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233045 SE Mental health and illness revisited (2018W)

Current perspectives from Science and Technology Studies

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mi, 3.10., 9:00-13:00 Uhr: 1. Einheit (inklusive Exkursion von 11:00-13:00 Uhr)

Mittwoch 03.10. 09:00 - 10:45 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Freitag 19.10. 09:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Freitag 16.11. 09:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Freitag 30.11. 09:30 - 15:30 Seminarraum STS, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien
Freitag 25.01. 09:30 - 11:30 STS Bibliothek, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/6. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Several national surveys in Europe and beyond report a raise in the number of people with mental disorder diagnosis. Public debates frequently relate this raise to the limits of treatment options, health insurance systems, mental health policies, mental health service provision, and labour markets, for instance. The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 to strengthen governance for mental health across the globe. Thus, mental health care is climbing higher and higher on the political agendas.
This seminar will introduce core readings within the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) that explore issues of mental health, disease, and illness from a variety of perspectives. Accordingly, we will engage with mental health categories and classifications, its practices and ambiguities, ranging from diagnosis and standardized classification schemes to disability laws and welfare policies. We will learn how the materiality of mental health and illness and of related care regimes (e.g. community care facilities or psychopharmaceuticals) can be successfully included in debates on the interdependence of science, society, biology, and culture. Further, we will examine how we might inquire into the relations of mental distress and urban living. Additionally the seminar aims at discussing current initiatives of collaborative research and intervention between the social sciences, the neurosciences or psychiatry, and the public. The program of the seminar includes an excursion to the 'Narrenturm' (The Fool’s Tower), which was one of the first asylums for the treatment of the so-called insane in Europe. Today the building houses the Collection of Anatomical Pathology of the Natural History Museum Vienna. We will visit this historical place during our first class session, on Oct 3. Please bring EUR 6,- for your admission ticket.
Throughout the seminar, students will improve their competence in key academic activities such as individual reading and writing, reviewing literature, discussing and commenting the work of peers, and spotting possible novel research directions in groups.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

To pass the seminar, students are expected to complete the following tasks:

a) Participate actively in class and in the excursion;
b) Read all of the seminar literature;
c) Prepare and moderate one part of the sessions (in groups);
d) Keep a notebook and comment on the entries of fellow students (in groups);
e) Write an instructed literature review and comment on the search results of fellow students (in groups);
f) Develop your work (seminar readings and discussions, entries in your notebook, and the literature review) into a final delivery (1.500 - 2.000 words);
g) Submit all work on time;
h) Adhere to the general standards of good academic practice;

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Grading Scheme
The grading scheme is based on a total of 100 points. These points will be awarded in relation to students’ performance in meeting the course learning aims in the different obligatory tasks.
The maximum number of points to be acquired for each task is:

Notebook and comments: 15 points, assessed individually,
feedback on request;
Literature review and comments: 15 points, assessed individually,
feedback on request;
Active participation: 10 points, assessed individually, feedback on request;
Session moderation: 20 points, assessed as group work,
feedback on request;
Final delivery: 40 points, assessed individually, feedback on request;

Minimum requirements
A minimum of 50 points is necessary to successfully complete the course. Failure to meet the attendance regulations, to deliver course assignments on time or to adhere to standards of academic work may result in a deduction of points.

Grades
100-87 points Excellent (1)
86-75 points Good (2)
74-63 points Satisfactory (3)
62-50 points Sufficient (4)
49-0 points Unsatisfactory (5) (fail)

Attendance
Presence and participation is compulsory. Absences of four hours at maximum are tolerated, provided that the lecturer is informed about the absence. Absences of up to eight hours in total may be compensated by either a deduction of grading points or/and extra work agreed with the lecturer. Whether compensation is possible is decided by the lecturer.
Absences of more than eight hours in total cannot be compensated. In this case, or if the lecturer does not allow a student to compensate absences of more than four hours, the course cannot be completed and is graded as a ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfil the attendance requirements on the student’s side (e.g. a longer illness). In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate this in a timely manner, and to provide relevant evidence to their claims if necessary. Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.

Important Grading Information
If not explicitly noted otherwise, all requirements mentioned in the grading scheme and the attendance regulations must be met. If a required task is not fulfilled, e.g. a required assignment is not handed in or if the student does not meet the attendance requirements, this will be considered as a discontinuation of the course. In that case, the course will be graded as ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfill the task on the student's side (e.g. a longer illness). In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate this in a timely manner, and to provide relevant evidence to their claims if necessary. Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.
If any requirement of the course has been fulfilled by fraudulent means, be it for example by cheating at an exam, plagiarizing parts of a written assignment or by faking signatures on an attendance sheet, the student's participation in the course will be discontinued, the entire course will be graded as ‘not assessed’ and will be entered into the electronic exam record as ‘fraudulently obtained’. Self-plagiarism, particularly re-using own work handed in for other courses, will be treated likewise.

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur


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Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:39