbook: A Guide for Practical Intervention, Radcliffe Publishing Ltd, Oxford, 2010
Kroger, W. S.: Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis in Medicine, Dentistry and Psychology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2008
Cardena, E., Winkelman, M. (eds.): Altering Consciousness: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Volume 1: History, Culture, and the Humanities. Volume 2: Biological and Psychological Perspectives, Praeger Publishers, Santa Barbara, CA, 2012

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

Maximum of 25 % absence allowed. Active work and one presentation from the given topics is obligatory. Written exam at the end of the course.

Mid-term exams

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Making up for missed classes

Should be discussed with the course tutor in each individual case.

Exam topics/questions

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Examiners

Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Tiringer István
  • Trixler Dániel