Curricular Unit:Code:
Anthroposociology of Health853ASA
Year:Level:Course:Credits:
2UndergraduateNursing2 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English26
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
(i) Acquire the theoretical and methodological bases of work/research in anthropology and sociology of health;
(ii) Acquire and develop knowledge and skills that allow discussing and evaluating a new paradigm in the analysis of health and illness both in sanitary spaces as social communities.
(iii) Be able to work “body”, the different parts and its symbolic meaning, in cultural and social context;
(iv) Develop a critical capability in relation to health policies, discerning their ideological and cultural bases, for the construction of a more just society;
(v) Improve oral and written comm
Syllabus:
1st Unit - Introductory considerations. Presentation of the syllabus. Methodologies of work and evaluation. 1. Anthropology, Sociology and health. 1.1. A critical approach to the concept of health as a legitimation of the relevance of health Antropo sociology. 1.2. Main concepts and foundations of anthropology and Sociology. Research methodologies and work in the social sciences and their using in the health field. 1.3. Anthropology and sociology in the field of health. 1.3.1 Fundamentals. 1.3.2. historical perspective. 1.3.3. Biomedical model. 1.3.4. Sociomedical model. 1.3.5. Social and cultural dimension of the concepts in health and disease.
2nd Unit – 2. The centrality of the body. An anthropology and sociology of the body. 2.1. The naturalist perspective. 2.2. Constructivist perspective. 2.3. Phenomenological perspective. 2.4. Body and emotions; pain and suffering. 2.4. Body as project.
3rst Unit – 3. Social experience of the disease. 3.1. Influence of social structure. 3.1.1.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
1.Theoretical subjects in the field of anthropology and sociology of health. These lectures enable students to acquire the basic concepts and the field of work, and that allows them to address other disciplinary fields of health subject.
2. Relationship between the body, disease, medical and laboratory practice, and the social, cultural and emotional expressions.
3.Challenges facing the contemporary society in its relation with health in medical institutions. Particular attention has been in social structures influence.
4.Particular attention to the social and cultural theories that inform health systems and social policies of access to health.
5.This unit helps students to have a critical analysis on the institutional organization of health, since the hospital structures to professions, which act in the health field.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Teaching methodology will include theoretical lecturing, research, reading and discussion of specific references, as well as thematic debating and critical reflection. Assessment will be continuous and based on a written test, a practical essay, an oral presentation and work discussion, as well as the students’ punctuality and attendance.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
1st unit – Theoretical exposition of contents the work area; individual and group debate of cases illustrating different problems of health. 2nd unit – Theoretical exposition of contents for characterization each field analysis; oral presentation and discussion of reading works. Integrate examples and scenarios that clarify the issues under review; to demonstrate oral and written communication skills of expert assessment contents; to show autonomy and responsible conduct in social practice with sanitarian work. 3rst unit – Theoretical exposition of contents for characterization each field analysis; oral presentation and discussion of reading works. Integrate examples and scenarios that clarify the issues under review; to demonstrate oral and written communication skills of expert assessment contents; to show autonomy and responsible conduct in social practice with minorities 4rst unit – Theoretical exposition of contents for characterization each field analysis; oral presentation and discussion of reading works. Integrate examples and scenarios that clarify the issues under review; to demonstrate oral and written communication skills of expert assessment contents; 5rst unit. – Theoretical exposition of contents for characterization each field analysis; oral presentation and discussion of reading works. Integrate examples and scenarios that clarify the issues under review; to demonstrate oral and written communication skills of expert assessment contents.
Reading:
ABREU, W.C. (2003). Saúde, doença e diversidade cultural. Lisboa: Piaget
ALVES, F. (2013), Saúde, Medicina e Sociedade. Uma visão sociológica, Lisboa, Pactor.
AUGÉ, M. (1986). “L’anthropologie de la maladie”. L’Homme, 97-98, XXVI, 1-2: 81-90.
BARROS, P. (2013), Pela sua Saúde, Lisboa. Lisboa: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.
BASTOS, C. ; LEVY, T. (1987). “Aspirinas, palavras, e cruzes: práticas médicas vistas pela antropologia”. Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais. n. º 23: 221-232.
BECKER, GARY S. and MURPHY, KEVIN M. (2000). Social Economics in a Social Environment, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
BISSONNETTE, L. et al. (2012). Neighbourhoods and potential access to health care: The role of spatial and aspatial factors. Health & Place 18: 841–853.
BURY, M. (2000) [1