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Physician and society 4

Course Code :2014GENGE1
Study domain:Medicine
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:38
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Guido Van Hal
Philippe Beutels
Jan Verlooy
Kristin Hendrickx
Inge Glazemakers

3. Course contents *

Following topics will be handled during this learning line:
-          Introduction in the organisation of the healthcare in Belgium
-          The Belgian National Institute for Health and Invalidity Insurance (‘Rijksinstituut voor Ziekte- en Invaliditeitsverzekering’)
-          Financing of the healthcare
-          Organisation of the authorities concerning healthcare in Belgium
-          Belgian particularities concerning healthcare
-          Belgian healthcare and comparison with other countries
-          Medical sociology: theory applied to a specific example
-          Health behaviour: participating in cancer-screening
-          Health economics: determinants of health and health production
-          Health economics: demand and supply on the market of health and care
-          Health economics: health-related quality of life
-          Health economics: assessment and evolution of healthcare costs
-          Health economics: Concepts cost-effectiveness, cost-utility and cost-benefit ratio
-          Health economics: Economic evaluation as an instrument for decision making
-          Health economics: Tensions between efficiency and equity
-          Concepts migration, history of migration and culture
-          Epidemiology of medicine in different cultures
-          Differential effects of treatment in different cultures
-          Intercultural communication and mediation
-          Context wherein certain ethnical groups live
-          Influence of origin of the patient on his/her ideas about health, sickness, healthcare, reference framework, norms and values
-          Becoming conscious of own ideas about health, healthcare, reference framework, norms and values
-          Learning to recognise own prejudices and tendencies to stereotype
-          Regulations and healthcare concerning asylum seekers and illegals
-          Traditional medical practices