Naziv kolegija Medical Sociology
Šifra kolegija 3218
ECTS 2.0
Status Obavezni kolegij
Izvedba nastave P20/S20
Izvođači kolegija prof. dr. sc. Stjepan Orešković, Voditelj predmeta
izv. prof. dr. sc. Ivana Božičević, Nastavnik
doc. dr. sc. Tea Vukušić Rukavina, Nastavnik
prof. dr. sc. Miroslav Mastilica, Nastavnik
Studij Medicina (na engleskom jeziku)
Opće napomene o predmetu i organizaciji nastave

Name of the course: MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY

Type of teaching: interactive lectures and seminars

Course duration: 10 weeks (06 May 2019 – 17 May 2019).

Struktura predmeta

Lectures (L):     20 hours

Seminars (S):    20 hours

Practicals (P):

Total:                  40 hours

Plan i satnica

Lecture topics:

  1. Medical sociology: subject, origin and development
  2. Normal and pathological
  3. Health & diseases
  4. Mental diseases and/or mental disorders
  5. Mental institution and involuntary hospitalization of mentally ill patients
  6. Stress and social support
  7. Social inequality in health and health care
  8. Health behavior
  9. Roles and relationships between patients and doctors
  10. Medical professions

Seminar topics:

  1. Introduction to seminar topics
  2. Alcohol use and abuse - sociological approach
  3. Effectiveness of comprehensive tobacco control programs in reducing smoking
  4. Substance abuse/drug abuse - prevention and treatment in public health perspective
  5. Domestic violence
  6. Euthanasia: pro and contra
  7. Transplantation surgery
  8. Involuntary hospitalization
  9. Contemporary health systems - comparison
  10. Roles and relationships between patients and doctors
  11. Disease as a metaphor
  12. Stress and social support – PTSD
  13. Medicine and media
  14. AIDS – Sociological approach
  15. Alternative medicine (pro and contra)
  16. Patients’ rights
  17. Hospitals and patients of the future
  18. Doctor-patient communication
  19. Professional socialization of medical students
  20. Preparation for written exam
Provjera znanja

Final exam:

  • Written exam: in a form of an essay. Detailed instructions about writing the essay will be provided during seminars, list of essay subjects will be available at the LMS site of the Department.
  • Practical value assessment of the work (i.e. seminar that a student can choose and present to his colleagues) accounts for the final grade in the exam

B. Types of examination and examination dates

Regular terms



May 18th 2018 8:00 AM Hall B


June 14th 2018,10:00AM,Hall B

Autumn I.

September 7th 2018

Autumn II.

September 21th 2018

Additional terms



Nastavno štivo

A.    Obligatory

  1. Cockerham W. , Medical Sociology, 9th Edition, Prentice Hall, NY, 2003
  2. Bird CE, Conrad P, Fremont AM (Editors); Handbook of Medical Sociology; Fifth edition, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NY, 2000
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