Winter public health school "Family in public health"

February 19 - March 2, 2001

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February, 19. Life Cycle

9.00-9.30 Course opening

9.30-10.00 Family and Public Health O.Kuznetsova

10.00-12.00 Life cycle. S.Plavinski

12.00-12.45 Life cycle. Workgroups - physicians training for work with dying patients and their relatives. Is it physicians task at all? (Ivan Illich's idea about medicalization of death)

13.40-16.40 Child development. V.Medvedev

16.40-17.30 Workgroups - Adolescents social adaptation. Family role.

February, 20. Family Sociology

9.30 - 10.00 Groups report

10.00-12.00 Introduction to family sociology - S.L.Plavinski

12.00-12.45 Workgroups - Health and family structure changes in Russia. Good and bad in family atomization and nuclearization.

13.40-16.40 Family and illness. T.Reshetova

16.40-17.30 Workgroups - family role and development and preventing illnesses.

February, 21 Genetic and reproductive epidemiology

9.30-10.00 Groups report

10.00-12.00 Genetic epidemiology (Paul Lichtenstein, Karolinska, Sweden)

12.00-12.45 Workgroups - what influence will genetic have on health. Eugenics

13.40-16.40 Reproductive epidemiology (2 hours) N.Kornilov

16.40-17.30 Workgroups - Tasks for genetic epidemiology in Russia

February, 22 Reproduction and Health

9.30-10.00 Groups report (30 minutes)

10.00-12.00 Reproductive health. Infertility risk factors. N.Kornilov

12.00-12.45 Workgroups - Family planning. Should we reimburse infertility treatment?

13.40-16.40 Sexual health of family A.Osnizkii

16.40-17.30 Workgroups - Is there connection between sexual education, availability of pornographic materials and health of nation?

February, 23 февраля. Nutrition Epidemiology

9.00-9.30 Groups report (1 hour)

9.30-10.00 Family and cancer. G.Wennstrom (Sweden)

10.00-12.00 Introduction to healthy diet. E.Frolova

12.00-12.20 Workgroups - how to change diet

13.25-16.25 Methods of nutritional investigations R.Prattala (Finland)

16.25-17.00 Workgroups - methods of nutritional studies. How to fill out 24-hour dietary questionnaire.


February, 26. Nutrition and Family Health

9.00-9.30 Workgroups - questionnaire analysis

9.30-10.00 Group reports

10.00-12.00 Epidemiology of nutrition. Elliot Berri (Israel)

12.00-12.45 Worgroups

13.40-16.15 Role of the specialists in changing dietary preferences E.Frolova

16.15-17.00 Presentation of project "Healthy Heart" results in connection with isolated dietary intervention - T.Dubikaitis

17.00-17.30 Workgroups - physicians and dietologists. Collaboration or competition?

February, 27 Environment and health

9.30-10.00 Group reports

10.00-12.00 Enivornmental influences on humans. Air and water. K.Negrienko

12.00-12.45 Workgroups - how physicians could use ecological data. Brainstorming session.

13.40-15.00 Family ecology A.Meltzer

15.00-16.30 Environment protection - Scandinavian experience Anna Yngveson (Sweden)

16.30-17.00 Workgroups - what can we do for environment protection?

February, 28 Health Risks

9.30-10.00 Group reports

10.00-12.00 Environmental toxicology. V.Shilov

12.00-13.30 Risk. Assessment and regulation of risks. A.Kiselev

14.20-16.20 Family violence. Underestimated health risk. Merja-Maaria Turunen (Finland)

16.20-17.30 Family violence. Women and violence. O.Kuznetsova

March, 1 Family and elderly

9.30 - 10.30 Workgroups - Family violence: problem that we seldom see or seldom notice?

10.00-12.00 Epidemiology of aging C.Ortendahl

12.00-12.45 Workgroups - economical effect of population aging

13.40-14.00 Workgroups report

14.00-15.30 Human Genome. V.Baranov

16.00-17.00 Quality of Life Assessment, V.Kolesnik

March, 2 Conclusion

9.30 - 12.00 Social gerontology. E.Pushkova

12.00 - 12.45 Family on a different stages of life cycle E.Frolova

13.40 - 15.00 Exam

15.00 - 16.00 Conclusion and general discussion

Detailed explanation to the program

I Life cycle

General principles. Biological and social determinism. Cognitive development (Piaget). Life cycle according to Ericsson. Problem of adaptation to death and dying. Kuebler-Ross staging.

