Social Medicine and Medical Ethics

 

„Social Medicine and Medical Ethics" (SMME) is taught in the following semester: IV.
Forms and methods of education: lectures, seminars, discussions, solving cases, implementation of a task.

ANOTATION OF THE COURSE:
SMME course gives an opportunity for gaining theoretical knowledge and competence about:

  • Public health specific features, its measuring and factors that influence it;
  • Methods of scientific research;
  • Moral principles that regulate professional activity of the dental doctor.

OBJECTIVE OF THE CURRICULUM:
Generating basic knowledge about global problems of public health and their solving as well as abilities for solving ethical conflict situations in professional practice.

CURRICULUM TASKS:

  • Generating basic knowledge about modern concept related to health;
  • Generating basic knowledge about health social factors, measuring of Public health, health risk groups, tendencies in development of health condition of particular public groups;
  • Introduction to methods of scientific research – collecting and analyzing literature data, formulating aim, analyzing the results;
  • Forming knowledge about basic principles in medical ethics, standards for good dental practice, requirements in ethical codex of Bulgarian Dental Association, ethical norms in dental medicine as a part of international documents;
  • Acquiring abilities for solving conflicts of moral essence in clinical practice.

SUBSIDIARY INSTRUMENTS FOR TEACHING: 
Multimedia, slides, problems for interpretation.

PRELIMINARY REQUIREMENTS
Not necessary.

EXPECTED RESULTS:
After completing the course students are supposed to know social aspects of Public health, methods of scientific research and moral principles in medical ethics.

Forming of marks:

  • giving marks for students’ activity during the course;
  • examination during the session.