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Medical doctor and society 3

Course Code :1016GENGE3
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:48
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Guido Van Hal
Filip Van Den Eede
Koen De Schrijver
Jan Verlooy
Kristin Hendrickx
Jo Lebeer
Heidi Theeten
Inge Glazemakers
Antoon De Schryver
Bernard Landmeters
Ulrik Van Soom

3. Course contents *

Medical sociology - social medicine-public health - Social security:

  •  It explains what social medicine and public health stand for, how it has grown, what the successes have been and what the challenges are for the future. Many examples are given here. The possibilities for future doctors to work in social medicine and public health are explained.
  • It explains how social security originated, what it is, how it is financed and what the differences are with private insurance.
  • Some behavioral explanation models are explained with examples. Then we look at how this translates into a scientific publication, in which it becomes clear how scientific practice translates theoretical concepts into concrete survey questions ("operationalization").
  • Public Health:
  • Public health general introduction
  • Public health nationally and regionally
  • Example case with aspects of prevention, intervention and analysis
  • Public health international: presentation of some international institutions
  • Youth Healthcare:
  • The system of organized preventive care for children as it exists in Flanders is explained and framed, the specific role of the youth health doctor is presented and illustrated, and a number of preventive programs are discussed.
  • Diversity:
  • Models of disability: medical model / citizenship model
  • Rights and possibilities
  • ICF
  • Quality of life
  • LGBs and health care
  • Medical psychology:
  • Neurobiology stress and pain
  • Brain-gut axis and visceral hypersensitivity
  • Psychocardiology
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Sleep and health
  • Psychosomatics in children and adolescents