Medical Sociology

Medical Sociology
Social epidemiology, the sick role, sociocultural definitions of and responses to illness, and the organization of medical-health delivery systems.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
Course Outcomes

Understanding of social and structural factors

Students will gain awareness of the social and structural factors which influence health, healing, and illness. Particular emphasis is given to: (1) influenc eof the social environment on health and illness; (2) health and illness behavior; (3) health care prasctitioners and their relationships with patients; and (4) the health care system. Students will be introduced to the literature and be conversant regarding the primary social and structural factors influencing health and illness.

Diversity and health factors

Students will gain understanding and awareness of the gender and race and ethnic differences related to health and illness.

oral and written presentation

Students will debate a current topic related to the sociology of medicine which will require them to be conversant with the debate and develop oral presentation skills. In addition, students will research and present in written form a medical phenomenon in sociological terms.