SOCI 0318 - Sociology of Medical Care

Credits: 3

Examination of existing theory and research on medical care of a social institution. Study of the relation of social factors to illness, both physical and mental, and its distribution. Attitudes and beliefs regarding illness and the response to illness in various societies. Sociological analysis of hospitals as social organizations, of the medical profession, and of medical education. Comparison of medicine as it is practiced in the United States and in other countries.

Prerequisites: SOCI 0101  or GERO 0101 .

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