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SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS435 SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to examine the concepts such as health-related illness, health, health policies, medical science, biological citizenship, biopolitics in the social structure and to enable students to establish a causal relationship between community and health. In addition; it is aimed that the student will recognize the theoretical and practical approaches to generalizations by investigating these relations in the field of health sociology.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; definition of Health Sociology and the content of the field, the dimensions and historical development of the relationship between social sciences and medicine, the reason why we need the perspective of health sociology, understanding the importance of the field of view and evaluation, the change in the relationship between health and society and the historical origins of this change, the introduction of the first studies which are the source of health sociology, the concepts of health - disease and the definition of these concepts at the social level, personal and social meanings of the disease, revealing the cultural meanings of diseases and symptoms, understanding of the relationship between family, population, city, class and health, understanding the development of public health and its historical processes, evaluating the contribution to health sociology, a historical survey done on medicalizing processes, understanding of biopolitics concept within the framework of health sociology, health policy in Turkey and the understanding of the similarities-differences with Western society, evaluation of the health policies today and current studies in health sociology.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Defines the relationship between health and sociology, rememberS the concepts he/she learned about sociology giveS examples of how these concepts relate to health.
Uses the concepts of existing approaches in the field of health sociology.
Explains the historical origins of sociology of health and interdisciplinary structure with examples by interpreting the relationship between social sciences and medicine.
Interprets the historical development of public health and its relationship with social sciences by establishing causality
Compares the social contents of the concepts of disease and health on the basis of individual and social meanings.
Evaluates the relationship between the concepts of disease and health with sociological concepts such as population, city and family.
Researchs on the sociology of health in Turkey by supporting with the information he/she gained during the period

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Definition of Health Sociology and the content of the field Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
2 Reading Dimensions and historical development of the relationship between social sciences and medicine Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
3 Reading The reason why we need the perspective of health sociology, understanding the importance of the field of view and evaluation Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
4 Reading The change in the relationship between health and society and the historical origins of this change Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
5 Reading Introduction to the first studies which are the source of health sociology Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
6 Reading Concepts of health - disease and the definition of these concepts at the social level Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
7 Reading Personal and social meanings of the disease Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Revealing the cultural meanings of diseases and symptoms Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
10 Reading Understanding of the relationship between family, population, city, class and health Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
11 Reading Development of public health and its historical processes, evaluating the contribution to health sociology Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
12 Reading A historical survey done on medicalizing processes Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
13 Reading Understanding of biopolitics concept within the framework of health sociology Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
14 Reading Health policy in Turkey and the understanding of the similarities-differences with Western society Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
15 Reading Current studies in health sociology and evaluation of the health policies today Lecture, Question and Answer, Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Cirhinlioglu, Zafer. (2018). Saglik sosyolojisi. Istanbul: Nobel Publications
Foucault, Michel. (2016). Klinigin doğuşu. Ankara: Epos Publications
Lemke, Thomas. (2013). Biyopolitika. Istanbul: Iletisim Publications
Weiss, Gregory L., and Lynne E. Lonnquist. (2017)The sociology of health, healing, and illness. London: Routledge.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 12 4 48
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 6 6
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 4 4
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0