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

Course director

Dr. József VARGA (jozsef.varga@aok.pte.hu), assistant professor

Department of Behavioural Sciences

Subject data

Code of subject: OAE-MAO-T  |  2 credit  |  General Medicine |  Elective module  |  spring

Prerequisites: OAP-MT5-T completed

Number of hours/semester

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

Course headcount limitations

min. 5 – max. 16 person

Topic

Strong evidences support that health condition, illness and life expectancies are determined by the individual's life style and behaviour. Patients' illness behaviour and coping abilities have an impact on the outcome of illness and rehabilitation. This course introduces into the processes of health behaviour and behaviour changing focusing on the therapeutic aspects of chronic diseases and specific clinical fields.

Lectures

Practices

Seminars

  • 1. Models of health and illness. Influence of behaviour on health and illness.
  • 2. Models of health and illness. Influence of behaviour on health and illness.
  • 3. Relationship, understanding, compliance, adherence in the practice of behavioural medicine.
  • 4. Relationship, understanding, compliance, adherence in the practice of behavioural medicine.
  • 5. Behavioural and psychological aspects of chronic illness.
  • 6. Behavioural and psychological aspects of chronic illness.
  • 7. Psychosocial risk factors and psychological rehabilitation of cardiovascular diseases.
  • 8. Psychosocial risk factors and psychological rehabilitation of cardiovascular diseases.
  • 9. Psychosomatics of gastrointestinal diseases and eating disorders.
  • 10. Psychosomatics of gastrointestinal diseases and eating disorders.
  • 11. Psychological reactions, risk factors and coping in oncological diseases. Psychoimmunology.
  • 12. Psychological reactions, risk factors and coping in oncological diseases. Psychoimmunology.
  • 13. Psychological issues in gynecology and pulmonology.
  • 14. Psychological issues in gynecology and pulmonology.
  • 15. Pain, psychological methods of pain management.
  • 16. Pain, psychological methods of pain management.
  • 17. Behavioural medicine in treatment of dependencies.
  • 18. Behavioural medicine in treatment of dependencies.
  • 19. Cognitive approaches in behavioural medicine.
  • 20. Cognitive approaches in behavioural medicine.
  • 21. Behavioural methods in general practice, behaviour change.
  • 22. Behavioural methods in general practice, behaviour change.
  • 23. Behaviour, culture and illness.
  • 24. Behaviour, culture and illness.

Reading material

Obligatory literature

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Literature developed by the Department

Handouts, publications, additional materials, presentations. Materials are available on Neptun.

Notes

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Recommended literature

Feldman, M. D., Christensen, J.F. (eds.): Behavioral Medicine: A Guide for Clinical Practice, Fourth Edition, McGrow - Hill, 2014.
Csabai, M., Molnar, P.: Health, Illness and Care. A Textbook of Medical Psychology, Springer Orvosi Kiadó, Budapest, 2000.
Kaptein, A., Weinman, J. (eds.): Health Psychology, BPS Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

Conditions for acceptance of the semester

According to Code of Studies and Examinations.

Mid-term exams

Presentation of a topic + written final test.

Making up for missed classes

Additional homework or presentation.

Exam topics/questions

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Examiners

Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars

  • Dr. Varga József