Sociology of Health

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.

School

Liberal Arts

Program

Sociology

Course Number

SOC3600C

Section

A

Instructor

Michelle Holliday Stocking

Credits

4

Session

Summer Session 1

Type

Online - Asynchronous

Start – End Dates

05/24/2021-07/02/2021

Student Registration Link

https://mymack.merrimack.edu/ICS/

Other Registration Link

https://www.merrimack.edu/admission/professional-studies/summer-session/registration/