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SOCL 257 Sociology of Health and Illness
The course introduces the field of medical sociology, an area of sociology concerned with social causes and consequences of health and illness. This involves analysis of the social context and organization of health and health care, including professional and patient roles, health care systems and settings (such as hospitals), health and illness behaviors, and the social construction of health and illness. The intent is to identify and discuss current issues and findings in medical sociology. (LA)
Prerequisite: 3 s.h. SOCL.
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