The primary objectives of medical sociology are to explain how particular societal arrangements affect the types and distribution of health, disease, and medical care. This course will show that the organization of the medical care system and its responses to demands for services are historical, specific, and inseparable from other issues. Medical sociology as a field of study strives to be independent of the medical profession, taking the profession’s medical values, assumptions, and perspectives as data for study and analysis. Prerequisite: SOCI 101 or instructor’s permission.
2016-2017 Course Catalog / Courses / MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY