Biology and Sociology of Chronic Diseases-E2

科目ナンバリング U-LAS40 10010 LE26 開講年度・開講期 2021 ・ 前期
単位数 2 単位 授業形態 講義
配当学年 全回生 対象学生 全学向
使用言語 英語 曜時限 金3
教員 POUDYAL,Hemant (医学研究科 講師)
授業の概要・目的 In this course, we will explore the social and environmental factors that affect chronic diseases. In each lecture, we will discuss some social factors using specific chronic diseases as examples (in brackets below). Additionally, national policies of various countries, including Japan, will be discussed for the management of chronic diseases.
The class format includes lectures, short videos, and group discussions of case examples.

到達目標 1. To understand the social and environmental determinants of disease and illness.
2. To understand the impact of health policies and how they affect human health.
3. To critically examine how changing public perception may impact chronic diseases.
授業計画と内容 In principle, the course will be offered along the following plan. However, the order or the number of times for each theme may change depending on the course's progression or handling of current topics.

1. Course introduction
2. Social class, race/ethnicity, and gender as social determinants of health (e.g., diabetes and obesity)
3. Aging as a social determinant of health (e.g., Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease)
4. Role of social stress in health (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder)
5. Food as a determinant of health (e.g., cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and respiratory diseases)
6. Environmental determinants of health (e.g., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
7. Social factors influencing the decision to seek professional healthcare (e.g., Cancer)
8. Impact of medical innovations on health (e.g., stroke and age-related diseases)
9. & 10. Impact of government health policy and medical innovation on chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular diseases)
11. A health policy success story (e.g., tobacco and cancer)
12. A health policy failure story (e.g., diabetes and obesity)
13. Role of media in social health perception (e.g., “health miracles”)
14. Role of the legal system in social health perception (e.g., alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana)
15. Feedback
成績評価の方法・観点 Active class participation and group discussions 30%
Term paper 70%
履修要件 特になし
授業外学習(予習・復習)等 Students are expected to attend classes, complete the assigned reading and writing, and contribute to discussions.
参考書等 Reference materials will be provided during the class.