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School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNITY, WELLNESS PROMOTION, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Course unit
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH
PSN1032512, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNITY, WELLNESS PROMOTION, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
PS2381, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolapsicologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-PS2381-000ZZ-2019-PSN1032512-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge SABRINA CIPOLLETTA M-PSI/05

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSN1032512 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH SABRINA CIPOLLETTA PS1089

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 07/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 CIPOLLETTA SABRINA (Presidente)
SPAGNOLLI ANNA (Membro Effettivo)
STABLUM FRANCA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Social and Clinical Psychology
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course, students will:
1. Have a broad and critical understanding of the social construction of health and illness
2. Be able to apply the principles and tools of the social psychological of health to everyday life
3. Have mastered theories and methodologies for the psychosocial analysis of healthcare events (e.g. illness, birth, and death)
4. Have mastered methods for the analysis of the experience of the ill persons and their caregivers
5. Have mastered methods for the psychosocial analysis of healthcare contexts.
Examination methods: The student may choose between written or oral examination.
The written examination will last two hours and it will be composed of two open questions dealing with:
1. the handbook;
2. one of the articles.

The oral examination will be a discussion on the suggested texts for the examination lasting 15-30 minutes.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation will be based on three parametres:
1) how much and how well book and articles will have been studied;
2) how much the answers will be clear and coherent with the question
3) how much the student will have personally elaborated the knowledge acquired during the teaching
Course unit contents: 1. The understanding of health and illness within a systemic and constructivist perspective
2. The analysis of personal action going beyond mind-body distinction
3. Illness experience
4. Caregiving
5. Communication in healthcare contexts
6. Childbirth and death experiences within health care contexts
7. Some examples of psycho-social intervention.

The theoretical background and some application fields will be presented. In the mean time clinical examples will be analyzed and research and psychosocial intervention tools will be offered to operate within health care contexts.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The active and collaborative participation of the students will be encoraged also by proposing role-playing and practical experiences.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Morrison V., Bennett P., An Introduction to Health Psychology. Pearson, 2016 (CHAPTER 1,2,5, 9,10, 14, 15)
Cipolletta, S. (2013). Construing in action: Experiencing embodiment. Journal of constructi-vist psychology, 26, 293-305. DOI: 10.1080/10720537.2013.812770.
Cipolletta, S., Gammino, G., & Palmieri, A. (2017). Illness trajectories in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: How illness progression is related to life narratives and interpersonal relationships. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26, 5033-5043. doi: 10.1111/jocn.14003
Cipolletta, S., & Sperotto, A. (2012). From the Hospital organization to the childbirth practice: Italian women’s experiences. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 30, 326-336. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2012.707777
Cipolletta S., & Oprandi N. (2014). What is a good death? Health professionals’ narrations on end-of-life care. Death Studies, 38, 20-27. doi:10.1080/07481187.2012.707166
Cipolletta, S., Shams, M., Tonello, F., & Pruneddu, A. (2013). Caregiver of patients with cancer: anxiety, depression and distribution of dependences. Psycho-oncology, 22, 133–139. doi: 10.1002/pon.2081.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Ripamonti C.A, Clerici C.A., Psicologia e salute. Bologna: IL Mulino, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cipolletta S., Oprandi N., What is a good death? Health professionals’ narrations on end-of-life care.Death Studies. 38: 20-27, 2014.
  • Cipolletta, S., Gammino, G., & Palmieri, A., Illness trajectories in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Clinical Nursing 26: 5033-5043, 2017.
  • Cipolletta S., Shams M., Tonello F., Pruneddu A., Caregiver of patients with cancer: anxiety, depression and distribution of dependences. Psycho-oncology. 22: 133–139, 2013.
  • Cipolletta S., Sperotto A., From the Hospital organization to the childbirth practice: Italian women’s experiences. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. 30: 326-336, 2012.
  • Cipolletta S., Construing in action: Experiencing embodiment. Journal of constructivist psycology. 26(4): 293-305, 2013.

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  • Working in group
  • Questioning
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  • Flipped classroom
  • Peer feedback
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being