This course examines health, illness and healing as not merely physiological states but also human experiences shaped by sociological forces. The course begins with a brief historical review of medicine and the emergence of scientific medicine. Social epidemiology, health behavior, social stress, social support, the stages of the illness experience, the sick role, the doctor-patient relationship, technology and medicine, and the delivery of medical care in the U.S. and how it compares to other countries are among the topics examined. Fulfills: SOSC in LS Core.
Sociology of Health
Online - Asynchronous
Start – End Dates
01/04/2020-01/20/2021 (2 weeks)
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