Psychological bases of medical activity

B.3.22- Psychological bases of medical activity

Course Name

Code

Semester

Theory
(hours/week)

Application
(hours/week)

Credit

ECTS

Psychological bases of medical activity

B.3.22

4th

1

1

2

2

Prerequisites
Course language
English
Course type Elective 
Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategies Lecture
Discussion
Question and Answer
Instructor (s) Professor Dr. Osman Gokalp
Course objective

Behavioral science is a branch of the sciences which is concerned with the study of human and animal behavior. Behavioral science looks at individuals and their behavior along with the behavior of societies, groups, and cultures, and processes which can contribute to specific behaviors. It encompasses any of the various interrelated disciplines, such as psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and anthropology, that observe and study human activity, including psychological and emotional development, interpersonal relationships, values, and mores. It is a science taking on the bio-psycho-social-cultural-spiritual perspective. Learning behavioral science is an important part of becoming physicians. More and more, professional and accrediting organizations are explicitly endorsing the necessity of physicians being skilled and well trained in these areas. Physicians themselves are increasingly aware of the importance of behavioral health and psychiatric issues in their practices. No physician’s education would be complete without an understanding of the role played by behavioral, social and cultural factors in human health and disease, knowledge of the ways in which these factors can be modified, and an appreciation of how personal life experiences influence physician–patient relationships.

Learning outcomes

To familiarize the students with relevant issues in behavioral science

To teach the students to conceptualize patient problems by using a bio-psychosocial-cultural-spiritual formulation

To show the students how to apply the vast theoretical material through the use of problem based learning.

To prepare the students to obtain EXCELLENT scores on the NBME Behavioral.

Course Content

Talk’ng consultingly about course. What is our mission? Addressing key questions for health services behaviors.

Social life.

What is the role of social and behavioral science in physician – patient relations.

Individual and Population eating approaches.

Core Principals of Behavior from the Perspective of Radical Behaviorism.

Physician-patient relations based on health behavior and intention.

Social Ecology and Human Health Behavior.

Addictions.

Treatment of addictions.

World health statistics..

How do these different views of behavior fit together? Where do we go from here?

Visit to different social communities.

Presentations.

Presentations.

Project discussing.

References

Behavioral Science and Social Science; Kaplan Medical. Edition 2018 

World Health Statistics published by WHO. Latest Edition/

Course outline weekly

Weeks

Topics

Week 1 Epidemiology
Week 2 Substance related disorders
Week 3 Learning and behavior modification
Week 4 Defense mechanisms
Week 5 Psychologic health and testing
Week 6 Human development
Week 7 Physician-patient relations
Week 8 Midterm
Week 9 Life
Week 10 Family life
Week 11

Addictions

Week 12 Treatment of addictions
Week 13 Human groups and different communities.
Week 14 Practice 1 — Visit to different communities
Week 15 Practice 2 – Prepare to project such as about inclusivity
Week 16 Psychology of diet and obesity. Different eating behavioras.
Week 17 Presentations
Week 18 Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activities

Number

Percentage

Attendance

1

5

Laboratory

0

0

Application

0

0

Field activities

1

5

Specific practical training (Interactive case study and answer the questions practically)

1

5

Assignments

0

0

Presentation

1

5

Project

1

10

Seminar

0

0

Midterms

1

70

Total

100

Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes

0

60

Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes

0

40

Total

100

WORKLOAD AND ECTS CALCULATION

Activities

Number

Duration (hour)

Total Work Load

Course Duration (x16)

16

2

32

Laboratory

0

0

0

Application

0

0

0

Specific practical training (Interactive case study and answer the questions practically)

5

2

10

Field activities

0

0

0

Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)

4

2

8

Presentation / Seminar Preparation

2

1

2

Project

4

1

4

Homework assignment

0

0

0

Midterms (Study duration)

1

2

2

Final Exam (Study duration)

1

2

2

Total Workload

60

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning Outcomes Contrubition level*
1 2 3 4 5
  1. Explains the basic structure, development and physiological functioning of the body at the level of molecules, cells, tissues, organs and systems.

 X
  1. Defines the causes of diseases, mechanisms of occurrence and changes in affected organs with information based on scientific data.

X
  1. Evaluates and applies the principles of diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of diseases and epidemiology and reduction of common diseases in the community.

 X
  1. Evaluate national and international health systems in the context of health policies, finance and administration.

 X
  1. Know the research processes that constitute the basis of medical knowledge and have the knowledge of foreign language to follow the developments in this field.

X 
  1. Takes a medical history from the patient and, if necessary, from his relatives.

 X
  1. Performs physical examination of patients, evaluates clinical, laboratory and radiological and findings of common diseases and applies diagnosis and treatment processes using appropriate process steps.

  1. Recognizes life-threatening situations, makes appropriate first treatment and directs when necessary.

  1. Performs preventive medical services.

 X
  1. Keeps medical and forensic records in accordance with legal regulations, gives importance to the confidentiality of patient information and prepares and presents patient information when necessary.

 X
  1. Plans and performs the processes for the prevention and health promotion in the context of individuals and community.

 X
  1. Gain the competency to work independently and take responsibility in compulsory situations.

X
  1. Demonstrate a lifelong learning behavior towards professional and social changes.

X
  1. Fulfills his responsibilities as within the framework of professional values, ethical principles and legislations without discriminating on the basis of race, gender, religion, social and cultural.

X  
  1. Takes part in the teamwork with his colleagues and health care workers for the disease prevention and health promotion.

 X
  1. Follow the scientific and technological developments in medical practice.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest