The Department of Medical Sociology
exists since 1972 and is part of the Medical
Faculty of the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (Germany). It's provisional
administration is governed by Prof. Dr. Dr. Juergen Bengel from the Institute
of Psychology, Department for Rehabilitation Psychology and Psychotherapy, Faculty
for Behavioral and Economic Sciences.
in academic teaching is to organise professional training in the disciplines
of Medical Sociology (first year of training), Social Medicine
in cooperation with Occupational Medicine and Health Economics, Health system
and Public Health (clinical
years) in the medical curriculum.
Furthermore students from other faculties
(sociology, psychology, philosophy, pedagogics, anthropology, economics) can visit
additional lessons and seminaries. The teaching staff of the department is also
engaged in continuing and further education for other health professionals.
The annual teaching report of the department including the results of standardized
evaluation of educational efforts is part of the faculty's teaching report.
A computer-based books, journal and video library give both to teaching
staff and students support in structuring the learning process. The research
cover both basic and applied social science research areas in medicine and health.
To get a list of publications in English language or further informations on
activities please contact U. Stoessel (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The research activities are documented in the
university's annual research report which will be available (only in German language)
Since 1992 the German
Coordinating Agency for Public Health/Health Sciences (CAPH), founded by the
'Stifterverband fuer die Deutsche Wissenschaft' in Essen (Germany) is located
at our department. Linked to this agency is the secretariate of the 'Accreditation
Agency for Study Programmes in Special Education, Care, Health, and Social Work
The department is also linked to
a lot of national and international scientific, health and health-administration