Psychology and sociology

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
M-PSI/01 MED/02 SPS/07
Learning objectives
- Acquisition of knowledge on the functioning of tissues, organs and systems under normal conditions with particular attention to the auditory phenomenon;
- Acquisition of the fundamental knowledge of molecular pathology processes, of the tissues of organs and systems, and of the main micro and macroscopic alterations of diseases;
- The student must know the determining causes and the most important pathogenetic mechanisms in diseases and the concept of aetiology-pathogenesis of human diseases;
- It must also acquire notions of clinical microbiology aimed at clarifying the concept of infectious disease as well as the most important specific diagnostic methods.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will know the elements related to the psychological, social and historical aspects of the health professions in order to be able to adequately place their profession in a complex context of relationships and operating networks.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

More specific information on the delivery modes of training activities for academic year 2021/22 will be provided over the coming months, based on the evolution of the public health situation.
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is required
Assessment methods and Criteria
The final exam consists of a single written test. Specifically, the student is asked to answer three open questions. The questions have a predominantly theoretical content. The evaluation is expressed in thirtieths (for example 30/30 or 30 and praise / 30) and takes into account the exposure (logic of the paper) and merit (knowledge and content). The results will be communicated to the students, giving the possibility to the student to reject the vote, and to the secretariat. These results will be recorded as a result of an average of the marks obtained in each course that makes up the course.
General psychology
Course syllabus
- Health and different approaches to health: Biomedical model and Biopsychosocial model
- psychology as a bio-psycho-social science: definition, main theoretical and methodological approaches in psychology. Experimental, developmental, social, clinical and health psychology.
- stress: definition and characteristics. The biopsychosocial model of stress. Chronic and acute stressful situations. Physiological and psychological responses to stress, coping and coping strategies.
- Stress health & illness. Stress and hearing loss (deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus)
- Motivations and emotions. Characteristics of emotions and their components; Primary or basic emotions and secondary or complex emotions; emotion regulation and management.
Emotional intelligence, empathy and their characteristics and development; relationship between cognitive, emotional and relational development.
- basic characteristics of Interpersonal communication, verbal and non-verbal communication, communication and auditory impairment, hints on pragmatic of human communication
Teaching methods
Lectures supported by powerpoint presentations.
Teaching Resources
Materiale in formato power point distribuito nel corso delle lezioni e altro materiale didattico fornito dal docente
Power point material supplied during lectures other materials provided by the lecturer.
General sociology
Course syllabus
Introduction to sociology as a social science
Basic skills
Social historical excursus
Functionalism (A. Comte, E. Durkeim, T. Parsons, R.K. Merton)
Conflict theories, critical theory (K. Marx, M. Weber, R. Dahrendorf, "Frankfurt School")
Action theory (M. Weber, G. M.H. Mead, I. Goffman)
Relational theories (G. Simmel, "Chicago School", N. Elias, G. Bateson, E. Morin)
Recent sociological perspectives
Integrated vision (systemic-relational)
Sociological analysis of health and health organization
The new health sociology and the welfare state
Impact of e-health on health work
Work well-being - (Ostroff's dimensions - Deep acting and Surface acting techniques)
Work-related stress (mobbing and the Ege-burnout method and Helping profession)
Social Relations and Communication
Communication and Network Society
Focus: E.Goffman microsociology, communication processes, influence of the network-society in contemporary culture
Communication styles
Effective communication techniques, assertive training
The working group
Relational circuits, climate and culture
Work motivation theories (from F.W.Taylor to Maslow, Alderfer and McClelland's theories of needs)
Career development
Change and conflict
Teaching methods
The lessons include the use of the Teams platform in synchronous mode, integrated by work-groups and focus-groups as well as web research
Teaching Resources
The teacher provides slides that comprehensive retrace the topics covered in the lesson. The adoption of the text is no required. For any further information that the student deems appropriate it is recommended: Bagnasco A., Barbagli M., Cavalli A., 2004 Elementi di sociologia, Il Mulino.
Medical history
Course syllabus
Origins and significance of Medicine and History of Medicine. Medieval and Renaissance Medicine. Systematic anatomy, animated anatomy, microscopic anatomy.
Enlightenment and public health. The birth of the clinic and its instruments (semeiotics, diagnostics and therapy). The problems of surgery and their resolution: analgesia, anesthesia, asepsis and antisepsis.
XX century: new concepts, instruments and therapies.
The Specialized Institute for the Complete Treatment of Deafness and the first Italian Centre for Acoustic, Phonetic and Labiological Rehabilitation founded in Milan in the early twentieth century.
Teaching methods
The lessons will include face-to-face lessons.
Teaching Resources
Storia della Medicina /History of Medicine
Bock G., Quaderno di Storia della Medicina e della Chirurgia, Rudiano (BS), GAM Editrice, 2004
Melzi U., Come è sorto e come funziona l'Istituto Specializzato per il Trattamento completo della Sordità e Primo Centro Italiano di Rieducazione acustica, fonetica e labiologica. Tipografia Ditta F. Fossati. Milano, [dopo il 1929].
General psychology
M-PSI/01 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
General sociology
SPS/07 - GENERAL SOCIOLOGY - University credits: 2
Lessons: 20 hours
Medical history
MED/02 - MEDICAL HISTORY - University credits: 1
Lessons: 10 hours