Child development. Infancy and early childhood. Theoretical backgrounds of the breast feeding role toilet training. Emotional development of a child. Sex roles. Family role in child socialization. Middle childhood and adolescence. Emotional and social development in this period. Moral development (psychoanalytical point of view, social/learning theory, cognitive theory). Moral development by Kolberg. Social development in adolescence. Types of adolescent groups (clique, crowd). Adolescence crises.

II Family sociology.

Major topics in family sociology. Family and marriage. Family and household. Types of families (nuclear, extended, augmented). Types of family in evolutional perspective (Zimmerman's trustee, domestic and atomistic family). Role analysis in families. Structural characteristics of family (borders, transborder interaction, differentiation and specialization, territoriality)..

Comparative analysis of family development in Russia and in foreign countries.

Families and illness. The Psychosocial Typology of Illness. Genograms. The Time Phases of Illness. Chronic disorders and the Life Cycle. Family Health and Illness Belief Systems. Anticipatory Loss in Physical Illness. Treatment Issues with Families

III Genetic Epidemiology

From Genes to Public Health. Genetic Technology and the Human Genome Project. . Genetic Epidemiology and Core Public Health Functions. Traditional Epidemiologic Studies. Studies Assessing Unmeasured Genetic Factors. Studies Assessing Measured Genetic Factors. Nontraditional Epidemiologic Studies. Case-Only Studies. Case-Parental Control Studies. Affected Relative-Pair Studies. Epidemiologic Approaches to Family Studies. Familial Aggregation in Case-Control Studies. Linkage Analysis in an Epidemiologic Study

IV Reproductive Epidemiology.

General Considerations. Reproductive Life Events. Menstrual Cycle Characteristics. Fertility. Time-to-Pregnancy Studies. Pregnancy Loss. Recognized Loss . Early (Subclinical) Pregnancy Loss. Pregnancy Complications. Birth Weight. Dichotomized Birth Weight. Weight-Specific Mortality . Perinatal Mortality. Relative Birth Weight . Birth Weight. Birth Defects.

V Nutritional Epidemiology

Epidemiologic Studies of Nutritional Exposures. Ecologic Studies. Special Exposure Groups. Migrant Studies and Secular Trends. Case-Control and Cohort Studies. Controlled Trials. Measurement of Diet in Epidemiologic Studies. Nutrients Versus Foods. Dimension of time. General Methods of Dietary Assessment. Methods Based on Food Intake. Validity of Dietary Assessment Methods. Biochemical Indicators of Diet. Choice of Tissues for Analysis. Limitations of Biochemical Indicators. Anthropometry and Measures of Body Composition. Methodologic Issues in Nutritional Epidemiology. Between-Person Variation in Dietary Intake. Implications of Total Energy Intake.

VI Environment and Health

Humans and the Ecosystem. Anthropogenic effects on ecosystems. Influence of the ecosystems on humans. Air. National and Global Ambient Air Quality. Air pollution emergencies. Indoor Air Quality. Water. Water Quality Characteristics. Assessment of Water Quality. Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment. Land Use and Soil Conservation. Risk Assessment and Policy. Risk Perception and Management. Hazardous Wastes.

VII Environmental toxicology

Sources, pathways and effects of toxic substances in environment on humans. Pathophysiology of the action of toxic substances. Pathophysiology of air and water pollutants. Toxic metals. Pesticides. Solvents. Toxic compounds in the food. Other chemical substances.

VIII Epidemiology of aging

Changes in health status in aging society. Functional assessment of older persons. Quality of life assessment and subjective assessment of life quality. Measurement of functional capacity of older adults. Comorbidity. Molecular epidemiology of aging. Biodemography of aging. Longitudinal studies on aging epidemiology

IX Social gerontology

Gerontology tasks. Medical, demographical, ethnographical and social questions of human aging. Historical analysis of society treatment of older adults. Role and place of aged people in modern society. Role of the family in elderly care. Role of the elderly people in the family in Russia and foreign countries. How society treat elderly in Russia and abroad.

X Family violence

Epidemiology of family violence. Similarity between violence-prone families (power, social isolation). Theories of family violence. General theory. Individual psychopathology. Social learning theory (transgenerational transmission of violence). Social control theories. Feministic theories. Connection between family violence with other forms of abuse - sexual harassment, dating violence, etc. Child abuse. Incest. Elderly abuse. Strategies of prevention.

XI Family sexual health.

Sexual communication. Effective communication. Love and sex. Intimacy, sex and relationships. Partner selection. Marriage, cohabitation, unmarried people and sex. Divorce. Sexuality and aging.